HO GP15-1, CSX #1539

Detailed Information

CNW FEATURES:

  • First time in Genesis- C&NW as-delivered details
  • No engine ventilation louvers
  • No white on steps or handrails
  • Impingement air filter with small blower duct
  • Nose mounted gong bell
  • Operating Western Cullen beacon
  • “Mushroom” vent on roof
  • Cab mirrors per prototype
  • S3L low profile horn
  • Blomberg-B trucks
  • EMD style low plow
  • Switch broom included in the box

The C&NW purchased 25 GP15-1s in June of 1976. This Genesis release features accurate details for the as-delivered C&NW units, including nose-mounted gong bell, Western-Cullen beacon, and switch broom (so crews can keep the switch points clean). Most lasted in service until 1992, with several coming under Union Pacific ownership and others being sold to leasing companies.

MP FEATURES:

  • GP15AC
  • Mo Pac modified four-stack exhaust system with spark arrestors
  • Bell mounted on the long hood, fireman’s side
  • EMD Low Plow
  • Switch broom included in the box

CSX FEATURES:

  • Decorated & detailed to match units in service from ~2015 on.
  • Inertial air filter with large blower duct
  • Toilet hatch
  • CSX style mail slot battery boxes
  • RV air conditioners
  • Cab side vent
  • Operating, flashing ditch lights (when horn is blown)
  • Front EMD style low plow
  • MU receptacles, cables, & cable retainers per prototype
  • Retrofit electronic parking brake

#1537:

  • 88” nose w/o class lights
  • Nose vent
  • Small & Large Sinclair & whip antennas
  • K5LAR24 horn
  • Blomberg-M trucks with Timken bearings
  • Spare knuckles on brackets
  • YN3 scheme

#1557:

  • 88” nose w/o class lights, grab iron on left
  • Nose vent
  • Small & Large Sinclair & whip antennas
  • K5LAR24 horn
  • EMD low plow on rear
  • Mchenry lower shelf couplers
  • Blomberg-M trucks with Timken bearings
  • YN3 scheme

#1539:

  • 88” nose w/o class lights, grab iron on left
  • Small Sinclair, whip, & CSX cab-mounted antennas
  • Airchime K5 horn
  • Weed cutter plow on rear
  • Mchenry lower shelf couplers
  • Spare knuckles on brackets
  • Blomberg-B trucks with deleted outer brake shoes
  • YN3b Boxcar scheme

#1544:

  • 88” nose w/o class lights, grab iron on left
  • Small Sinclair, whip, & CSX cab-mounted antennas
  • Nose vent
  • K5LAR24 horn
  • Weed cutter plow on rear
  • Spare knuckles on brackets
  • Blomberg-B trucks with deleted outer brake shoes
  • YN3b Boxcar scheme

CSX received a large number of GP15-1s from Conrail. The versatile units have been repainted and modified in various ways over the years. Athearn Genesis announces four different CSX road numbers, representing units as they look in service today. The locomotives feature newly tooled prototypical details, such as electronic parking brakes, noses without class lights, & CSX style cab antennas. In addition, each individual road number is decorated to match its prototype.

CHESSIE FEATURES:

  • GP15T
  • Chessie style “rock plow”
  • Bell mounted o the long hood, engineer’s side
  • Mail slot battery box doors
  • Dynamic brakes
  • Switch broom included in the box

CR FEATURES:

  • New road numbers, representing as-delivered appearance- last announced in 2010
  • Inertial air filter with large blower duct
  • Cab mirrors per prototype
  • Conrail unique conductor’s side nose grab iron
  • S3L low profile horn
  • Blomberg-B trucks
  • EMD style low plows front & rear
  • Signal box

Conrail ordered 100 GP15-1s in 1979. Intended for secondary and branch line trains, they featured snowplows on both ends for bidirectional use. Signal boxes were also standard equipment, allowing the GP15s to be used for road service when required. Most survived till the end of Conrail, and were split between NS and CSX- frequently while still in their Conrail blue paint.

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ 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

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • 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

Specifications

DCC: Ready
SOUND: No
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO GP15-1, CSX #1539

[ATHG16634]

$189.98

Due Late January, 2018

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