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Athearn Genesis Electro-Motive Division DDA40X diesel locomotive

By | July 6, 2022

HO scale model scheduled for release in August 2023

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Electro-Motive Division DDA40X diesel locomotive

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $429.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $599.99. Add $10 for Primed for Grime model.

Era: Late 1960s to early 1970s

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

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Athearn Genesis Primed for Grime HO scale Union Pacific Electro-Motive Division DDA40X diesel locomotive no. 6901.

Electro-Motive Division DDA40X diesel locomotive features:

  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • Celcon handrails and stanchions
  • Detailed fuel tank
  • Die-cast metal frame
  • Four cube speakers
  • Full cab interior
  • Illuminated truck lights, number boxes, and classification lights (latter where equipped)
  • Injection-molded plastic body
  • Light-emitting-diode headlights
  • McHenry scale couplers
  • Minimum radius, 24”; recommended radius, 28”
  • See-through walkways
  • Wire grab irons
  • Scheduled for release in August 2023

Road names: Union Pacific (no. 6900 in as-delivered appearance and no. 6901 in faded paint).

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