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Athearn Genesis HO G97272 FEF-3 Northern 4-8-4 Locomotive with Triple Stack, Union Pacific #837 (DCC and Sound Equipped)
Athearn Genesis HO G97272 FEF-3 Northern 4-8-4 Locomotive with Triple Stack, Union Pacific #837 (DCC and Sound Equipped)
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In 1939, 15 FEF-2 class 4-8-4s, numbers 820 through 834, were acquired. They shared a family resemblance to the big Challengers and Big Boys. The FEF-2s were built as coal burners with single exhaust stacks, drop coupler pilots and "centipede" tenders that carried 25 tons of coal and 23,500 gallons of water. When they were rebuilt, they received double or triple exhaust stacks.

During the traffic crunch of World War II, ten more 4-8-4s of class FEF-3, numbers 835 through 844, were acquired. The FEF-3 boiler was slightly longer than the FEF-2; plus, the FEF-3 featured double exhaust stacks, cast pilots and
cabinets on the tender. Within six months of delivery, they were fitted with "elephant ear" smoke deflectors. Several FEF-3s also received triple exhaust stacks.

All of the 4-8-4s were converted to burn oil after the Second World War. They also wore two-tone gray paint from April 1946 until the mid-1950s. While UP streamliners were all diesel powered, the FEFs worked the secondary trains such as the Pony Express and Overland as well as mail trains. At the time, those trains were usually quite long and consisted of heavyweight cars, requiring all of the power the FEFs could deliver.

Rebuilt in 1946, FEF-3 837 was changed to an oil burner with triple stack, red signal light, feedwater heater and two-tone gray paint which lasted until the mid-1950s.
Lighted number boards Individually-applied detail parts, including brass- painted bell and whistle, piping, valves, generator, steps, air pump, air tanks, reverser and coupler lift bar Metal handrails Builder's plates Front coupler pocket can be inserted to mount operating coupler Non-operating classification lights Firebox with rivet detail Adjustable cab windows Boiler backhead with full details and printed gauges Blackened metal wheels Tender-mounted DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami sound Sound units operate in both DC and DCC Synchronized chuff, whistle, bell, blow-down, air compressor, dyno and pop-off valve sounds User-controlled whistle, short whistle, bell, squeal, coupler crash, injector, water stop and light dimmer Some functions are limited in DC Chuff, whistle and bell sounds work in DC All functions NMRA-compatible in DCC mode Slow speed control Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes CV chart is included in the box Coal fired Single smokestack Drop coupler Single generator Ash pan ATS cabinet included in the box