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Athearn Genesis HO G65208 SD60E, Norfolk Southern (GoRail) #6963

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Beginning in early 2010, NS SD60 #6653 entered the Juniata shops in Altoona, PA as what would be the first of 240 planned units of the SD60E Capital Rebuild Program for Norfolk Southern. Following in August the same year, SD60s #6567 & #6576 were retired and destined for the SD60E program that was planned to continue through 2019. Mechanically, the original prime mover, a 16-cylinder 710G3, remained but was thoroughly rebuilt to 710G3B specs and rerated to 4,000 horsepower. The original shaft-driven air compressor was replaced with a new motor-driven compressor. All-new electrical cabinets and wiring coupled with EMD's EM2000 microprocessor controls was installed, along with D99BTR traction motors. A new split-cooling system helps the SD60E meet Tier 0+ emission requirements and reduce fuel consumption by an estimated 5% as compared to an older SD60 model.The SD60E's tractive effort is rated at 109,000 pounds while an un-rebuilt SD60 is rated at 96,320-100,000 pounds.

Externally while most of the SD60's carbody remained intact, the program included the installation of a completely new cab, offering crews better crash protection. The original SD60 cab weighs 3,800 pounds compared to 12,500 pounds for the new cab. A more spacious work environment is available with the new cab of the SD60E. This cab was designed by NS with input from outside consultants and train crews. Fabricated by Curry Railroad Supply, a local vendor, it looks unlike anything else on U.S. rails with its pronounced numberboard/headlight housing and flat front with a centered cab door.

NS #6963 "GoRail" FEATURES:
4500 gallon EMD fuel tank
Cab mounted PTC antenna array
NS designed snow plow
Horse head style blower duct kick plate
Different cab panel louver arrangement per prototype

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"

SKU: ATH-G65208


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