Athearn Genesis HO SD75M Norfolk Southern “Horsehead, ex NYS&W” w/ DCC & Sound


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  • 2798
  • 2799
SKU: N/A Category: Tag: Railroad Short Name:


Railroad Short Name: NS


Norfolk Southern, always in the market for secondhand EMD power, acquired the three former NYS&W SD70Ms in late 2014. The new Thoroughbreds received a fresh coat of black and were renumbered 2797-2799. Since then, NS 2798 has been fitted with rooftop PTC antennas, a distinctive detail captured by our Genesis model.

  • Former NYS&W 4050-4052
  • Early SD70M body
  • K5LAR24 horn
  • Air Dryer
  • Spare knuckles on rear pilot
  • MU receptacles & cables on each end
  • Prime air filters
  • HTCR trucks
  • SP style tall plow


  • PTC antennas installed

#2797, 2799:

  • Sinclair & small can antenna installed with removable glue. Optional PTC antenna set included in box (it is believed that NS will retrofit these units with PTC in the near future).

Locomotive Features:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Front / rear trainline and MU hoses with silver ends
  • Coupler cut levers with loops per prototype
  • Sunshades and sunshade tracks per prototype
  • Roof details such as antennas, air conditioners, beacons, and conduits per prototype
  • Operating ditch lights
  • MU receptacles and cables per prototype
  • Rear pilot spare face knuckles and brackets per prototype
  • Early or late anticlimbers
  • or 4 step walkways
  • AEI tags mounted on the frame or jacking pads per prototype
  • Safety tread on the walkways
  • Several types of fuel tanks, all featuring separate gauges, sight glasses, and breather piping
  • Anti-glare panel painted on the nose
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tinted or clear cab windows per prototype
  • Detailed and painted cab interior with control stand, display screens, detailed crew seats
  • Standard or Freight-style brake wheel
  • See-through radiator fans
  • Lift rings
  • Factory installed wire grab irons
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Underframe mounted bell- regular or electronic
  • Low mount stepwell lights (non-operating)
  • Dual sanding lines
  • Rear pilot drop grab iron (MU hose retainer) per prototype
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • McHenry lower-shelf scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”


  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes

Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 6 × 5 in


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