PREORDER Athearn HO SD40T-2, UP #2930

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AthearnSKU: ATH73043

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Detailed Information

UP FEATURES:

  • 88” nose with brake wheel
  • Cab mounted A/C
  • Front ditch lights
  • Removed front and rear SP light package
  • Modified front L window
  • Standard range dynamic brakes
  • UP style front plow
  • M3 horn

After UP took over the SP in 1996, several older SP units were repainted into UP colors. While UP had many roster changes, it was common during this period for batches of locomotives to get renumbered. Our models depict the renumbered versions before they were retired.

SD40T-2 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fine scale handrails
  • Separately applied air tanks
  • See through cab windows
  • Welded ECAFB
  • Photoetch windshield wipers
  • LED Lighting
  • HTC truck sideframes
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • See-through dynamic brake fans
  • “Mushroom” nose vent on right side
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Rubber trainline and MU hoses with silver ends
  • Standard Dash-2 cab, windows correct per prototype
  • See-through radiator grilles with new rear truck gearbox speific for the tunnel motor
  • Speed recorder attached to appropriate axle per prototype (except undecorated)
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • 5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for troublefree operation
  • DCC Ready 21-pin NEM Quick Plug™ technology
  • Nickel plated, blackened machined wheels
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Replacement parts available including motor brushes
  • Recommended radius: 22”

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The SD40T-2 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division having a 16-cylinder EMD 645E3 diesel engine producing 3,000 horsepower (2,240 kW). 312 SD40T-2s were built for North American railroads between April 1974 and July 1980. This locomotive and the SD45T-2 are popularly called tunnel motors, but EMD’s term is SD40-2s with “cooling system modifications” because they were designed for better engine cooling in tunnels. The difference between this locomotive and its non-tunnel motor cousin, the SD40-2, are the radiator intakes and radiator fan grills located at the rear of the locomotive. The radiator air intakes in this model were along the deck to allow more fresh, cooler air to enter and less hot exhaust fumes lingering around the tunnel’s ceiling.

Specifications

DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
SOUND: Ready
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

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