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Athearn Genesis HO EMD FP7A, DC, SOO #504, ATHG22727


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Athearn Genesis HO EMD FP7A, Standard DC
Soo Line, Freight #504

Athearn Item # ATHG22727


While these covered wagons were bought for passenger service, they served most of their careers in freight service. Changing colors to the now familiar red and white scheme in the early sixties, and loosing their steam generators shortly thereafter, the old girls started to gain some real personality.

  • Steam generator and side skirts removed
  • Grabiron ladder engineer side of the nose
  • Drop grabs replaced the rear vertical handrails, per prototype
  • Rear backup light


  • FP7 Phase I
  • Railroad-modified pilot with removed steps
  • Short grab iron ladder up the left side of the nose
  • Nose gyra light plated over
  • Nose door with single beam headlight
  • Early style square winterization hatch


  • FP7 Phase II
  • Unmodified EMD standard freight pilot
  • FARR grilles
  • As-delivered light package
  • Nose door with single beam headlight
  • Rounded winterization hatch

#500A FP7A

  • FP7 Phase I
  • Railroad-modified pilot with removed steps
  • Short grab iron ladder up the left side of the nose
  • Nose door w/ twin sealed beam headlight
  • Early style square winterization hatch

#2501C F7B

  • Early style square winterization hatch

Locomotive Features:

  • All units are powered
  • Factory installed SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound and DCC decoder (DCC+sound units only)
  • Tsunami sounds are compatible with both DCC and DC operation (DCC+sound units only)
  • Genesis driveline with balanced five pole skew wound motor and dual flywheels
  • Directional constant lighting; headlight brightness remains constant
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes
  • Separately applied photo etched metal and injection molded detail parts
  • Cab interior
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Sander lines
  • Body mounted McHenry scale knuckle couplers – Kadee compatible
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector (DCC-Ready only)
  • 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
  • Back up light
  • Blomberg-B trucks
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius: 18”

Prototype Info:

The EMD FP7 was a 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW), B-B passenger-hauling diesel locomotive produced between June 1949 and December 1953 by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division and General Motors Diesel. Final assembly was at GM-EMD’s La Grange, Illinois plant, excepting locomotives destined for Canada, in which case final assembly was at GMD’s plant in London, Ontario. The locomotive contained an auxiliary water tank and steam generator to supply steam heat to the trailing passenger cars. This necessitated a longer body and frame. Although intended for passenger service, these locomotive still were regularly assigned into freight locomotive pools as well.

A total of 381 cab-equipped lead A units were built; unlike the freight series, no cabless booster B units were sold. Regular F7B units were sometimes used with FP7 A units, since they, lacking cabs, had more room for water and steam generators. The FP7 and its successor, the FP9, were offshoots of GM-EMD’s highly successful F-unit series of cab unit freight diesels.

F3s, F7s, and F9s equipped for passenger service are not FP-series locomotives, which although similar in appearance have distinctive differences, including but not limited to the greater body length. The extra 4 ft (1.2 m) of length was added behind the first body-side porthole, and can be recognised by the greater distance between that porthole and the first small carbody filter grille. The corresponding space beneath the body, behind the front truck, was also opened up; this either remained an empty space or was filled with a distinctive water tank shaped like a barrel mounted transversely.