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Athearn Genesis Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive

By | August 4, 2022

HO scale model available in five paint schemes in September 2023

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Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $239.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $339.99.

Era: 1970s to 1990s (varies depending on scheme)

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

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Athearn Genesis Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive.

Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive features:

  • Body-mounted McHenry knuckle couplers
  • Celcon handrails
  • Detailed fuel tank with fillers, gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Full cab interior
  • Light-emitting diode lighting
  • Heavy die-cast metal frame
  • RP-25 contour wheels
  • Wire grab irons
  • Minimum radius, 18”; recommended radius, 22”

Release date: September 2023

Road names: Amtrak (phase 2, three road numbers); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue-and-yellow warbonnet, four numbers [two each with and without plated over steps]); and Electro-Motive Division demonstrator (blue and white, one number). Fictional schemes: BNSF Ry. (dark green and cream) and Southern Ry. (green and white). Two numbers per scheme unless noted.

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