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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP15-1, Tsunami2 Sound & DCC, C&NW #4410, ATHG16724


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Expected July 2017
MSRP: $289.98

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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP15-1, w Tsunami2 Sound & DCC
Chicago and North Western (C&NW) #4410

Athearn Genesis Item # ATHG16724


  • 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 for the model for safe storage


  • 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
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)
  • 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


  • First time in Genesis- C&NW as-delivered details
  • No engine ventilation louvers
  • No white on steps or handrails
  • Impingement air filter with small blower duct
  • Nose mounted gong bell
  • Operating Western Cullen beacon
  • “Mushroom” vent on roof
  • Cab mirrors per prototype
  • S3L low profile horn
  • Blomberg-B trucks
  • EMD style low plow
  • Switch broom included in the box

The C&NW purchased 25 GP15-1s in June of 1976. This Genesis release features accurate details for the as-delivered C&NW units, including nose-mounted gong bell, Western-Cullen beacon, and switch broom (so crews can keep the switch points clean). Most lasted in service until 1992, with several coming under Union Pacific ownership and others being sold to leasing companies.


The EMD GP15-1 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1976 and March 1982. Intended to provide an alternative to the rebuilding programs that many railroads were applying to their early road switchers, it is generally employed as a yard switcher or light road switcher. This locomotive is powered by a 12-cylinder EMD 645E engine, which generates 1,500 hp (1,119 kW). The GP15-1 uses a 50-foot-9-inch (15.47 m) frame, has a wheelbase of 29 ft 9 in (9.07 m) and has a length over couplers of 54 ft 11 in (16.74 m). A total of 310 units were built for American railroads. A number of GP15-1s remain in service today for yard work and light road duty. The radiator section is similar to those found on the EMD SD40T-2 and EMD SD45T-2 “tunnel motors,” leading some observers to incorrectly identify the units as such or as GP15Ts, and giving them the nickname “baby tunnel motors”.


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