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EMD GP7 Great Northern (GN) 615

SKU: ATHG82254


Great Northern rostered 56 GP7s, the earliest of which were delivered in 1950. Set up to run long-hood forward, the units drew all types of secondary service and most lasted through the BN merger. Starting in the mid-1960s, GN began to repaint units into the “simplified” scheme, in order to save on masking costs. These Athearn Genesis units are presented in the simplified scheme, and are appropriate for late era GN operations, or, with minor changes, early BN as well.


  • Early squared winterization hatch
  • Tall GN style exhaust stacks
  • Hood roof-mounted bell
  • Extra grab irons
  • Long hood-forward operation
  • Horns mounted on cab
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • “Nub” style walkway tread
  • Windshield wiper
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Windshield wipers
  • Sander lines
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
  • Speed recorder unless noted
  • See-through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
  • Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
  • Body-mounted 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 the model for safe storage
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Minimum radius: 18”

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