Athearn Genesis HO GP9 w/DCC & Sound, PRR #7117


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The ”Standard Railroad of the World”. A claim the Pennsylvania Railroad made with pride. And why shouldn’t they? When it came to equipment and miles they were big – very big. In 1947 the Pennsy had more freight cars than anybody and twice as many as their nearest competitor, the good old NYC.

They had some strong opinions when it came to steam locomotives, freight car design and railroad operations. When we start to talk about these GP9s the opposite is true. It would seem that the mechanical department looked at the EMD order sheet and didn’t check but one box. Other than the dynamic brake option. These units are very “standard”.

We have picked two different locomotive orders for this delivery of PRR geeps. The first two units come from an order delivered in November 1955. Numbers 7024 and 7046 are typical phase 2 units with four 36” fans, the rear fuel fill and slotted side skirts. Numbers 7117 and 7138, delivered in June 1957, are just a bit different; they are early phase 3 units with four 36” fans and a forward fuel fill with typical phase 3 side sill.

All four of these Geeps have our newly tooled PRR classic “train phone” antenna.

While our new Pennsylvania GP9 locomotives may lack some of the frills of others roads, painted in “dark green locomotive enamel” they look dignified and are all business.

#7024 & 7046:

  • Phase 2 body with dynamic brakes and train phone antenna.
#7117 & 7138:
  • Phase 3 body with dynamic brakes and train phone antenna.


  • Front and rear MU catch boxes with footboard
  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • “Nub” style walkway tread
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Wire grab irons
  • Lift rings
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
  • Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
  • Sander lines
  • Speed recorder unless noted
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius: 18”


  • 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
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes