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Athearn Genesis HO FP7A F7B with DCC & Sound C&NW #217 #315

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Price:  $495.99


  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability


  • No dynamic brakes
  • Leslie 5-chme horn
  • “Mushroon” style Exhaust spark arrestor
  • Steam generator
  • Dual sealed beam headlight
  • Nose MU door
  • Ex CNO&TP
  • Front MU Cables
  • Fire cracker anntenna

In the late 1970s Amtrak utilized these locomotives from SOUTHERN in service on a few of their passenger trains;frequently on the Seattle to Los Angeles, Coast Starlight. SOU 6147J, 6148F and 6146L were all spotted in Amtrak service working together or separately.


  • Used in freight and passenger service
  • Delivered in 1950-1951
  • No dynamic brakes
  • Nose mounted gyralilght
  • flashes on DCC+Sound version (FP7A units only)
  • Some units lasted into the 1970s in the striped scheme
  • Updated rear end details - including MU receptacle and warning labels
  • Nose MU Doors (FP7A units only)
  • Additional grabirons on the nose (FP7A units only)


  • Nathan M5 Horn
  • no spark arrestors
  • No spark arrestors
  • Spark arrestors and Leslie RS5T Horn
  • Spark arrestors


  • Nathan M3 and Leslie A-200 horns
  • No dynamic brake
  • ATS box included in poly bag
  • Silver or grey body per prototype
  • Used singly or in pairs on many secondary Rock Island Trains
  • Front MU hoses included in poly bag


  • Silver body
  • cut skirts
  • single beam headlight
  • painted over portholes
  • Grey body
  • removed skirts
  • single beam headlight
  • painted over portholes
  • Grey body
  • full skirts
  • dual sealed beam headlight
  • No cooling coil on roof
  • Silver body
  • cut skirts. single beam headlight
  • blank front porthole.


  • Early style 4-hose MU hoses, rear end per prototype
  • FARR Grilles
  • Nathan M5 Horn
  • Steam generator
  • Modified side skirt as per prototype
  • Cab sunshades
  • Mirrors
  • Optional spark arrestors included separately
  • Separately applied, etched metal number plate on nose


  • Whip Antennas, FP7A units only
  • Nose mounted MU door, FP7A units only
  • Early style 4-hose MU Hose
  • FARR Grilles
  • Pilot plow
  • Nathan M5 horn
  • Separately applied nose mounted photo-etched and printed Sunset medallion, FP7A units only


  • Whip Atenna, FP7A units only
  • Nose mounted MU door, FP7 units only
  • FARR Grilles
  • Nathan M5 horn
  • Steam generator
  • Side skirt as per prototype
  • Cab sunshades
  • Mirrors
  • Nose and rear lift lugs


  • Ex-Cotton Belt FP7 with no Dynamic Brake
  • Early style MU hose on rear only
  • Used in Bay Area commuter train service and Coast Route


  • Dynamic brake
  • Leslie RS3L horn
  • Prime Stratolite beacon
  • straight style exhaust spark arrestor
  • winterization hatch
  • blanked out nose light
  • Non-dynamic
  • 1-5 chime horn and 1-”Blatt” horn
  • “Y” style exhaust spark arrestor
  • engine cooling coil
  • steam generator
  • Stenciled road
  • Leslie RS3L Horn
  • Western Cullen Beacon
  • Straight style exhaust spark arrestor
  • winterization hatch
  • blanked out nose light
  • rebuilt Engineer’s side panel/removed porthole
  • no dynamic brake
  • CNW “Employee Owned” logo
  • Ex-CGW
  • No dynamic brake
  • winterization hatch
  • Ex-CGW
  • No dynamic brake
  • 2 “Blatt” horns
  • beacon
  • “Y” style exhaust spark arrestor
  • engine cooling coil
  • F3 ‘Tall” Style fans
  • steam generator
  • Ex-MKT
  • No dynamic brake
  • straight style exhaust spark arrestor
  • winterization hatch
  • CNW “Employee Owned” logo
  • Ex-CGW


  • All units are powered
  • Factory installed SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound and DCC decoder (DCC+sound units only)
  • DCC+Sound models are “dual mode” and will operate under both DCC and DC
  • Directional constant lighting
  • headlight brightness remains constant
  • On DCC-ready B-units, back-up lights or marker lights (if equipped) will come with LEDS, but wires will not be connected to the circuit board.
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes
  • Separately applied photo etched metal and injection molded detail parts
  • Cab interior
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Sander lines
  • Body mounted McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • DCC-ready Non-sound version features 21-pin NEM DCC plug
  • 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
  • LEDs for realistic appearance
  • Blomberg-B trucks
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius: 18”


  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 decoder pre-installed
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Individual sound boards installed in both A and B units (sound units only)
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent low-speed operation
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Lighting effects such as beacons, Gyralight where prototypically accurate
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

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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