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HO GP38-2, CSX #2759

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HO GP38-2, CSX #2759

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Athearn - ATHG71709
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Product Details


  • Ex-CR
  • Correct horn per road number
  • Plows on both ends
  • Blomberg M trucks
  • Sinclair antennas
  • Art provided by CSX experts

After the split of CR in 1999, CSX received quite a few ex-CR GP38-2’s. These repaints are unique due to the fact they kept some of the CR details such as plows, small fuel tank, and class lights.


  • Front small EMD plow
  • Rear “weedcutter” plow.
  • Front ditch lights.
  • K5 horn. 4 exhaust stacks.
  • Front small EMD plow
  • Rear “weedcutter” plow.
  • Front and rear ditch lights.
  • K5 horn.
  • 2 exhaust stacks.
  • Front and rear small EMD plow.
  • Front and rear ditch lights.
  • Leslie 3 chime horn.
  • 4 exhaust stacks.


  • Coupler cut levers
  • Flexible rubber MU hoses
  • Flexible rubber 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
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • 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
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Minimum radius: 18”


  • 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
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Precision 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


    By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38’s engine, which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the “dash 2” modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain in service today.

    Product Specifications

    Sub Brand GENESIS
    Axles 4
    Approximate Assembly Time None Required
    Scale N
    Lighted LED
    Sound Ready
    DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM
    Reporting Mark CSXT
    Era 1991-2009, 2010-Present Day
    Prototype Manufacturer EMD