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HO RTR SW1500, Cotton Belt (SSW) #2485

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HO RTR SW1500, Cotton Belt (SSW) #2485

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HO RTR SW1500, Cotton Belt (SSW) #2485

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Athearn - ATH28660
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Product $219.99
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Product Details


  • SP-style lighting package with ‘head knocker” style Gyralight fixtures
  • P-3 horn
  • Flexicoil trucks
  • As-delivered configuration with footboard pilots, pilot face grab irons, early cut levers and corner frame gussets
  • 1,100 gallon fuel tank
  • Full cab interior

In the first half of 1968 the Cotton Belt received their first SW1500’s and they came with all the features of their SP counterparts of that era.


  • Detailed cab interior
  • Signal hoses with silver glad hands unless noted
  • Front and rear trainline hoses with silver glad hands
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • See through radiator intake grille and cab windows
  • Exhaust stacks
  • Low or high mounted windshield wipers per prototype
  • Rectangular or oval builder’s plate where appropriate
  • Separately applied Air tank
  • Printed numberboards
  • Fine scale handrails
  • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology
  • Improved 5-pole skew wound can motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for with 21-pin NEM connector trouble-free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”


  • Operating ground lights
  • Newly designed can motor is more powerful and quieter than before
  • DCC-ready models feature 21-pin plug
  • DCC & sound models feature Tsunami2 sound with dual cube speakers
  • LED lighting for long life and reliable operation


  • Onboard Tsunami2 DCC/Sound decoder
  • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)

Product Specifications

Reporting Mark SSW
Era 1941-1970, 1971-1990, 1991-2009
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
Scale HO
Sound Ready
Axles 6
DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM