Athearn Genesis has announced a new run of EMD FP7 locomotives, including in Pennsy livery.
The EMD FP7 was a 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW), B-B dual-service passenger and freight-hauling diesel locomotive produced between June 1949 and December 1953 by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division and General Motors Diesel. Final assembly was at GM-EMD’s La Grange, Illinois plant, excepting locomotives destined for Canada, in which case final assembly was at GMD’s plant in London, Ontario. The FP7 was essentially EMD’s F7A locomotive extended by four feet to give greater water capacity for the steam generator for heating passenger trains.
- Factory installed SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound and DCC decoder
- Tsunami2 sounds are compatible with both DCC and DC operation
- DCC Quick-Plug equipped (without sound only)
- Genesis driveline with dynamically balanced five pole skew wound motor and dual flywheels
- Directional constant lighting
- Separately applied photo etched metal and injection molded detail parts
- Cab interior
Pennsy units feature:
- Removed side skirts
- PRR “Trainphone” antenna
- PRR unique back-up light placement
- EMD style front and rear lifting lugs
- Nose side grab iron ladder
- Rear grab iron ladder
- Accurate axle journals as per prototype
The Pennsy units are appropriate for 1958 and later. Road number 9866 is available as a single A unit with an MSRP of $289.98. Two paired A units -- 9852/9871 and 9860/9862 -- with an MSRP of $519.98. Delivery is expected April 2017.