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  Athearn Genesis HO G40573 GP38-2, Frisco (SLSF) #683
Athearn Genesis HO G40573 GP38-2, Frisco (SLSF) #683
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By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38's engine which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the "dash 2" modular electrical cabinet. For the past 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain service today.
Blomberg-M trucks
Era: Early 1970s thru early 1980s
Front and rear MU hose catch tray 
Trainline hoses 
Early coupler cut levers 
Standard stepwells without pilot face corner notches 
81" low nose with ratchet brake and single Gyralight 
Standard early 4-window cab with louvers and no roof seam 
Riveted cab side with arm rest 
Sunshades with track 
Fore wind deflectors 
Operating Prime Stratolite beacon 
Leslie S5TR five chime air horn 
Whip antenna 
Intermediate inertial air intake grilles 
Standard range dynamic brake 
3,600 gallon fuel tank 
New roadnames 
Phase Iaa: close radiator fan spacing; chickenwire grilles 
MU hoses 
Front and rear drop steps 
Deck mount MU stand with single receptacle 
Early battery box doors 
Cab mounted dual sealed beam headlight with glare shield unless noted 
Early ECAFB 
Standard ribbed blower housing 
Standard raised exhaust unless noted 
Curved radiator fan grab iron 
Short walkway duct extension 
Frame mounted bell unless noted 
Salem air filter 
Speed recorder 
Minimum radius: 18" 
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run 
Non-sound models are DCC-ready and features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector 
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more 
Accurately-painted and -printed paint schemes 
Coupler cut levers 
MU hoses 
Trainline hose 
See through cab windows 
Full cab interior 
Standard cabs include sliding windows 
Walkway tread 
Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance 
See through dynamic brake fans on locomotives equipped with dynamic brakes 
Windshield wipers 
Lift rings 
Wire grab irons 
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks 
Sander lines 
McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible 
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation 
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation 
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow 
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail 
Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance 
Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant 
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power 
Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage 
Replacement parts available
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
Replacement parts available

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