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Athearn Genesis HO G22675 F3A/B, New York Central #1633/ #2438 (DCC and Sound Equipped)
Athearn Genesis HO G22675 F3A/B, New York Central #1633/ #2438 (DCC and Sound Equipped)
 
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Description
 
The EMD FP7 was a 1,500 horsepower, B-B dual-service passenger and freight-hauling diesel locomotive produced between June 1949 and December 1953 by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division and General Motors Diesel. The FP7 was essentially EMD's F7A locomotive extended by four feet to give greater water capacity for the steam generator for heating passenger trains.

A total of 381 cab-equipped lead A units were built; unlike the freight series, no cabless booster B units were sold. Regular F7B units were sometimes used with FP7 A units, since they, lacking cabs, had more room for water and steam generators. The FP7 and its successor, the FP9, were offshoots of GM-EMD's highly successful F-unit series of cab unit freight diesels.

F3s, F7s, and F9s equipped for passenger service are not FP-series locomotives, which although similar in appearance have distinctive differences, including but not limited to the greater body length. The extra 4' of length was added behind the first body-side porthole, and can be recognised by the greater distance between that porthole and the first small carbody filter grille. The corresponding space beneath the body, behind the front truck, was also opened up; this either remained an empty space or was filled with a distinctive water tank shaped like a barrel mounted transversely.
Features
Researched from the prototype to match specific units
All units are powered
Genesis driveline with dynamically balanced five pole skew wound motor and dual flywheels
Directional constant lighting
Separately applied photo etched metal and injection molded detail parts
Cab interior
Factory installed SoundTraxx Tsunami sound and DCC decoder
Tsunami sounds are compatible with both DCC and DC operation
Individual sound boards installed in both A and B units