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Athearn - Item No. ATH-1038
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HO EMD GP60 Locomotive with Econami DCC & Sound, Legendary Liveries, DH #7701

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When the GP59’s and GP60’s were first introduced, three demonstrator versions of each type were tested and evaluated all around the USA by many railroads. The GP60 model proved to be popular with Western- based carriers initially, and was utilized on SP and ATSF high-speed intermodal service. NS acquired both GP59 and GP60 models.

After the mega-mergers in the 1990s, the GP60s found themselves in new paint schemes and in service for new railroads such as UP and BNSF. CSX began to acquire GP60s second hand after 2010. Being assigned to locals and yard jobs, these distinctive locomotives are still in service today.


What are Legendary Liveries? An Athearn exclusive, they are the ultimate answer to “What if?” Featuring some of the most popular railroad paint schemes of all time, these models are perfect for collecting, proto- freelancing, or just plain fun! Whether company proposed paint schemes, canceled locomotive orders, or alternate takes on history, Legendary Liveries are fun and unique additions to any roster. Enjoy these items, and answer the ultimate railroad question of: “What if?”


  • Factory installed Celcon handrails
  • Brake wheel or ratchet brake nose per prototype
  • Individually applied wire formed grab irons
  • See-through cab windows
  • Separately-applied dvetail parts
  • DCC Ready 21-pin NEM plug
  • LED Illuminated front and rear headlights, ditch lights, and beacons (where applicable to the prototype)
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for trouble free operation
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Nickel plated, blackened machined wheels machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brand of track
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”


  • Onboard Econami Sound by SoundTraxx
  • 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
  • Effect lighting (if applicable) using F5 and/or F6
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes


  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust