HO Scale: GP15-1 - DCC Ready - CNW

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Athearn Genesis HO Scale: HO GP15-1 - DCC Ready - CNW

History

By the mid-1970’s thousands of first generation locomotives were showing the age after 20 years or so of service. Long since replaced on most Class 1 mainlines by newer more powerful locomotives, old GP7’s and GP9’s had been reassigned to locals, road switchers, and yard jobs. To extend the life of these 
locomotives without buying new ones, many railroads had begun rebuilding programs. The GP15 series was introduced by EMD in 1976 as an alternative to these rebuilding programs. As originally conceived it was intended that old units be traded in and components such as the trucks reused to make the cost comparable to a rebuilt unit. The GP15-1 was a 1,500 horsepower, 4-axle unit using a non-turbocharged 12-cylinder 645 engine. It differed from the rest of the contemporary geeps by having roof mounted radiators and side intakes like the “tunnel motor” locomotives. There were two major external differences in the GP15-1 production. C&NW and Frisco opted for car body air intakes like a GP7, while Missouri Pacific and Conrail chose a central air intake like the contemporary Dash 2 series. Missouri Pacific’s last order replaced the generator with an alternator. In 1982, Chessie System (C&O) acquired a new model, the GP15T. It was similar to the last GP15-1’s with a central air intake and an alternator, but differed by having a turbocharged 8-cylinder 645 engine and dynamic brakes. Apalachicola Northern also bought GP15T’s, but their three did not have dynamic brakes and had car body air intakes.

CNW FEATURES:

The C&NW purchased 25 GP15-1s in June of 1976. This Genesis release features accurate details for the as-delivered C&NW units, including nose-mounted gong bell, Western-Cullen beacon, and switch broom (so crews can keep the switch points clean). Most lasted in service until 1992, with several coming under Union Pacific ownership and others being sold to leasing companies.

  • First time in Genesis- C&NW as-delivered details
  • No engine ventilation louvers
  • No white on steps or handrails
  • Impingement air filter with small blower duct
  • Nose mounted gong bell
  • Operating Western Cullen beacon
  • “Mushroom” vent on roof
  • Cab mirrors per prototype
  • S3L low profile horn
  • Blomberg-B trucks
  • EMD style low plow
  • Switch broom included in the box

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • 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
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage


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