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Athearn Genesis HO ES44DC CSX WM Heritage #5327 DCC READY

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FEATURES: All-new LED lighting Rubber MU hoses for durability The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we’re excited to include new features often requested, to the ES44DC and upcoming Genesis models.   CSX FEATURES:...
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  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability

The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we’re excited to include new features often requested, to the ES44DC and upcoming Genesis models.



CSX repainted a few of their locomotives with a predecessor logo “emblem” on the nose. CSX #5327 features the “fireball” logo of the Western Maryland Railroad. It is also equipped with CSX-style PTC antennas.

  • Tall front snowplow
  • Nose door window
  • Low front headlight
  • Low number boards
  • 3-window cab side windows
  • AAR control stand
  • Prime air filter
  • Low rear sand filler
  • Rear high vertical headlights
  • Front MU receptacles molded onto anti-climber supports per prototype
  • Long hood end access door
  • LSL light


    • Illuminated ditch lights
    • Low or high front headlight per prototype
    • Tinted cab windows
    • Large antenna dome
    • Small GPS dome
    • See through dynamic brake intakes
    • Two dynamic brake exhaust vents with wide spacing and flush housing
    • Short auxiliary cab rear left-side doors
    • Right side forward electrical cabinet with X-Panel
    • Nathan K5HL horn
    • Engine compartment side grab irons
    • Flush radiator compartment doors
    • Hand brake panel grille
    • Flush heat exchanger housing and top radiator grilles
    • 5000-gallon fuel tank
    • Era: 2005+
    • Minimum radius: 18”
    • Recommended radius: 22”


    • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
    • 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
    • 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, 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 all popular brands of track
    • LED Lighting for trouble free operation
    • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
    • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
    • Replacement parts available

        DC Analog is a control system standard to most starter sets which allows the user to control the track (and not the locomotive). This means that two or more trains on the same track will move, speed up, slow down and stop at the same time.
        DCC Digital stands for ‘Digital Command Control’. DCC Digital systems allow individual locomotives and accessories to be independently controlled from the controller. Other functions, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), can also be independently controlled.

        DCC READY (Standard DC)

        This means the locomotive, train set or equipment is fitted with a socket that is ready to accept a DCC decoder.  The most common and readily available types of decoders here in the US are: 6 pin, 8 pin, next 18, and 21 pin.  Prior to buying a  decoder for your locomotive, verify which of the previous you will need.  This information is usually found on the manufacturers site or instruction booklet.

        The locomotive requires a DCC decoder to be fitted to the socket in order for it to work on a DCC controlled layout. It can however still be used on the conventional DC (analog) layout. 



        This indicates that the locomotive, train set or equipment is fitted with a decoder that has been pre-installed at the factory. 

        This means that the locomotive is ready to run and operate on a DCC controlled layout and can now be called up by request from a Digital Controller. Additional features, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), can also be independently controlled (only if the locomotive is fitted with these accessories).

        Some DCC equipped locomotives can also be run on DC layouts (see note below). Some accessories may continue to work automatically, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), however, the user will not have independent control of these under DC operation. It is important to note that manufacturer's decoders who support sound playback on DC operation will only provide a selection of sounds when the locomotive is detected to be moving or stopping (such as chuffing, coasting and braking sounds).  

        *Some manufacturers may issue a warning that they do not recommend a DCC fitted locomotive to be operated on a DC (analog) layout, and may void any warranties. Check your locomotive's manual for more information. Not all sound decoders enable sound playback on DC operation, and this information is provided with your decoder manual.


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