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Athearn announces Genesis 2.0 series

First model is HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD90MAC-H
The Athearn Genesis 2.0 SD90MAC-H will be decorated for Union Pacific, Fortescue Metals Group, EMD demonstrator, and Union Pacific. Pre-production samples shown.
The newly tooled SD90MAC-H features etched-metal see-through steps, illuminated number boxes, and ground effect lighting. Pre-production sample shown.
The SD90MAC-H has an injection-molded plastic body with etched-metal screens, plastic handrails, and factory-installed and painted wire grab irons. Pre-production sample shown.
The rear pilot features factory-installed m.u. cables, a freestanding uncoupling lever, and spare coupler knuckles, among other items. The SD90MAC-H is equipped with McHenry scale couplers. Pre-production sample shown.
The six-axle road units have prototype-specific details. The SD90MAC-H decorated for Australia’s Fortescue Metals Group has different handrails than the models based on North American prototypes. Pre-production sample shown.
Genesis 2.0 is the latest brand to join the Athearn Trains family. The first model in this new line is the HO scale Electro-Motive Division (EMD) SD90MAC-H. The model is based on the Phase II version of the 6,000 hp, six-axle road locomotive.

The Genesis 2.0 model, scheduled for release in March 2020, will feature all-new tooling, with what the firm calls “better than brass detail.” Other features on the SD90MAC-H include etched-metal see-through steps, illuminated number boxes, and ground effect lighting.

Athearn will offer the SD90MAC-H decorated for Canadian Pacific, EMD demonstrator, Fortescue Metals Group, and Union Pacific. Direct-current models will retail for $249.98. Versions with a dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder with EMD 265H diesel engine sounds will be priced at $339.98.

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