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Model Train Specials

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Athearn #G40984 GP40-2W w/DCC & Sound, GO Transit #706

Athearn #G40984  GP40-2W w/DCC & Sound, GO Transit #706
  • Manufacture: Model Train Specials
  • Category: Diesel Locomotive
  • Number: G40984
  • Scale: HO
  • Price: $229.99

Late GO GP40-2W body with comfort cab, ribbed anticlimber, & HEP beams
Vertical double rear light
Non-dynamic brake hatch with power assembly access doors
Short Canadian ECAFB
Airchime K3 horn on bracket
Large & small Sinclair antennas
Cab mirrors
2600 gallon fuel tank
GO Transit rock plow
Cab mounted bell
Blomberg-M trucks
Created in 1967, The Government of Ontario Transit system, known today as GO Transit, has served the southern region of Ontario, Canada, with a variety of passenger equipment. To supplement the 8 GP40TC locomotives purchased in 1966, GO Transit purchased 11 GP40-2W locomotives from GMDD in 1973 & 1975. The engines feature distinctive logo plates on the front and sides, as well as head-end power connections front and rear. The prototypes for our model are modernized units that were operating in the 1980’s, equipped with ditch lights and having relocated horns. These engines are a perfect match for our Bombardier Bi-Level commuter cars in the original GO Transit paint scheme. Since they were not equipped to supply head-end power, they were often run with converted F7 A & B units, which were rebuilt to act as HEP cars.


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, field measurements, photographs, and more
Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
Coupler cut levers
MU hoses
Trainline hose
See through cab windows
Full cab interior
Walkway tread
Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
Windshield wipers
Lift rings
Wire grab irons
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
Sander lines
McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami sound
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
Excellent Slow speed control
Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)
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

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