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HO SD40 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, C&O #7451

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HO SD40 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, C&O #7451

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Athearn - ATH73739
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In 1966, EMD delivered what would be the first of five orders of SD40s to the C&O railroad. The most powerful units on the road at the time, they had a total weight of 394,000 pounds each and could exert 82,100 lbs. of continuous tractive effort at 11.1 mph. Units 7450-7469 (depicted here) were delivered in the “35 style” paint scheme, with yellow noses and small side initials.
  • See through cab windows, dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Flexicoil-C trucks with high or low brake cylinders (per prototype)
  • Improved 5-pole skew wound can motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain
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HO SD40 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, C&O #7451

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Athearn - ATH73739
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PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

In 1966, EMD updated its locomotive catalog with entirely new models, all powered by the new 645 diesel engine. The SD40 had 3,000 hp from a tur- bocharged V16. 856 examples of this locomotive model were built for Amer- ican railroads, 330 were built for Canadian railroads, and 72 were built for Mexican railroads.

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SD40 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • LED lighting
  • Photo-etched stainless steel windshield wipers
  • Separately applied wire grab irons and air tanks
  • Curved radiator fan grab iron
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Rubber MU hoses
  • See through cab windows, dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Fine scale handrails molded in engineering plastic
  • Exhaust stack
  • Frame mounted bell (unless noted)
  • Detailed 4000 gallon fuel tank (unless different capacity is noted)
  • Flexicoil-C trucks with high or low brake cylinders (per prototype)
  • 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 with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Improved 5-pole skew wound can motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Econami sound
  • Single cube speaker 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
  • Excellent low-speed operation
  • 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 in the box

Product Specifications

Minimum Radius 18" (457 mm)
Reporting Mark CO
Coupler Style McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era 1941-1970, 1971-1990
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
Full Road Name Chesapeake & Ohio
Scale HO
Sub Brand ATHEARN
Lighted LED
Sound Econami
DCC Equipped
Axles 6