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Jan 5, 2019 - HO Scale

Athearn Genesis - HO Scale - SD70ACe (SD70AH) Diesel Locomotives




An Important Announcement for Customers:

We talked to Athearn today and these two specific UP Engines with flags are important. Why?

We where informed by Athearn that the George Bush Funeral Train was actually two trains. There was a first train with the UP 1939 (Spirit of UP) and UP 9069. There was a second train immediately behind consisting of UP 4141 and UP 9096.

So for all of you whi hve ordered the 4141 or the 1939 you might want to get the corresponding flaged UP unit to go with your unit.


Athearn Genesis has announced new SD70ACe (SD70AH) Diesel Locomotives




In order to meet stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by EPA Tier II regulations, EMD modified the SD-70MAC 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 fireman’s side of the cab.


EMD SD70ACe will posess the following features:

All lighting now feature new LEDs

Rubber MU hoses for durability



New for the SD70ACe and SD70M-2, LED lighting

Correctly-sized illuminated ditch lights


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


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

GPS Domes or PTC antennas per prototype

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”

Recommended radius: 22”



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



New 9000 series UP designation SD70AH

Tier 4 credit units built in 2016

PTC antenna array

Nose mount headlight

Illuminated front ditch lights

Late handrails

UP 9069 ran with UP 1943 (Spirit of UP) during the George Bush funeral train ceremony

UP 9096 ran with UP 4141 during the George Bush funeral train ceremony


Order Due Date: January 25, 2019

Anticipated Delivery Date: January 2020

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