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Athearn Genesis HO SD40M-2 w/DCC & Sound, SP #8693
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Athearn Genesis HO SD40M-2 w/DCC & Sound, SP #8693

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Southern Pacific
  • #8691, 8693, 8694, 8695
    • Illuminated Ditchlights
    • Cab mounted A/C
    • Frame mount bell
    • Large SP Plow
    • Sinclair antenna on antenna plane
    • Nathan P-3 on bracket located on long hood
    • Flexicoil-C Trucks with high brake cylinders and exposed roller bearings
    • Era: 1991+


  • 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 55, 70, 75, 80, 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”
  • For a complete list of features, visit
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 unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box


DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Equipped
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No
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