Athearn G75759 HO EMD SD70ACU, NS #7242

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G75759
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Scale HO
Number G75759
Manufacturer Athearn

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
In September of 2014, Norfolk Southern purchased 100 ex-Union
Pacific SD90MAC locomotives from EMD/Progress Rail to assist in
the high volume traffic that NS was experiencing.AsAC traction was
being more accepted by the railroad, which previously had relied
solely on DC power, the 90MACs fit the new direction of motive
power for the railroad.
Starting in 2016, NS began the SD70ACU capital rebuild program
using the SD90MAC units as cores. All major components were
either overhauled or replaced, including an overhaul of the
710G3C prime mover. Most notable in the rebuild is that from
the electrical cabinet forward, all new components were used,
including a new ACe style isolated cab with AAR-style control
stand. The new electrical cabinet contains Mitsubishi electronics,
replacing the 90MAC’s original Siemens equipment.
Later, starting in 2018, Canadian Pacific announced a plan to
acquire 30 SD70ACU units from EMD/Progress Rail using their
laid up fleet of SD90MAC locomotives as core units. That number
was later increased from 30 to 60. They also acquired 2 ex-Union
Pacific units, in 2019.
In September of 2019, CP unveiled two Heritage painted
locomotives in the Tuscan and Grey paint schemes; one unit,
7010, using the Canadian Pacific script lettering and the other
unit, 7015, utilizing the Roman font. CP has painted 10 units in this
scheme, 5 with the script style lettering and 5 with the Roman style
lettering.
In November of 2019, CP painted 5 SD70ACU’s into 5 separate
military inspired paint schemes. These units commemorate the
Army, Navy, Air Force and a special tribute locomotive for D-Day
wearing camo and the Allied invasion stripes used on June 6,
1944.
All Canadian Pacific units have been completed in 2020 and can
been found plying the rails of Canada and the US, with a few
having even reached Mexico!

SD70ACU SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
• Illuminated truck lights • Illuminated number boards
• See-through air intakes
• Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”
GENESIS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
• Animated Roller Bearing Trucks
• Coupler cut levers • Flexible MU hoses
• Flexible trainline hose • See-through cab windows
• Full cab interior • Walkway tread
• Windshield wipers • Wire grab irons
• Lift rings • 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 # G75759
Preorder Yes
Scale HO
Roadnumber May Vary No
Trains Diesel Locomotives
Engine Style SD70 SD70ACe SD70MAc SD70ACU SD70M
Engine Electronics DCC Ready
Road Name Norfolk Southern - NS
Catalog Athearn Sept 2022