Athearn Genesis HO G65204 SD60E, Norfolk Southern "Honoring Our Veterans" #6920


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Athearn Genesis HO G65204 SD60E, Norfolk Southern "Honoring Our Veterans" #6920
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The first unit was finally released for service on November 15, 2010, carrying road number 6900. In March 2011, 6901 was released, followed by 6902 in June of that year. These three units gave NS mechanical personnel valuable feedback as the units toured the system, enduring "real life" testing.

In March 2012, the fourth SD60E emerged from Juniata as one of the 12 units initially funded for the program. But the pace of the remanufacturing process picked up as initial teething problems were addressed. The units soon met the carrier's expectations and began entering revenue service on a regular basis.

3900 gallon EMD fuel tank
Cab mounted PTC antenna array
NS designed snow plow
Slotted style blower duct kick plate
Prototypical cab panel louver arrangement
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
LED lighting including:
-Illuminated deck mounted ditchlights front and rear
-Ground lights above front trucks
Long hood mounted Nathan 5-chime air horn
Rounded or rectangular cab windows per prototype
Flexible rubber multiple unit (MU) hoses with silver glad hands
Flexible rubber front and rear trainline air hose with silver glad hands
Step wells feature seperately applied individual see through photo-etch steps
Coupler cut levers with loops
Safety tread on the walkways
Anti-glare panel painted on the nose
Factory applied photo-etch windshield wipers & lift rings
See through and tinted cab windows
Detailed and painted cab interior with control stand, display screens, detailed crew seats
See-through radiator fans
Factory installed wire grab irons
Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
Underframe mounted E-bell
HT-C trucks with Timken bearings
DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin connector
McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
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 lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Minimum radius: 18"
Recommended radius: 22"
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