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2013 National Train Show Announcement
In this edition: Genesis®

Athearn News

Dreams Do Come True

Since the introduction of our award-winning Genesis® line in 1999, we’ve received countless requests to develop the definitive EMD SDP45 locomotive.  Your dream is now a reality.

We've raised the bar for prototype fidelity… again. Through exhaustive research, including measuring one of the last known real-world survivors to studying thousands of images and drawings, we've captured every unique detail for the Southern Pacific, Great Northern, and Erie Lackawanna. From SP's road specific features to trucks with high-low brake cylinder mounts to different long hood ends, and beyond, it's all here.

Here are a few highlights:

Erie Lackawanna

• As built for freight service
• Low profile roof details
• Air horn with low clearance bracket

Great Northern

• GN-version steam generator hatch and exhaust
• Boiler water transfer hoses
• Flexicoil-C Trucks with high/low brake cylinders

Southern Pacific

• Typical SP features including front light package
• SP-version steam generator hatch and vent
• Icicle breakers

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Visit our website for additional images and roadname specific details.

After seeing the detailed images for each railroad on our website and watching the video, we're sure you'll find our SDP45 was well worth the wait. Preorder today at your favorite retailer.

We'd like to thank the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, VA for granting us access to one of the last SDP45 locomotives in existence. We'd also like to acknowledge the Norfolk Southern in Roanoke where the locomotive was stored



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