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Athearn Genesis HO ATHG01943 DCC & Sound SD70ACe Union Pacific UP Spirit of Union Pacific #1943

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Description

Athearn Genesis HO ATHG01943 DCC & Sound SD70ACe Union Pacific UP Spirit of Union Pacific #1943

 

Detailed Information

SPIRIT OF UNION PACIFIC FEATURES:

  • Brand new UP heritage locomotive 1st time offered
  • removable PTC antenna array roof secured w/ magnets
  • Nose mount headlight and ditchlights now LED
  • Late handrails

THE MONIKER

A Boeing B-17 was christened the Spirit of the Union Pacific in 1943, recognizing employees who funded it through war bond contributions. The Spirit of the Union Pacific was assigned to the 571st Bomber Squadron and shot down on its fifth mission during a raid on enemy installations in Germany.


THE LOCOMOTIVE

Union Pacific Locomotive No. 1943, The Spirit, is the 16th commemorative locomotive introduced in the 155-year-old companys history. The Spirit honors the United States armed forces and the men and women filling their ranks. Created in collaboration with Union Pacific veterans, the locomotive illustrates the railroad connection to the thousands of veterans who helped build America through the centuries.

HONORING THE ARMED FORCES

Every detail in The Spirits trade dress incorporates a piece of each U.S. armed forces branch.

The Spirit front is symbolic of Air Force Silver, and the blue stripe is a reflection of the former Strategic Air Command nose sash. The lettering inside the sash is the original hand-drawn font used on the B-17. It is followed by the Coast Guard Racing Stripe and the Navy Battleship Gray, which frames Union Pacific traditional American flag. The military camouflage is a nod to the Army and Marines.

As the train passes by, the final message on the tail is dedicated to U.S. prisoners of war and those missing in action, featuring the POW/MIA symbol and its motto, You Are Not Forgotten.

SD70ACe AND SD70M-2 SPECIFIC FEATURES:

  • New for the SD70ACe and SD70M-2, LED lighting
  • Correctly-sized operating ditch lights
  • Snowplow
  • Front and rear trainline air hose with silver tips
  • Multiple unit (MU) hoses with silver tips
  • Coupler cut bars
  • Train line air hoses
  • Flat or tapered front and rear anticlimbers
  • Safety tread on the walkways
  • Nose or cab mounted headlight
  • Standard or isolated cab
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tinted side windows
  • Mirrors
  • Detailed and painted cab interior with control stand, display screens, detailed crew seats and optional grade crossing camera
  • Airchime K5LLA horn with square or "tube" style mounting bracket
  • Large antenna dome
  • Small GPS antenna dome
  • Inverter box with original X-panels, X-panels with retrofitted louvers, factory louvers, late EMD large intake or retrofit large intake
  • See-through radiator fans
  • Etched dynamic brake grille and screen with appropriate grid detail underneath
  • Dynamic brake louver variations per prototype
  • Chicago Blower brand air blower visible behind the see-through grilles at the rear of the locomotive
  • Early or late hand brake housing and wheel
  • Early or Late Sander Brackets
  • Factory installed wire grab irons
  • Jacking pads per prototype
  • Plumbing alongside the frame appropriate to the specific railroad and purchase order
  • Fuel tanks with single or dual fuel fillers
  • HTCR or HTSC trucks per prototype
  • Non-sound QuickPlug equipped with NEM 21-pin DCC plug
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Minimum radius: 18 inch
  • Recommended radius: 22 inch

 

  • 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
  • Slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

SOUND EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • 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
  • Slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

In order to meet stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by EPA Tier II regulations, EMD modified the SD70MAC to create the SD70ACe and SD70M-2. Each model is powered by a 16-cylinder, 4300-horsepower diesel engine. On the SD70M-2, the prime mover drives an alternator and produces AC current that is rectified to DC current, which powers the traction motors. On the SD70ACe, the DC current is then "chopped" back into AC to power the traction motors.

Much of the external design is based on the SD90 series locomotives. Similar features include the full height nose door and rectangular windshields, the large flared radiators with two fans, and the positioning of the dynamic brake equipment at the rear of the long hood. In addition, the inverters were moved from inside the long hood to a box on the walkway behind the firemans side of the cab.

Specifications

DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Tsunami2
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
ERA: 2017+
PAINT SCHEME: Spirit of the Union Pacific
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

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  • Union Pacific Spirit sd70ace
    5

    Posted by Samuel Weathers on Dec 19th 2020

    I would say it was a good 153 bucks spent the only thing I can complain about is how low the bell sound it everything else is pretty good had very loud horn and start up sequence. I give a 5/5

  • Great locomotive even better price!
    5

    Posted by Robert Coffman on Dec 19th 2020

    Amazingly detailed train with a great tsunami2 sound card that puts our clear undistorted sound. The train runs nice and smooth and looks like a show piece. Lombard hobbies had an amazing deal on it that I couldn’t pass up. Great customer service when I had a question about shipping they were prompt at getting back to me. I will be buying many more things from this company!

  • Spirit of Lombard Hobbies
    5

    Posted by Douglas Mayer on Dec 15th 2020

    These guys are knocking it out of the park! They could have jacked the price up like other hobby shops did on this special deal from the manufacturer but being consistant with their value pricing......of course they didn't!!! Beautiful model. Nice Christmas surprise for myself. Haha. Thanks guys! If you haven't got one, chop chop before they are gone!

  • INCREDIBLE DEAL ATHEARN GENESIS HO ATHG01943 DCC & SOUND SD70ACE
    5

    Posted by Charles Trenchard on Dec 12th 2020

    lombard hobby is playing santa claus this year! What an outstanding ho deal. Both locos have run perfectly and I am not an athearn fan. Great lights and smooth operation. THANK YOU LOMBARD HOBBY FOR THIS AWESOME HOLDAY DEAL!

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