Athearn HO SD40-2 Milwaukee Road


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


Railroad Short Name: MILW

Starting in 1983, the Milwaukee Road began painting SD40-2’s in their final paint scheme- featuring an orange and black “lightning stripe” and the Hiawatha logo on the nose. Equipped with standard range dynamic brakes and the smaller 3200-gallon fuel tank, they could commonly be found in the 80s and 90s working with other Milwaukee units, and later, Soo Line power.
All road numbers

  • 81″ nose, chickenwire grills, small anticlimbers
  • Windshield wipers
  • Hood side mounted bell
  • Leslie RS3L Low profile horn
  • Whip antenna
  • 2-pane all weather window on engineer’s side
  • Operating Prime Stratolight beacon on cab (flashes in DCC)
  • EMD standard plow on front, weed cutter plow on rear
  • Speed recorder


  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Coupler cut levers with loops
  • Trainline and MU hoses with silver ends
  • “Mushroom” nose vent on right side
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Antiglare panel
  • Standard late Dash-2 4-window cab without louvers or roof seam
  • See through cab windows
  • Sliding cab side windows
  • Welded ECAFB
  • See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Frame mounted bell
  • Detailed 4000-gallon fuel tank
  • Separately applied air tanks
  • Speed recorder attached to appropriate axle per prototype (except undecorated)
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • 5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
  • Compatible with ATHG63839 Genesis motor retrofit kit
  • DCC Ready 8 and 9 pin Quick Plug™ technology
  • Nickel plated, blackened machined wheels
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Minimum radius: 18″
  • Recommended radius: 22″

Additional information

Weight 1.6 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 5 × 2 in


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