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Athearn Genesis HO G63998 SDP40F, Amtrak #583 (DCC and Sound Equipped)

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Formed in 1971, Amtrak took over operation of most of America's passenger trains with an assortment of old locomotives, primarily decades-old E-units. The carrier worked with General Motors Electro-Motive Division to design new passenger locomotives. The result was the SDP40F. Built by EMD from 1973–1974 for Amtrak and for a brief time they formed the backbone of Amtrak's long-distance passenger fleet. With 150 built, the SDP40F became the "face" of Amtrak in the mid-1970s as they were found on the head ends of passenger trains from San Diego to Washington DC and from Seattle to Miami. Several were rebuilt and found a second life with the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in freight service.

Eventually, the SDP40F was phased out as all-electric cars, such as the Amfleet, displaced the old steam heat rolling stock. While the SDP40F was designed with conversion to head-end power (HEP) in mind, the bad press they received, cost to upgrade and overhaul the units, and Amtrak's satisfaction with the versatility of the HEP-equipped F40PH ultimately doomed the SDP40F. Amtrak was able to trade in the SDP40Fs to EMD as more F40PH units were acquired in the late 1970s. The last SDP40F was retired from Amtrak in the early 1980s.

AMTRAK FEATURES:
Units from Amtrak's second order, featuring flat nose
Steam line access door snow plow pilot
Low profile dustbin, exhaust silencer, fan housings
Dual steam generators
As delivered fuel/water tank
Illuminated gyra/big hole signal lights
Illuminated cab class lights
Roof mounted sinclair antenna and cab vent

PHASE III FEATURES:
Position and size of Amtrak lettering varies per road number
Repainted Phase III

#622, 626:
"Small" ice breakers, ACI labels, no rear numbers, SL4T horn

#631, 634:
No ice breakers, small blue rear numbers, no ACI labels, early K5 horn

PHASE I FEATURES:
Leslie S4T air horn (unique to these engines)
First time Icicle breaker bars front & rear
Phase I paint

#583, #586:
Small blue road numbers on rear of body

#625, #629:
No rear numbers

GENESIS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
Front and rear 3-hose M.U. hose clusters with silver ends
Front and rear trainline hoses
Illuminated number boards
Illuminated classlights
Illuminated ground lights (above the trucks aligned to cab side windows)
Non-skid end walks
Fine-scale end handrails for scale appearance
Detailed and painted cab interior with control stand
4,500 gallon split fuel/water or rebuilt fuel only tank
HTC sideframes with high brake cylinders and air lines
Flush mounted portal window glass
Factory applied wire grab irons and lift rings
Minimum radius: 18"
Recommended radius: 22"
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 (rear only on Amtrak models)
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 all popular brands of track
Scale brightness LED lighting (adjustable via CV changes)
Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS FEATURE:
Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
Twin 28mm speakers
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Excellent Slow speed control
Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
CV chart included

SKU: ATH-G63998

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