HO Scale: EMD GP38-2 - DCC Ready - Canadian Pacific

Athearn Genesis

SKU Road Number Price Qty
ATHG65682 4432 $ 152.98 Sold Out
ATHG65684 4407 $ 152.98 Sold Out
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Athearn Genesis HO scale GP38-2 - DCC Ready - CP Rail


      • Phase II body with closely-spaced fans & corrugated grills
      • Operating front & rear ditch lights
      • Pointed anticlimber
      • No dynamic brakes
      • New body & nose with no class lights
      • All weather window
      • Large & small firecracker antennas
      • Nose vent
      • Large snowplow
      • Spare knuckles on rear pilot
      • Built out cab doors
      • Winterization Hatch
      • Nathan P-3 horn on long hood
      #4432, 4433:
      • Painted in latest Canadian Pacific scheme. Both road numbers feature different position of lettering on long hood.
      • Painted in late CP Rail scheme with no multimark logo

      These former SOO line units are still earning their keep for their new owner. Often paired with units still wearing the SOO line scheme, these GP38-2s can be found all over the CP system.


        • 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
        • Standard cabs include sliding windows
        • Walkway tread
        • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
        • See through dynamic brake fans on locomotives equipped with dynamic brakes
        • Windshield wipers
        • Lift rings
        • Wire grab irons
        • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
        • Sander lines
        • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
        • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
        • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
        • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
        • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
        • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
        • Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
        • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
        • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
        • Replacement parts available
        Sound equipped models also feature:
        • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami decoder
        • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
        • Some functions are limited in DC
        • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
        • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
        • Slow speed control
        • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unity only horn, bell, and lights
        • Lighting effects such as alternating ditch lights, Gyralight where prototypically accurate
        • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
        • CV chart included in the box


        By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38's engine which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the "dash 2" modular electrical cabinet. For the past 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain service today.

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