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HO SD45-2, HATX #912

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HO SD45-2, HATX #912

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Athearn - ATHG65713
Product $229.99
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HO SD45-2, HATX #912

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These two units came to the Helm Atlantic fleet in the 1990's from CSX. Helm never got around to painting them so their previous owner's tattered and faded paint schemes give these models a unique look.


  • Ex-Clinchfield unit
  • high number board headlight arrangement
  • Sinclair radio antenna.
  • Ex-Seaboard Coast Line unit
  • nose mounted headlight
  • whip style radio antenna.


  • Coupler cut levers
  • 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
  • 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 for the model for safe storage
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Minimum radius: 18" — Recommended radius: 22"


  • 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


The SD45-2 was an initial success; it was a complete improvement or upgrade as part of EMD's "Dash 2" line; it had little to almost absolutely no flaws during the early stages of production and during the model's official introduction. It was both popular and compatible with the original SD45 as well, with its large 20-cylinder engine. The SD45-2 lasted somewhat longer than most SD45 units on various owners' rosters.

Product Specifications

DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
Axles 6
Lighted LED
Sound Ready