Athearn G71619 HO EMD DDA40X Diesel Locomotive Union Pacific #6900 with Sound

$509.99
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SKU
G71619
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Scale HO
Number G71619
Manufacturer Athearn

UP FEATURES:

  • Beacon (Flash function in DCC only)
  • Classification lights (Function in DCC only)
  • Number board lights
  • Working Truck lights
  • Separate see-through walkways
  • MU hoses

Built exclusively for Union Pacific by EMD between 1969 & 1971, the DDA40X Centennial locomotives were the modern equivalent of the railroad’s famed Big Boy steam locomotives. These massive 98-foot double-engine diesels were UP’s mainstay hotshot power for a decade until they were sidelined by the recession of the early 1980’s. They had one last hurrah in 1984-85 when 25 of them were returned to service for about a year to help relieve a power shortage.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#6900

  • The only DDA40X to be built without class lights on the long hood. It was delivered in time for the Golden Spike Centennial Celebration
  • thus earning the series the moniker ‘Centennial’. This model represents the ‘as-delivered’ appearance. Currently preserved and prominently displayed in Omaha
  • NE alongside Big Boy #4023.

#6901

  • Unique chicken-wire-esque radiator grilles on the long hood for both prime movers, the only DDA40X equipped like this. #6905 (previously released by Athearn) had one set of these grills and were mismatched with the traditional grill. #6901 is Primed for Grime to match its last years in service appearance. Currently preserved and on display in Pocatello, ID.
  • ID.

DD40AX SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

    • Illuminated truck lights
    • Illuminated classification lights (where equipped)
    • Illuminated number boards
    • See-through walkways
    • 4-cube speakers
    • Minimum radius: 24” — Recommended radius: 28”

GENESIS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See-through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Wire grab irons
  • 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, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • 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

LEGENDARY LIVERIES

What are Legendary Liveries? An Athearn exclusive, they are the ultimate answer to “What if?” Featuring some of the most popular railroad paint schemes of all time, these models are perfect for collecting, proto-freelancing, or just plain fun! Whether company proposed paint schemes, canceled locomotive orders, or alternate takes on history, Legendary Liveries are fun and unique additions to any roster. Enjoy these items, and answer the ultimate railroad question of: “What if?”

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Four cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Precision 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

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Built by EMD exclusively for Union Pacific between 1969 & 1971, the DDA40X Centennial locomotives were the modern equivalent of the railroad’s famed Big Boy steam locomotives. These massive 98-foot double-engine diesels were UP’s mainstay hotshot power for a decade until they were sidelined by the recession of the early 1980’s. They had one last hurrah in 1984-85 when 25 of them were returned to service for about a year to help relieve a power shortage.

NE alongside Big Boy #4023.

More Information
Item # G71619
Preorder Yes
Scale HO
Roadnumber May Vary No
Trains Diesel Locomotives
Engine Style DD 35 - 40
Engine Electronics DCC And Sound
Road Name Union Pacific - UP
Catalog Athearn July 2022