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Athearn adds Electro-Motive Division SD59M-2 to Genesis 2.0 line          

By Cody Grivno | November 12, 2021

HO scale model scheduled for release in December 2022

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Athearn Genesis HO scale Union Pacific SD59M-2 number 9903 in lightning stripe scheme.

Athearn announced that it will be adding a Union Pacific Electro-Motive Division (EMD) SD59M-2 diesel locomotive to its Genesis 2.0 line. The HO scale six-axle road locomotive is based on prototypes rebuilt from EMD SD60M phase II diesels.

The newly tooled Athearn Genesis 2.0 model will include separate, factory-applied uncoupling levers, m.u. hoses, and sander lines; a detailed cab interior; and Celcon handrails. Other features will be etched-metal see-through walkway steps; illuminated number boxes and ground lights above the front trucks; rotating bearing caps; a flared radiator section; a detailed 4,500-gallon safety fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, and breather pipes; all-wheel drive and electrical pickup; RP-25 contour wheels; a die-cast metal frame; and light-emitting-diode lighting.

Athearn will be offering the HO scale model in four road numbers. Numbers 9903 and 9908 will be decorated in the lightning stripe scheme with a shield and wing on the nose. Numbers 9916 and 9922 will feature the Building America scheme with a United States flag on the long hood.

Direct-current models with a 21-pin NEM connector will sell for $249.99. Models with a dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder will be priced at $349.99. For more information, visit athearn.com.

 Athearn Genesis HO scale Union Pacific SD59M-2 number 9903 in lightning stripe scheme.
Athearn is offering its HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD59M-2 diesel locomotive in two different Union Pacific paint schemes. Numbers 9903 and 9908 will wear the railroad’s lightning stripe scheme, as shown here. The other two road numbers will be decorated in the railroad’s Building America scheme with a United States flag on the long hood.

 

Athearn Genesis HO scale Union Pacific SD59M-2 number 9916 in Building America scheme.
The Athearn Genesis SD59M-2 will feature a flared radiator section, a windowless nose door, and an extended step guard on the conductor’s side. Rooftop features will include Positive Train Control antennas on top of the cab, lift rings, and a three-chime air horn.
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