ATHG65697 Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP50, Standard DC, Union Pacific #74

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athg65697
$161.48
MSRP $189.98

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ATHG65697 Athearn Genesis HO EMD GP50, Standard DC, Union Pacific #74

Locomotive Features:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run

  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-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

  • New LED Lighting for realistic appearance

  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power

  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage


Prototype Information: 

The EMD GP50 is a 4-axle diesel road switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1980 and 1985. It is powered by a 16-cylinder EMD 645F3B diesel engine, which can produce between 3,500 and 3,600 hp.

A total of 278 examples of this locomotive were built. The GP50 retains the same overall length of 59 feet 2 inches as the other GP dash-2 series locomotives built in the same era. It utilized GM’s D87 traction motor enabling it to produce a starting tractive effort of 65,000 pounds, with a continuous rating of 62,400 pounds.

The most significant difference in the GP50 from earlier designs like the GP40 was upgraded components (like a turbocharger silencer and new type of blower housing) and increased horsepower. The locomotive also introduced a new “anti-wheel-slip” technology where the locomotive horsepower output was reduced if a wheel slip condition was introduced. It also included features already common on earlier models such as dynamic braking (a system for temporarily employing traction motors as generators and using the resulting electromotive force to slow the train), and an airtight hood that kept out dust, dirt and other particles from reaching internal components.

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Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price 189.98
UPC 797534656970
Scale HO
DCC Standard DC
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