HO SDP45 w/DCC & Sound, GN #326

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Detailed Information

NEW FEATURES:

  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability
  • Models equipped with DCC+Sound will have the new 645E3 20-cylinder prime mover recording by SoundTraxx

The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we’re excited to include new features often requested, to the SDP45 and upcoming Genesis models.

SP FEATURES:

  • As-built SP-version SDP45
  • Carbody with correct walkway light placement for walkway water fill step-ups
  • Correct placement of walkway water fills
  • SP-version steam generator hatch and vent
  • Icicle breakers front and rear
  • Tall SP plow with steam line door
  • Front angled coupler cut lever
  • Boiler water transfer hoses front and rear
  • Front drop step
  • Front MU stand with field loop receptacle
  • Nose top vent
  • “L”-window cab
  • Roof mounted bell
  • Rectangular cab vents
  • Full front SP light package
    • Cab gyralight – effect with DCC+Sound
    • Red Nose UDE light – effect with e-stop application DCC+Sound
  • Sunshades
  • Nathan P3 air horn
  • Round base whip antenna
  • Extended range dynamic brake
  • Flat long hood end
  • Rear pilot mounted MU receptacle
  • Rear early coupler lever
  • 5000 gallon fuel and water tank
  • Flexicoil-C Trucks with high/low brake cylinders and Hyatt bearings

CR FEATURES:

  • Low profile roof details: dust bin hatch, dynamic brake fans, exhaust stack, engine compartment “T” vent, and radiator fans
  • Leslie SU-3L-R air horn mounted on low clearance bracket
  • Cab signal box
  • Rectangular grid radiator intake grilles

#6670 AND #6681:

  • Dual control stands
  • Front and rear MU hose catch tray with bottom reinforcing strip

#6687 AND #6694:

  • Single control stand
  • Front standard EMD low snowplow
  • Rear MU hose catch tray with bottom reinforcing strip

MKCX FEATURES:

  • Perfect for the TankTrain!
  • Former EL freight service SDP45 (SD45M)
  • Each roadnumber Primed for Grime with unique patches & markings
  • Low profile roof details: dust bin hatch, dynamic brake fans, exhaust stack, engine compartment “T” vent, and radiator fans
  • Leslie SU-3L-R air horn mounted on low clearance bracket
  • 5,000 gallon fuel tank
  • Frame mounted bell
  • Flexicoil-C Trucks with high brake cylinders and Hyatt bearings

Morrison-Knudsen was a major leaser of secondhand locomotives in the 80s and 90s. During this time, a group of ex-Conrail SDP45s were on the lease roster. MK acquired these former CR SDP45s from VMV and they were leased to a variety of railroads including the SP until 1996.

Although many of the former EL/CR SDP45s were rebuilt into SD40M-2s, a few were not, and left as-is for the remainder of their service throughout the western United States.

EL FEATURES:

  • As-built EL freight service SDP45 (SD45M)
  • Low profile roof details: dust bin hatch, dynamic brake fans, exhaust stack, engine compartment “T” vent, and radiator fans
  • Leslie SU-3L-R air horn mounted on low clearance bracket
  • Front and rear MU hose catch tray with bottom reinforcing strip
  • Trainline, and 3-hose MU clusters with silver ends
  • Front and rear deck-mounted MU stands
  • Front and rear early “straight” coupler cut levers
  • Dual single louver battery box doors and sub-base doors with stiffener rib
  • Standard “35-Line” cab with armrests and sunshade tracks
  • Low profile standard range dynamic brake housing with retrofitted side vents
  • Rectangular grid radiator intake grilles
  • 5,000 gallon fuel tank
  • Frame mounted bell
  • Flexicoil-C Trucks with brake cylinder position per prototype and Hyatt bearings

The Erie Lackawanna Railroad ordered 34 SD45Ms in 1969 and 1970. Intended for freight service, these units had standard (angled) long hood ends, the extra space aft of the radiators had concrete ballast. Their longer frames permitted a larger fuel tank which gave the locomotives a greater range between fuel stops.

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GN FEATURES:

  • As-built GN-version SDP45
  • Carbody with correct walkway light placement for water fill step-ups
  • Correct placement of walkway water fills • Great Northern signboards mounted on the handrails
  • GN-version steam generator hatch and exhaust • EMD low snowplow with steam line door
  • Early “straight” coupler cut levers
  • 4-hose MU hose clusters
  • Boiler water transfer hoses front and rear
  • Front short MU stand
  • Illuminated Western-Cullen beacon effect with DCC+Sound
  • No sunshades
  • Leslie S3LR air horn
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Standard-range dynamic brake
  • Winterization hatch
  • Rear pilot mounted MU receptacle
  • 5000 gallon fuel + water tank
  • Flexicoil-C Trucks with high/low brake cylinders and Hyatt bearings
  • Dual end sanding lines

The Great Northern Railway purchased eight SDP45s in 1967 to replace F-units on the Empire Builder. Normally paired back-to-back, they were also used singly leading F-units. These joined six smaller SDP40 locomotives ordered in 1966 for the Western Star. After the startup of Amtrak in 1971, Great Northern Railway successor Burlington Northern Railroad converted all fourteen SDP locomotives to freight service.

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LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Safety tread on walkways
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Factory applied wire grab irons
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows
  • Detailed and painted cab interior
  • Sliding side cab windows
  • Metal lift rings
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with a 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • New LEDs for realistic appearance
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 decoder
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • 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
  • For a complete list of features, visit athearn.com

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service”equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

PROTOTYPE INFO:

In the 1960s, railroads were looking to replace aging EMD E-units and Alco PAs for passenger service. EMD responded by adding a steam generator compartment to the long hood end of their SD45. This required a longer frame and resulted in the creation of the SDP45. Three railroads originally purchased SDP45s: Southern Pacific, Great Northern, and Erie Lackawanna. Over the decades, the SDP45s were then acquired by other railroads through mergers, leasing companies, and rebuild programs.

Specifications

DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Tsunami2
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO SDP45 w/DCC & Sound, GN #326

[ATHG63702]

$299.98

Due Late October, 2019

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