Athearn Genesis 82240 HO, GP9, Phase III, DCC READY, LED, Union Pacific, UP, 345 - House of Trains

Athearn Genesis 82240 HO, GP9, Phase III, DCC READY, LED, Union Pacific, UP, 345

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Athearn Genesis 82240 HO, GP9, Phase III, DCC READY, LED, Union Pacific, UP, 345


  • Phase III Cab Unit- First time in Genesis
  • Dynamic brakes
  • Underframe mounted bell
  • Phase I B-units
  • Winterization hatch

UP’s Phase III GP9’s began service on the UP in 1957 lasting into the 1970’s. While the majority of these 300 class units were modified significantly there were 5 that survived in their as-built configuration all the way up until retirement. We are offering 3 of them in this production run. Note that they could be seen in service with the UP’s “Veranda” style Turbines.

UP’s fleet of 75 Phase I GP9B units were built in in the Spring of 1954 and remained in service until the mid-1970’s. These ubiquitous units could be seen in service system wide on mainline freights as well as branch line locals. They could also be seen with in service assisting Veranda Turbines.


  • 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 21-pin NEM 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
  • Bidirectional constant LED lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius: 18”