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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP40-2L w Tsunami Sound DCC, IANR #4003, ATHG40988

$229.48 See Price in Cart

Available on backorder

Pre-orders Due 5/27/16
MSRP: $269.98

 

Product Description

This EMD GP40-2L is expected in February 2017. Pre-orders placed now will NOT be charged to your card until it has come in and we are ready to ship it to you! 

Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP40-2L with Tsunami DCC & Sound, Iowa Northern Railway #4003

Athearn Item # ATHG40988

MODEL 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 for the model for safe storage

IANR FEATURES:

  • Late CN GP40-2L body with comfort cab, ribbed anticlimber, & extra rear louvers
  • Single rear light
  • Short Canadian ECAFB
  • Snow shields
  • Airchime K3 horn
  • Large & small Sinclair antennas
  • Cab mirrors
  • 3600 gallon fuel tank with waste retention tank
  • Operating Canadian style ditch lights
  • Retrofitted MU receptacles
  • CN style plow
  • Cab mounted bell
  • Spare knuckles on brackets
  • Blomberg-M trucks

The Iowa Northern Railway (IANR) was incorporated in 1984, and operates 163 miles of track. Recently, they acquired several second-hand GP40-2L units from CN. These locomotives were repainted into IANR’s current scheme, which resembles the original Canadian Pacific maroon & grey scheme. With trackage rights over portions of both UP & CP, these locomotives are common sights in interchange service throughout the northern Iowa area.

 

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

PROTOTYPE HISTORY:

The EMD GP40-2 is a 4-axle diesel road switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division as part of its Dash 2 line between April 1972 and December 1986. The locomotive’s power was provided by an EMD 645E3 16-cylinder engine which generated 3,000 horsepower.

Standard GP40-2 production totalled 861 units, with 817 built for U.S. railroads, and 44 for Mexican roads. In addition, three GP40P-2s, passenger versions of the GP40-2, were built for Southern Pacific in 1974, and 279 GP40-2L(W) and GP40-2(W) units, equipped with wide-nosed cabs, were built by General Motors Diesel (GMD), for Canadian National and GO Transit between 1974 and 1976. Of the CN units, 233 were built with a taller and lighter frame to allow for a larger fuel tank. These units were officially classified GP40-2L but are commonly referred to as GP40-2L(W). The balance of CN’s fleet, 35 units, and the 11 unit GO Transit fleet, used standard frames and smaller fuel tanks; they are often referred to as GP40-2(W) but are classified as GP40-2.

Like the SD40-2 the GP40-2 has a reputation for reliability, and many are still in use. Changes such as the modular electronics system improved reliability over the GP40. Their high power-per-axle rating suited them to high-speed service rather than low-speed drag freig

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