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Athearn #G78113 GP9, PRR #7197B

Athearn #G78113  GP9, PRR #7197B
  • Manufacture: Athearn
  • Category: Diesel Locomotive
  • Number: G78113
  • Scale: HO
  • Price: $169.99
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NEW FEATURES:
All-new LED lighting
Rubber MU hoses for durability
The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we’re excited to include new features often requested, to the GP7/9 and upcoming Genesis models.

PRR FEATURES:
DCC+Sound equipped models feature prototypical long hood forward operation
4-hose MU
36” button top fans
Tall square MU stand
Pilot long grab iron above coupler lift bar
Front and rear early Pyle headlight
Full skirts
Cab armrest no sunshade track
Leslie S-3 air horn all bells forward
1,700 gallon fuel tank
#7178B-#7201B:
All new cables B-unit GP9 Phase III body style
“F” on the sill is at the LONG hood end
Leslie Tyfon A-125-440-CA air horn

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
Trainline and MU hoses
Coupler cut levers
Drop steps unless noted
MU stands
“Nub” style walkway tread
Bell placement & type per prototype
Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
Wire grab irons
Lift rings
Windshield wipers
See through cab windows and full cab interior
Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
Sander lines
Speed recorder unless noted
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Bidirectional constant LED lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
Minimum radius: 18”

PROTOTYPE INFO:
In 1949, EMD introduced the GP7. The basic design followed most diesel switchers with the addition of a short hood instead of an end-cab. The hoods were also full height to better accommodate the diesel engine and mechanical and electrical components.

In 1954 EMD upgraded the GP7 to become the 1,750 horsepower GP9. Externally, the first GP9s were virtually unchanged from the last GP7s. Later versions would include different louver arrangements and the last ones would come without the frame skirting. The GP9 was available with all of the fuel tank, steam generator, and dynamic brake options as the GP7, including “torpedo tube” air tanks mounted on the roof.

Many railroads chose to rebuild their GP7s and GP9s for continued service. Often times, it was cheaper to do this rather than purchasing brand-new locomotives.

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