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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP7, DC, IT #1505, ATHG64079


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Pre-Order by Oct. 28th
MSRP: $189.98

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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP7, DC
Illinois Terminal #1505

Athearn Genesis Item #: ATHG64079

These EMD GP7 locos are due to ship in August 2017. Please be aware that when you pre-order one of these locomotives your card is not charged until the locomotive has come in and we are ready to ship it to you.


  • 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 located behind the right front step
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Wire grab irons
  • Lift rings
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows 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 lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • 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”


  • GP7 phase II body
  • EMD tall drop steps
  • Tall pipe m/u boxes
  • Cab roof vent
  • Air horn on short hood as per prototype
  • Spark arrestors


  • Canvas sunshades
  • Antenna on short hood


  • Modified fuel tank side skirts
  • Antenna on cab roof as per prototype
  • “IT” logo on long hood


  • Canvas sunshades
  • Green fuel tank skirt as per prototype
  • Antenna on short hood


  • Plow front pilot
  • “Illinois Terminal” spelled out on long hood
  • Antenna on short hood


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 availalbe with all of the fuel tank, steam generator, and dynamic brake options as the GP7 including “torpedo boats.”


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