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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP38-2, w Tsunami Sound, UP #2312, ATHG65462


Available on backorder

MSRP: $269.98




Athearn Item # ATHG65462


  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- & 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photos, 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 Tsunami 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

UP Specific Features:

All road numbers
  • Former Mopac repaints
  • Lettering placement per prototype
  • Phase II body with Q fans & corrugated grills
  • Angled air filter box
  • Mopac 4-stack exhaust with spark arrestors
  • Late battery box doors
  • RS3L low profile horn mounted per prototype
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Rectangular vent on cab side
  • Cab side mirrors
  • 88″ nose with ratchet brake
  • Pointed front anticlimber, rear drop step
  • Extra jacking pads
  • 3600 gallon fuel tank
  • EMD low plows front & rear
  • One pilot mounted “Hot” MU receptacle front & rear
  • Blomberg-M trucks
    #2299 & 2312:
  • Underframe mounted bell
    #2294 & 2304:
  • Hood side mounted bell
  • MoPac North Little Rock style lettering

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000