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Athearn HO scale SDP40F with Tsunami2

Read this review from the March 2018 Model Railroader
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Athearn HO scale SDP40F with Tsunami2
Amtrak’s first all-new passenger diesel joins the Athearn Genesis line of superdetailed HO scale locomotives. This model is also the first that we’ve tested to come factory-equipped with the new-and-improved SoundTraxx Tsunami2 decoder.

The prototype. From 1973 to 1974, General Motors Electro-Motive Division built 150 SDP40F diesel-electric locomotive for Amtrak. Formed in 1971, the fledgling government-funded passenger carrier had been using hand-me-down equipment from predecessor railroads. The six-axle cowl-body SDP40Fs were built primarily for Amtrak passenger service and included steam generator equipment for heating passenger cars. Internally, the locomotive was based on the EMD SD40-2 freight hauler and featured a 3,000 hp 645E3 diesel engine.

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