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HO G2 SD80MAC, Ex-CR NS #7215

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HO G2 SD80MAC, Ex-CR NS #7215

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HO G2 SD80MAC, Ex-CR NS #7215

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  • Former CR units
  • Faded paint effect and cab number patching per road number
  • Removed red marker lights
  • Correct horn per road number

After the 1999 split of CR, a batch of SD80MAC's went to NS. They were hastily patched into new NS numbers while keeping the original CR scheme for a while.


  • Black nose anti-glare patch
  • 5-chime horn
  • white patch with black numbers.
  • Faded to white anti-glare nose patch
  • Leslie 3-chime horn
  • Black patch with white numbers.
  • Faded to white anti-glare nose patch
  • Leslie 3-chime horn
  • White patch with black numbers.


  • Brand new model previously only available in brass
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Rubber MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See-through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Sander lines
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, and precision machined flywheels
  • 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 for the model for safe storage


  • By integrating and pioneering some of the latest model advancements in the industry, Athearn is redefining model fidelity with Genesis 2.0
  • Etched, see-through walkway steps
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Illuminated ground lights
  • DCC+Sound models feature dual Sugarcube speakers for optimal sound quality


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


  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • 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
  • Precision slow speed control
  • CV chart included in the box


With the increase in available adhesion and tractive effort due to AC-traction technology, an unofficial horsepower race between the two dominant locomotive builders was on.

The SD80MAC was the first EMD locomotive to utilize a V20 engine since the SD45 series. For Conrail, the SD80MACs were the first AC-traction diesel locomotives on the roster. These locomotives became Conrail's choice for handling long and heavy coal trains on their Pittsburgh and Boston Lines, also over their Allegheny Mountain routes in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and New York.

After the split-up of Conrail in 1999, the SD80MACs went to CSX Transportation, and Norfolk Southern. Eventually NS traded with CSX to acquire the remaining SD80MACs becoming the sole operator of these models to date.

Product Specifications

DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM
Lighted LED
Sound Ready
Era 2010-Present Day
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
Axles 6
Reporting Mark NS
Scale HO