Athearn Genesis HO GP38-2 Southern

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SKU: N/A Category: Tag: Railroad Short Name: SOU


Railroad Short Name: SOU

#5011, #5027, #5038, & #5040 FEATURES:

  • Models represent units from Southern’s first GP38-2 order
  • DCC+Sound units feature prototypical long hood forward operation
  • Large “switcher” step wells
  • Small cab sunshades
  • Long hood mounted walkway lights
  • Firecracker antennas
  • Chicken wire radiator grilles
  • Front and rear mounted 3-chime air horns
  • Long hood mounted bell
  • Handrails painted all black; step edges painted white (As-delivered configuration)

#5011H, 5027W:

  • Oil bath style filter

#5038L, 5040F:

  • Rebuilt angled paper air filter
  • AGS sub-lettering on cab
  • Handrail verticals and step edges pained yellow (Late 1970s modification)

Locomotive Features

  • DCC ready using Quick Plug technology
  • 81” high nose
  • Hood-end mounted bell
  • EMD optional “switcher” stepwells
  • Early dynamic extended-range dynamic brake housing with resistor grid details, and oil-bath air filters
  • Front and rear Nathan P-3 horns with all-forward chimes (all-new castings)
  • Lost-wax brass “Firecracker” radio antenna
  • Dual control stands
  • Dual-panel “chicken wire” style radiator intake grills
  • Wide-spaced 48” radiator fans
  • Separately-applied lost-wax brass long hood walkway lights (all-new castings)
  • Early ECAFB (stand-off style)
  • MU hose “catch” trays on pilots
  • Early under cab access door
  • Early battery box door with short louvers
  • Dual-end sanding lines
  • Dual “Salem” air filters w/ piping
  • 2600 gallon fuel tank
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Window glazing
  • Operating headlights utilizing microbulbs

Additional information

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 3 in

1 review for Athearn Genesis HO GP38-2 Southern


    Hello this locomotive is dcc + sound?

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