Athearn Genesis HO G63731 GP40-2, Southern Pacific #7600

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Athearn Genesis HO G63731 GP40-2, Southern Pacific #7600
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The EMD GP40-2 is a 4-axle diesel road switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division as part of its Dash 2 line between April 1972 and December 1986. The locomotive's power was provided by an EMD 645E3 16-cylinder engine which generated 3,000 horsepower.

Like the SD40-2 the GP40-2 has a reputation for reliability, and many are still in use. Changes such as the modular electronics system improved reliability over the GP40. Their high power-per-axle rating suited them to high-speed service rather than low-speed drag freights.

Southern Pacific in 1974 purchased from EMD the GP40P-2 with almost every conceivable EMD/SP option at the time, with exception of Locotrol and Tunnel Motor style radiators. These locomotives were very distinctive with their longer frame and flared radiator grills. With intention to retire the Fairbanks-Morse Train Masters, the GP40P-2 were assigned out of the Bay Area, for commute service between San Francisco and San Jose. SP #3197 was painted in commemorative red-white-blue bicentennial livery in 1975 and remained this way until 1980 when it was returned to the red and grey.

Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-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
Walkway tread
Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
Windshield wipers
Lift rings
Wire grab irons
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
Sander lines
McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
New LED Lighting for realistic appearance
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power


PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:
Duplicated look and feel of "In Service" equipment; "Tattered and Torn" just like the real thing
Faded base colors matched to the prototype
Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust
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