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Ath-G65088 Athearn Genesis Gp40-2L Rail America/Tp&W #4053 Ho Scale Dcc Ready Locomotive
Ath-G65088 Athearn Genesis Gp40-2L Rail America/Tp&W #4053 Ho Scale Dcc Ready Locomotive
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ATH-G65088 Athearn Genesis GP40-2L, Rail America/TP&W #4053 HO Scale DCC Ready

  • $399.00 AUD

Athearn Genesis
HO Scale
GP40-2L Diesel-Electric
#4053 Toledo, Peoria & Western
DCC Ready

RailAmerican/TP&W FEATURES: 

  • Cab-mounted bell
  • Sinclair antenna
  • Horn mounted on the long hood
  • Front ditch lights
  • Canadian-style steps and class lights

Purchased second hand from CN, these locomotives were given another life operating in the mid-west for TPW, painted in their corporate RailAmerica colors.

  • Single rear headlight
  • snow shields
  • Canadian-style front ditch lights
  • front plow.


  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Sander lines
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Minimum radius: 18"


  • Duplicated look and feel of "In Service" equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust


By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. One of the most common replacement locomotives became the GP40-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, turbocharged, 3000 horsepower engine in 1972. These locomotives were developed for service where higher horsepower and faster service were preferable. A major feature for the GP40-2 was the introduction of the "dash 2" modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP40-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, and helper service. Many remain in service today.


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