Athearn Genesis HO G22741 F3A/B, Gulf Mobile and Ohio (Freight/Passenger) #807a/B82

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Athearn Genesis HO G22741 F3A/B, Gulf Mobile and Ohio (Freight/Passenger) #807a/B82
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Description

EMD F-units were a line of diesel-electric locomotives produced between November 1939 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and General Motors-Diesel Division. Final assembly for all F-units was at the GM-EMD plant at La Grange, Illinois and the GMDD plant in London, Ontario, Canada. They were sold to railroads throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Structurally, the locomotive was a carbody unit, with the body as the main load-bearing structure, designed like a bridge truss and covered with cosmetic panels. The so-called bulldog nose was a distinguishing feature of the locomotive's appearance, and made a lasting impression in the mind of the traveling public.

The F-units were the most successful "first generation" road (main line) diesel locomotives in North America, and were largely responsible for superseding steam locomotives in road freight service. Before this, diesel units were mostly only built as switcher locomotives, and only used in rail yards.

ALL ICG AND GM&O UNITS FEATURE:
#1615 F3A
Nose MU hatch
Early F-3 three window side panels
Chicken wire grilles
Tall fans
Firecracker antenna

#880B F3A
Steam generator equipped passenger unit used on "The Plug" a Chicago to Joliet commuter train until 1976
Used in freight service on weekends
Roof mounted cooling coil
Nose MU hatch
Early F-3 three window side panels
Chicken wire grilles
Tall fans
Firecracker antenna

#807A F3A
Red body color
Freight unit in service past 1975
Pilot mounted MU hoses
Chicken wire side panels
Roof mounted oil cooler
Chicken wire grilles
Nose MU door
Whip antenna
Tall fans

#B82 F3B
Maroon body color
Passenger unit in freight unit in service past 1975
Steam generator
Roof mounted cooling coil
Chicken wire grilles
Tall fans

#800B F3A
Freight unit in service past 1975
Roof mounted oil cooler
Early F-3 three window side panels
Chicken wire grilles
Tall fans
Whip antenna

#811B F7A
Low fans
Firecracker antenna
Stainless steel grilles
Roof mounted oil cooler
Freight unit in service past 1975
Four horizontal louver side panels

All units are powered
Factory installed SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound and DCC decoder (DCC+sound units only)
Tsunami sounds are compatible with both DCC and DC operation (DCC+sound units only)
Directional constant lighting; headlight brightness remains constant
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes
Separately applied photo etched metal and injection molded detail parts
Cab interior
Coupler cut levers
MU hoses
Trainline hose
Windshield wipers
Lift rings
Wire grab irons
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
Sander lines
Body mounted McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector (DCC-Ready only)
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 all popular brands of track
Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
Back up light
Blomberg-B trucks
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Minimum radius: 18"
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