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Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP9 w Tsunami Sound, SP #3709, ATHG62780

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MSRP: $289.98

Product Description

HO GP9 W/DCC & SOUND, Southern Pacific #3709

These EMD GP9 locos are due to ship in late February 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
• MU hoses
• Trainline hose
• 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
• Full cab interior
• See through cab windows
• Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
• Two exhaust stacks and plates
• 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 Code 55, 70, 75, 83, and 100 rail
• 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”


• Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami decoder pre-installed
• Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
• Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
• Some functions are limited in DC
• All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
• Slow speed control
• Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
• Lighting effects such as beacons, Gyralight where prototypically accurate
• Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
• CV chart included in the box



  • All road numbers
    • First time in HO – EMD factory low nose
    • Models represent Espee 1965 renumbering to #3708 – 3727
  • #3708:
    • Oval Gyra light nose mounted
    • Large “SP” on nose
  • #3709:
    • Square Mars light nose mounted
    • Ground plane “visor” over gyra light
    • SP modified tool box fireman’s side
    • Large “SP” on nose
  • #3712, #3721:
    • Square Mars light nose mounted
    • SP modified tool box fireman’s side
    • Small road number on nose


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