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Athearn Genesis HO EMD SD60M DC, BNSF #9297, ATHG67324

$161.48 See Price in Cart

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Pre-Order By 8/26/16
MSRP: $189.95


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Product Description

This SD60M is expected from Athearn in June of 2017. If you put your pre-order in now, you will NOT be charged until it has come in and we are ready to ship it to you!

Athearn Genesis HO EMD SD60M, DC
Burlington Northern Sante Fe “Great Pumpkin” #9297

Athearn Genesis Item #67324

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Multiple unit (MU) hoses with silver glad hands
  • Front and rear trainline air hose with silver glad hands
  • Coupler cut levers with loops
  • Anticlimbers
  • Safety tread on the walkways
  • Square corner left-side cab door with window
  • Anti-glare panel painted on the nose
  • Factory applied photo-etch windshield wipers & lift rings
  • See through cab windows
  • Detailed and painted cab interior with control stand, display screens, detailed crew seats
  • See-through radiator fans
  • Factory installed wire grab irons
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Underframe mounted bell
  • Detailed 4,500 gallon fuel tank
  • HT-C trucks with Timken bearings
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • 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
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”

BNSF FEATURES:

Inherited from the BN, the BNSF SD60Ms are a colorful & diverse group of locomotives. Representing units as they appear in service today, Athearn Genesis recreates the prototype variations, with each road number featuring unique decoration and/or patching & fading. Although bumped from primary assignments, these units still fill a vital role by powering secondary trains and handling heavy switch & transfer jobs.

Additionally, we are featuring a re-release of BNSF 9297, also known as “The Great Pumpkin.” This specially painted unit featured different schemes on each side, and was used to help decide the future of the railroad’s image.

  • First time: BNSF renumbered the SD60M series to the 14xx series
  • Illuminated pilot mounted ditch lights
  • Nathan AirChime K-3 3-chime air horn
  • Mirror/wind deflectors mounted fore and aft of cab side windows
  • EMD low snowplow
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Small EOT firecracker antenna
  • Small auxiliary cabinet
  • Spare knuckles on rear pilot
  • BN-style dynamic brake access panels
  • Cab headlight and number boards

BNSF 9297 “The Great Pumpkin”:

  • Represents unit as painted in 1996 with different decoration on each side
  • Large & small firecracker antennas
  • Long cab sunshades
  • Cab mirrors per prototype

PROTOTYPE HISTORY:

In 1984, EMD unveiled the first four SD60 demonstrator units. The SD60 was equipped with a 3,800 horsepower, 16 cylinder, turbocharged 710 engine. Five years later, EMD began offering the SD60 with the “safety” wide nose cab, thus creating the SD60M. Union Pacific was the first to acquire the SD60M followed by Burlington Northern, Soo Line, and Conrail. Conrail also ordered SD60I “isolated cab” versions. BN’s SD60M’s went to BNSF while Conrail’s units were split between Norfolk Southern and CSX.