Athearn Genesis ATHG88189, HO EMD GP9, Standard DC, CR Ex-PRR #7176

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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP9, Standard DC Version
Conrail Ex-PRR #7176

Athearn Item #ATHG88189

Conrail Features:

When Conrail was formed in 1976, it found itself with a large assortment of GP7 and GP9 units from all walks of life. One of the biggest groups of Conrail GP9s was originally owned by the Pennsylvania RR, which rostered GP9s in both Phase II and Phase III body styles. There was much variation regarding the application of Conrail ownership markings to these units; our Genesis diesels will replicate this variety. Each one features unique patches, logos, and decoration.

  • Former Penn Central units; all originally belonged to the Pennsylvania Railroad

  • As per the prototypes, the GP9 units are set up to operate long hood forward

  • Era 1976+


  • Phase III GP9

  • CR patch over faded Penn Central logo

  • MU hose holders with footboards

Primed For Grime Models Feature:

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing

  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype

  • Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype

  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

Locomotive Features:

  • 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 both 8- and 9-pin 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

  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance

  • 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”

Prototype History

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.”

More Information
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price 199.98
UPC 797534881891
Scale HO
DCC Standard DC
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