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Electro-Motive Division GP7 from Athearn Genesis

By | November 22, 2022

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A gray and orange locomotive against a white background.

Electro-Motive Division GP7 from Athearn Genesis

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $219.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $319.99. Add $10 for Primed for Grime models.

Era: 1949+ (varies on paint scheme)

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

A gray and orange locomotive against a white background.
Electro-Motive Division GP7

Electro-Motive Division GP7 features:

  • Body-mounted McHenry knuckle couplers
  • See-through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • “Nub” style walkway tread
  • Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
  • Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
  • 5-pole skew wound motor
  • All-wheel drive with all-wheel electrical pickup
  • Light-emitting diode lighting
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Road number specific details

Release date: December 2023

Road names: Conrail (blue with “Can Opener” logo in one road number, without in two road numbers); Maine Central (gold in one road number and “simplified” green paint scheme in two road numbers); Reading (dark green); Santa Fe (blue and yellow, and B-unit in one road number); Western Pacific (gray and orange). Three road numbers unless otherwise noted.

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