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HO SD40T-2 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, PFG/UP #8594

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Athearn - ATH71843
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LEGENDARY LIVERIES

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?”

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The SD40T-2 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division having a 16-cylinder EMD 645E3 diesel engine pro- ducing 3,000 horsepower (2,240 kW). 312 SD40T-2s were built for North American railroads between April 1974 and July 1980. This locomotive and the SD45T-2 are popularly called tunnel motors, but EMD’s term is SD40-2s with “cooling system modifications” because they were designed for better engine cooling in tunnels. The difference between this locomotive and its non-tunnel motor cousin, the SD40-2, are the radiator intakes and radiator fan grills located at the rear of the locomotive. The radiator air intakes in this model were along the deck to allow more fresh, cooler air to enter and less hot exhaust fumes lingering around the tunnel’s ceiling.

  • See-through dynamic brake fans
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Late Dash-2 cab, front window arrangement per prototype

UP/DRGW FEATURES:

  • 88” nose with no class lights
  • Extended range dynamic brakes
  • Plated gyralight
  • Small EMD front plow
  • Small front anticlimber
  • Faded colors
  • Standard cab
  • Exhaust silencer
  • Hood-mounted Nathan 3-chime horn
  • FWD ditch lights
  • 4,000 gallon fuel tank

SD40T-2 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fine scale handrails
  • Photo-etched windshield wipers
  • Separately applied air tanks
  • LED Lighting
  • HTC truck sideframes
  • See-through cab windows
  • Welded electrical cabinet air filter box
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • See-through dynamic brake fans
  • “Mushroom” nose vent on right side
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Rubber trainline and MU hoses with silver ends
  • Late Dash-2 cab, front window arrangement per prototype
  • See-through radiator grilles with new rear truck gearbox specific for the tunnel motor
  • Speed recorder attached to appropriate axle per prototype
  • McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • 5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
  • Chassis accepts Genesis motor retro fit kit for an even higher performance motor
  • DCC Ready 21-pin NEM Quick Plug™ technology
  • Nickel plated, blackened machined wheels
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Econami sound
  • 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

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

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

Product Specs

Full Road Name
Union Pacific ( Ex-DRGW)*
Scale
HO
Minimum Radius
18" (457 mm)
Reporting Mark
PFG/UP
Axles
6
Lighting
LED
Era
1991-2012
Prototype Manufacturer
EMD
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
DCC
Equipped
After the 1996 merger with SP, UP inherited both former SP and Rio Grande power. While waiting to be repainted or sold off, UP added a simple patch and new road number. Many of these units kept their faded colors for years.