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Athearn Genesis HO EMD SD60M w Tsunami2 Sound, Burlington Northern #9274, ATHG67422


1 in stock (can be backordered)

Pre-Order By 8/26/16
MSRP: $289.95

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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, w Tsunami2 Sound
Burlington Northern #9274

Athearn Genesis Item #67422


  • 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”


  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 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 in the box


BN acquired 100 SD60Ms between 1989 and 1991. Numbers 9200-9249 featured 3-piece windshields, while 9250-9299 had 2-piece windows. Our models represent as-delivered SD60Ms in 1990-91 with the 2-piece windshield.

Also returning for the first time since 2009 is BN 1991, the Desert Storm unit. The engine was specially decorated to commemorate troops involved in Desert Storm, as well as BN employees who had been called to military duty.

For the fist time ever, these SD60Ms models with Tsunami2 DCC+Sound are equipped with the unique BN strobe ditch lights. Unlike modern flashing ditch lights, the strobes flashed slightly out of sync with each other- an effect that will be accurately depicted on our model.

  • Illuminated BN style strobe ditch lights
  • EMD low snowplow
  • Cab headlight and number boards
  • Nathan AirChime K-3 3-chime air horn
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Small EOT firecracker antenna
  • Mirror/wind deflectors mounted fore and aft of cab side windows
  • Cab mirrors per prototype
  • Long cab sunshades
  • Small auxiliary cabinet
  • Spare knuckles on rear pilot
  • BN-style dynamic brake access panels


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.