Athearn HO SD70ACe, UP/Spirit of UP #1943

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( DC, NO Sound )
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Detailed Information


SPIRIT OF UNION PACIFIC FEATURES:

  • Brand new UP heritage locomotive 1st time offered
  • removable PTC antenna array roof secured w/ magnets
  • Nose mount headlight and ditchlights now LED
  • Late handrails


THE MONIKER


A Boeing B-17 was christened the Spirit of the Union Pacific in 1943,
recognizing employees who funded it through war bond contributions. The Spirit
of the Union Pacific was assigned to the 571st Bomber Squadron and shot down on
its fifth mission during a raid on enemy installations in Münster, Germany.



THE LOCOMOTIVE


Union Pacifics Locomotive No. 1943, The Spirit, is the 16th commemorative
locomotive introduced in the 155-year-old companys history. The Spirit honors
the United States armed forces and the men and women filling their ranks.
Created in collaboration with Union Pacific veterans, the locomotive illustrates
the railroads connection to the thousands of veterans who helped build America
through the centuries.


HONORING THE ARMED FORCES


Every detail in The Spirits trade dress incorporates a piece of each U.S. armed
forces branch.


The Spirits front is symbolic of Air Force Silver, and the blue stripe is a
reflection of the former Strategic Air Commands nose sash. The lettering
inside the sash is the original hand-drawn font used on the B-17. It is followed
by the Coast Guards Racing Stripe and the Navys Battleship Gray, which
frames Union Pacifics traditional American flag. The military camouflageis a
nod to the Army and Marines.


As the train passes by, the final message on the tail is dedicated to U.S.
prisoners of war and those missing in action, featuring the POW/MIA symbol and
its motto, You Are Not Forgotten.


SD70ACe AND SD70M-2 SPECIFIC FEATURES:

  • New for the SD70ACe and SD70M-2, LED lighting
  • Correctly-sized operating ditch lights
  • Snowplow
  • Front and rear trainline air hose with silver tips
  • Multiple unit (MU) hoses with silver tips
  • Coupler cut bars
  • Train line air hoses
  • Flat or tapered front and rear anticlimbers
  • Safety tread on the walkways
  • Nose or cab mounted headlight
  • Standard or isolated cab
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tinted side windows
  • Mirrors
  • Detailed and painted cab interior with control stand, display screens,
    detailed crew seats and optional grade crossing camera
  • Airchime K5LLA horn with square or "tube" style mounting bracket
  • Large antenna dome
  • Small GPS antenna dome
  • Inverter box with original X-panels, X-panels with retrofitted louvers,
    factory louvers, late EMD large intake or retrofit large intake
  • See-through radiator fans
  • Etched dynamic brake grille and screen with appropriate grid detail
    underneath
  • Dynamic brake louver variations per prototype
  • Chicago Blower brand air blower visible behind the see-through grilles at
    the rear of the locomotive
  • Early or late hand brake housing and wheel
  • Early or Late Sander Brackets
  • Factory installed wire grab irons
  • Jacking pads per prototype
  • Plumbing alongside the frame appropriate to the specific railroad and
    purchase order
  • Fuel tanks with single or dual fuel fillers
  • HTCR or HTSC trucks per prototype
  • Non-sound QuickPlug equipped with NEM 21-pin DCC plug
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Minimum radius: 18"
  • Recommended radius: 22"


SOUND EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 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
  • 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:


In order to meet stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by EPA
Tier II regulations, EMD modified the SD70MAC to create the SD70ACe and SD70M-2.
Each model is powered by a 16-cylinder, 4300-horsepower diesel engine. On the
SD70M-2, the prime mover drives an alternator and produces AC current that is
rectified to DC current, which powers the traction motors. On the SD70ACe, the
DC current is then "chopped" back into AC to power the traction motors.


Much of the external design is based on the SD90 series locomotives. Similar
features include the full height nose door and rectangular windshields, the
large flared radiators with two fans, and the positioning of the dynamic brake
equipment at the rear of the long hood. In addition, the inverters were moved
from inside the long hood to a box on the walkway behind the firemans side of
the cab.

Specifications

DCC:
Ready/21-Pin
SOUND:
No
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER:
EMD
Axles:
6
LIGHTED:
LED Lighting
ERA:
2017+
PAINT SCHEME:
Spirit of the Union Pacific
Minimum Age Recommendation:
14 years
Is Assembly Required:
No

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