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Ath-G82246 Athearn Genesis Gp7 Bar #1776 Ho Scale Dcc Ready Locomotive
Ath-G82246 Athearn Genesis Gp7 Bar #1776 Ho Scale Dcc Ready Locomotive
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ATH-G82246 Athearn Genesis GP7, BAR #1776 HO Scale DCC Ready

  • $363.20 AUD

Athearn Genesis
HO Scale
GP7 Diesel-Electric
#1776 Spirit of 1776

Detailed Information


  • Winterization hatch
  • Bell mounted on short hood
  • Sloped pilots with footboards
  • Large fuel tanks
  • Square MU boxes with pipe bases and dual receptacles 

BAR was an early supporter of EMD’s road switcher concept, purchasing 12 GP7s in late 1949 and another 4 in 1952. Starting in the early 1960s, the units were repainted in a simplified solid blue scheme. The former BAR 73 was selected in 1975 to receive a colorful scheme of red, white, and blue to commemorate the nation’s  Bicentennial. The unit carried the name Jeremiah O’Brien, a Maine patriot, and a new number, 1776. The BAR GP7s were true travelers, being leased to the PRR starting in 1951 to assist with summer ore traffic, an agreement which lasted through the Penn Central era. They were also leased to the LV and LIRR to assist with power shortages on those roads.


  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • “Nub” style walkway tread
  • Windshield wiper
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Windshield wipers
  • Sander lines
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
  • Speed recorder unless noted
  • See-through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
  • Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
  • Body-mounted 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 the model for safe storage
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Minimum radius: 18”


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