HO Scale: SDP45 - Burlington Northern

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Athearn Genesis HO Scale: SDP45 - DCC & Sound - Burlington Northern

PROTOTYPE INFO:

In the 1960s, railroads were looking to replace aging EMD E-units and Alco PAs for passenger service. EMD responded by adding a steam generator compartment to the long hood end of their SD45. This required a longer frame and resulted in the creation of the SDP45. Three railroads originally purchased SDP45s: Southern Pacific, Great Northern, and Erie Lackawanna.

Burlington Northern

During the merger of Northern Pacific and Great Northern in 1970, the newly formed Burlington Northern assigned GN SDP45s passenger locomotive numbers 9856 through 9863. To protect them from being taken by Amtrak, BN swapped them with F-units. The SDP45s operated for a few more years with their passenger numbers in patched Big Sky Blue and were gradually repainted Cascade Green and black. In April 1974, they were renumbered as freight units 6592 through 6599. As BN units, they remained assigned to Havre, MT until they were retired between 1984 and 1987.

MODEL FEATURES:
  • Safety tread on walkways
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Factory applied wire grab irons
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows
  • Detailed and painted cab interior
  • Sliding side cab windows
  • Metal lift rings
  • 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, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • 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, 75, 83, and 100 rail
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bi-directional 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
  • Minimum radius: 18"
  • Recommended radius: 22”

 



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