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Athearn Genesis - HO Scale - GP40-2L Series Diesel Locomotive - w/DCC & Tsunami2 Sound - Canadian National (CN) #9486 - Black/Red/Grey/Yellow With Grey Lettering (Era: Early 1990s+) (SKU 141-65183)

Available On: June 1, 2022


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Building on a rich tradition started in 1946, the Athearn brand is home to the hobby’s best-loved models. Athearn has brought the joy of model railroading to you for 75 years, starting from our classic ‘Blue-Box” kits to our most recent Genesis 2.0 line. With accurate detailing and painting, Athearn is the brand that any hobbyist is proud to own and operate. No matter your era or favorite railroad, Athearn truly is “Trains in Miniature.”



By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. One of the most common replacement locomotives became the GP40-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, turbocharged, 3000 horsepower engine in 1972. These locomotives were developed for service where higher horsepower and faster service were preferable. A major feature for the GP40-2 was the introduction of the “dash 2” modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP40-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, and helper service. Many remain in service today.



• Coupler cut levers

• Trainline hose

• Full cab interior

• Windshield wipers

• Wire grab irons

• MU hoses

• See through cab windows

• Walkway tread

• Lift rings

• Sander lines

• Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance

• Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes

• McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible

• DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector

• 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

• 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

• 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

• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run

• Minimum radius: 18”


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• Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound

• Sound units operate in both DC and DCC

• Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC

• All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode

• Precision slow speed control

• 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



• Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment

• Faded base colors matched to the prototype

• Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust



Canadian National

Built in 1974 with Canadian-specific features including, wide cab with 4 front windows, 3 color class lights, and snow shields, CN bought 268 examples of this design. Our representation offers the as-delivered style paint scheme, this time with forward ditch lights for the 1990’s era modeler.



• CN “Zebra” paint scheme

• Front Canadian-style ditch lights

• Canadian-style 5-step walkway sill

• Nathan K-3 horn mounted on the long hood

• Snow shields

• Bell mounted on the cab

• Single rear headlight



Order Due Date: May 28, 2021

Anticipated Delivery Date: June 2022

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