HO Scale - GP40-2 - Burlington Northern #3049 - by Athearn Genesis 65653

HO Scale - GP40-2 - Burlington Northern #3049 - by Athearn Genesis 65653

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Description:

This unit is not equipped with sound, but is DCC ready.

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotives became the GP40-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, turbocharged, 3000 horsepower engine in 1972. These locomotive 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. 

BN Features:

  • Former Frisco units repainted to Cascade Green in the early 1980s
  • Often mixed with other units still in Frisco paint
  • Mid-production units with pointed anticlimber, 88 nose, & corrugated radiator grills
  • Operating nose-mounted gyralight (if applicable)
  • Operating cab-mounted beacon
  • Different position & type of cab mirrors per prototype
  • Green or black anticlimber per prototype
# 3040, 3049, 3064:
  • Nose Gyralight
  • Prime Stratolight beacon
  • Standard Dash-2 battery box doors

Locomotive Features:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plugª 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
  • 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
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

Product #: ATHG65653