Athearn HO SD40T-2 Union Pacific 81″ Nose

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


Railroad Short Name: UP

Railroad Short Name: UP

In 1996, UP acquired the Southern Pacific and Rio Grande railroads. As part of the merger, 69 Rio Grande SD40T-2s were added to the UP roster. Twenty Rio Grande units were refurbished and eventually renumbered into the 2866 through 2949 series along with 62 SP units. All three of these Tunnel Motors were delivered in October 1974 on the first Rio Grande SD40T-2 order. The SD40T-2 2881 was originally Rio Grande 5341, the first Rio Grande SD40T-2. It was renumbered to UP 4035 and then 8605 before becoming 2881. Number 2885 was delivered as Rio Grande 5351 and was later numbered as UP 4004 and then 8634. The SD40T-2 2886 was originally Rio Grande 5355 and later became UP 4043, then 8613. All three feature 81” noses and the smaller fuel tank favored by Rio Grande.

Locomotive Features

  • Ex-Rio Grande
  • Road number patch – paint is a lighter shade of yellow behind the road numbers
  • 81” nose with ratchet brake, no headlight
  • UP “flat-top”-style snowplow
  • Cab-mounted headlight
  • Cab-side vent
  • 4000-gallon fuel tank
  • Double fuel fills
  • PTC box
  • Nathan P3 air horn
  • See-through radiator intake grilles
  • See-though exhaust stack
  • Snowplow and/or MU catch boxes
  • MU hoses
  • Coupler cut bars
  • Dynamic or non-dynamic brake
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”
  • DCC Ready

Additional information

Weight 1.7 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 5 × 2 in


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