Athearn Genesis ATHG65768, HO EMD GP40-2 with Tsunami2 Sound DCC, UP #1342

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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP40-2, w Tsunami2 Sound/DCC
Union Pacific #1342

Athearn Item #ATHG65768


  • Former DRGW, SP, & WP units that have been painted in UP’s latest scheme

  • Used all over the system in branch and secondary assignments

  • Cab air conditioner

  • Spare knuckles on rear pilot

  • Etched cab mirrors

  • Front snowplow per prototype

  • Cab antennas per prototype

  • Front & rear ditch lights except as noted

  • Modeler-installed fuel waste retention tank included in polybag


  • Former DRGW unit

  • Early production unit with small anticlimber, 81” nose & chickenwire grills

  • Nathan K3 horn mounted on long hood

  • Lifting slots on pilot faces

  • Tall walkway-mounted ditch lights

  • Blomberg-B trucks

Locomotive Features:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run

  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-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

  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance

  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power

  • Packaging securely holds model for safe storage

Sound equipped models also feature:

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound

  • 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

  • Precision slow speed control

  • 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 in the box

Prototype History

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotives became the GP40-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, turbocharged, 3000 horsepower engine in 1972. These locomotive were developed for service where higher horsepower and faster service were preferable. A major feature for the GP40-2 was the introduction of the “dash 2” modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP40-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, and helper service. Many remain in service today.

More Information
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price 279.98
UPC 797534657687
Scale HO
DCC DCC With Sound
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