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First Look: Athearn Trains HO scale "Spirit of the Union Pacific" SD70ACe

Check out this gallery of photos of a preproduction sample of the new Athearn Genesis HO scale locomotive
The team from Athearn Trains visited the Model Railroader offices before Trainfest 2017 to show us a pre-production sample of the company’s latest HO scale model, Union Pacific’s “Spirit of the Union Pacific” SD70ACe diesel locomotive. The Genesis series model, scheduled for release in June 2018, will feature vinyl m.u. hoses, light-emitting-diode headlights and ditch lights, and late handrails. Direct-current models will sell for $239.98. Versions with a dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder will be priced at $329.98.

You can learn more about the model at Enjoy this gallery of photos of Athearn’s latest model.
Union Pacific’s “Spirit of the Union Pacific” SD70ACe from Athearn Trains

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