Athearn GENESIS G65395 (HO) GP38-2 GMD, CPR 3073 - DC
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Athearn GENESIS G65395 (HO) GP38-2 GMD, CPR 3073 - DC

HO GP38-2 GMD, CPR #3073


MSRP $189.98 USD

$159.99 $189.98 -15.78%
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The Prototype:

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38’s engine, which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the “dash 2” modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain in service today.


  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability

The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we’re excited to include new features often requested, to the GP38-2 and upcoming Genesis models.


  • First time offered GMD “late” production with straight side sill, Angled blower housing and standard cab
  • CP style nose mounted and vertical rear headlight
  • Winterization hatch
  • Blomberg-B truck side frames with brand-new Canadian-style exposed bearing caps
  • CP style snow plow front and rear
  • Sinclair antenna
  • Long hood (intertial hatch) mounted Leslie 3-chime air horn
  • Corrugated radiator grilles
  • 2600 gallon fuel tank with waste oil retention tank


  • Painted in Maroon & Grey scheme with script lettering in 2002 to operate on passenger specials; was also occasionally used in freight service.


  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • 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
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • 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


  • 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
  • Precision 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


DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
Axles: 4

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0.81 kg
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