Run 2 Athearn Genesis GP7 - Frisco O/W

Discussion in 'New Products' started by klrwhizkid, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Just announced today; another run of Genesis EMD GP7s in Frisco O/W.
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  2. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    I've been wondering if they were gonna produce these at some point. ETA date of Nov 2022. Hopefully this release will turn out better than the last two. The artwork at least looks right.

    3 road numbers instead of the usual 4 is a bit disappointing.

    Also worth noting for some of our members, that they are also offering a MV and KOG unit.
     
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  3. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

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  4. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Nice.

    #611:

    Can't tell from the Athearn pic of the model, but #611 still had its side skirts in the mid-70s. One of, if not the only, Frisco GP7 still retaining its skirts. I have a crappy mid-70s pic of #611 "somewhere" that I can find, scan it, and share here if desired.
     
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  5. Iantha_Branch

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  6. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Actually, the skirt is fully in place. That's an access plate that is missing.
     
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  7. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Ah yes. I couldn't come up with the words for that earlier.

    FWIW, the diesel file shows that 611 was traded in to EMD August of 77. With a little over a year between that picture and retirement, there's a good chance the side skirt stayed on til the end.
     
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  8. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    I think that's a very real possibility, unless it was like #632: Wore its original scheme up until a few months before trading it off in '79 (I think)... then it was painted fresh orange and white!!!???
     
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  9. Iantha_Branch

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  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    The O/W Genesis GP7s are showing as being in stock at Athearn. Shipments for your pre-ordered units should be made soon.
     
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  11. Iantha_Branch

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