Athearn 68015 Undecorated/Frisco HO GP15-1

Reg Price: $169.98
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This is Athearn Genesis HO Scale GP15-1 - Undecorated Frisco Style. Features: •Genesis driveline with dynamically balanced five pole skew wound motor and dual flywheels •All-wheel drive and electrical pick-up •DCC Quick-Plug equipped •Detailed fuel tank •Wire grab irons •Etched metal lift rings •Etched metal radiator intake grilles and top radiator screeens •Celcon handrails •Sand lines, air lines and other seperately applied underframe details •Sliding cab windows •Etched metal windshield wipers •McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed. Additional Information: Although this undecorated model is in our Genesis line it comes either unassembled or partially assembled in order to ease the painting process. By the mid-1970’s thousands of first generation locomotives were showing the age after 20 years or so of service. Long since replaced on most Class 1 mainlines by newer more powerful locomotives, old GP7’s and GP9’s had been reassigned to locals, road switchers, and yard jobs. To extend the life of these locomotives without buying new ones, many railroads had begun rebuilding programs. The GP15 series was introduced by EMD in 1976 as an alternative to these rebuilding programs. As originally conceived it was intended that old units be traded in and components such as the trucks reused to make the cost comparable to a rebuilt unit. The GP15-1 was a 1,500 horsepower, 4-axle unit using a non-turbocharged 12-cylinder 645 engine. It differed from the rest of the contemporary geeps by having roof mounted radiators and side intakes like the “tunnel motor” locomotives. There were two major external differences in the GP15-1 production. C&NW and Frisco opted for car body air intakes like a GP7, while Missouri Pacific and Conrail chose a central air intake like the contemporary Dash 2 series. Missouri Pacific’s last order replaced the generator with an alternator. In 1982, Chessie System (C&O) acquired a new model, the GP15T. It was similar to the last GP15-1’s with a central air intake and an alternator, but dif

Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)

Manufacturer: Athearn
Model Number: 68015
MSRP: $169.98

Scale/Era: HO Modern
Model Type: Diesel Loco

The Trainz SKU for this item is P11633047.

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