Athearn Genesis HO G65044 GP7u, Wisconsin and Southern #701

ATH-G65044

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Athearn Genesis HO G65044 GP7u, Wisconsin and Southern #701
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In 1949, EMD introduced the GP7. The basic design followed most diesel switchers with the addition of a short hood instead of an end-cab. The hoods were also full height to better accommodate the diesel engine and mechanical and electrical components.

In 1954 EMD upgraded the GP7 to become the 1,750 horsepower GP9. Externally, the first GP9s were virtually unchanged from the last GP7s. Later versions would include different louver arrangements and the last ones would come without the frame skirting. The GP9 was available with all of the fuel tank, steam generator, and dynamic brake options as the GP7, including "torpedo boats."

Many railroads chose to rebuild their GP7s and GP9s for continued service. Often times, it was cheaper to do this rather than purchasing brand-new locomotives.

Front and rear MU catch boxes with footboard
Trainline and MU hoses
Coupler cut levers
Drop steps unless noted
MU stands
"Nub" style walkway tread
Bell placement & type per prototype
Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
Wire grab irons
Lift rings
Windshield wipers
See through cab windows and full cab interior
Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
Sander lines
Speed recorder unless noted
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes
Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
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
Bidirectional constant LED lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
Replacement parts available
Minimum radius: 18"
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