HO SD70MAC Phase lV w/DCC & Sound, BN #9706

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Detailed Information


  • Phase IV
  • Delivered 3/95–12/95
  • Early HTC-R trucks
  • Small EMD Plow
  • Phase III
  • Delivered 1/95–3/95
  • Early HTC-R trucks
  • BNSF "wedge" patch
  • Small EMD Plow
  • Phase VIa
  • Delivered 3/98–6/98
  • Late HTC-R trucks
  • X-panel engine roof doors
  • Small EMD Plow
  • Phase VIIIa
  • Delivered to TFM 1999 as 1600-1674
  • Sold to KCS 2005
  • Late HTC-R trucks
  • Small EMD Plow
  • Phase VIIIb
  • Delivered 8/99–3/00
  • Delivered as #725-774
  • Renumbered 2006
  • Late HTC-R trucks
  • Large Plow
  • Phase VIIa
  • Delivered to CSX 7/97-9/97 as #700-724
  • Renumbered 4500-4524
  • Sold to P&L 1/13
  • Small EMD Plow


  • 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
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Standard cabs include sliding windows
  • Walkway tread
  • Illuminated ditch lights
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • See through dynamic brake grilles on each side of the long hood behind cab
  • Windshield wipers
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • Multi-part HTCR truck sideframes
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, Genesis Trucks, 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
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bidirectional 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
  • Replacement parts available
Sound equipped models also feature:
  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami 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


During the early-1990's, EMD teamed-up with German engineering company Siemens to experiment with having an average, modern, North American type of freight diesel locomotive to become capable of providing AC-traction drive currents, and thus providing a high-horsepower rating and lower fuel consumption for railroads which had an ever-increasing demand for saving fuel consumption by using a lesser amount of units to haul most of their trains.

The EMD SD70MAC was first introduced in early 1993, and began production later-on during the same year after numerous tests and improvements were made. Since then, the EMD SD70MAC has been a staple of heavy freight lines across the country.

As with every Athearn Genesis release, the level of prototypical detail is nothing short of spectacular. Each individual model comes fully assembled and is meticulously crafted to match the prototype that was researched to create it.


DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Tsunami 1.0
COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
ERA: 1993 - Present
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO SD70MAC Phase lV w/DCC & Sound, BN #9706



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