Athearn G27277 HO EMD SD90MAC - UP #8026

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Scale HO
Number G27277
Manufacturer Athearn

Introduced in 1995, the EMD SD90MAC was intended to become
that builder’s most-powerful single-engine diesel locomotive.
The new locomotive was to use EMD’s newly-developed 265H
prime mover, featuring 6000 horsepower. However, this engine
was experiencing technical problems in development, which led
to the first groups of locomotives being delivered with the EMD
710G prime mover of 4300 horsepower (the intent being to retrofit
these with the more-powerful 265H at a later date). Ironically, the
technical problems with the 265H were never fully resolved, and no
conversions were done. The 710G-engined SD90MACs outlasted
their later 265H cousins in service by a wide margin, with some
units only recently having been retired or sold by Union Pacific,
and other railroads choosing to rebuild them for continued service.
The Athearn Genesis SD90MAC features all of the cutting-edge
detail and operational features that are expected by discerning
modelers: Working number boards and ground lights, see-through
steps, numerous separately-applied details on the body and
underframe, and a heavy die-cast frame for massive pulling power.

• Illuminated ground lights • Illuminated number boards
• Etched, see-through walkway steps
• Dual Sugarcube speakers for optimal sound quality
• Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”
• Animated Roller Bearing Trucks
• Coupler cut levers • Rubber MU hoses
• Trainline hose • See through cab windows
• Full cab interior • Walkway tread
• Windshield wipers • Lift rings
• Wire grab irons • Sander lines
• DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin
NEM connector
• Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
• Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, and breather pipes
• 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
• Eight-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
• Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field
measurements, photographs, and more
• Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
• Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage

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Item # G27277
Preorder Yes
Scale HO
Roadnumber May Vary No
Trains Diesel Locomotives
Engine Style SD 90 - SD 90MAC
Engine Electronics DCC Ready
Road Name Union Pacific - UP
Catalog Athearn Sept 2022