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Missouri-Kansas-Texas GP39-2 Phase III #371

Product Manufacturer: Athearn
Brand: Genesis
Manufacturer Model: ATHG65517
Store Item Number: ATHG65517
Quantity In Stock: 1

Missouri-Kansas-Texas GP39-2 Phase III #371

  • Detailed Information

New Featrues:

  • 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 here at Athearn! We are excited to introduce some new, often requested features, to the GP39-2 and other upcoming Genesis models.


MKT Features:

  • Phase III GP39-2
  • Post 02/1983 straight sill walkways and late step wells
  • Large radiator grills, widely spaced Q-fans, small exhaust silencer
  • Meticulously rendered MKT striping pattern on cab
  • Late battery box doors
  • Illuminated cab mounted strobe; effect DCC+Sound
  • 88” nose w/ ratchet brake
  • 2600 gal fuel tank
  • Blomberg-B trucks
  • S5T horn on cab & single-chime horn mounted on rear hood
  • Tsunami2 equipped DCC+Sound models feature accurate EMD silenced 645E3B turbo sound effects
  • The most unique GP39-2s constructed were those delivered to the MKT in 1983-1984. At this point, EMD had ceased production of the Dash-2 body styles, meaning that these geeps came with the larger GP50 style intakes and radiators.


Locomotive Features:

  • 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
  • Prototype Specific Information
  • In the decade between 1974 and 1984 , EMD produced the GP39-2 for seven North American railroads. The basic design followed most four axle road diesel switchers for the time. Borrowing improvements from the GP38-2 and GP40-2 designs, this mid-horsepower road switcher utilized a turbocharged 12-cylinder EMD 645E3 diesel engine for it’s prime mover. With 4 fewer cylinders, the smaller engine provided a distinctive long hood on the phase II and phase III bodies, where the clean room/engine compartment doors were set back from the cab further than predecessor locomotives.
  • Sensitivity to fuel economy in the 1970s justified the GP39-2 in the locomotive market. It also laid the ground work for EMD to start exploring locomotive designs that utilize engines with larger piston displacement yet posess fewer cylinders. This approach has become the foundation to modern locomotive technology.



  • DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
  • Sound: No
  • Prototype Manufactuer: EMD
  • Axles: 4
  • Lighted: LED Lighting
  • Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
  • Is Assembly Required: No


Made In: China

Product Condition: New

Product Type: Model Train > Locomotive > Diesel Locomotive > EMD (Electro-Motive Division) > GP39-2
Scale: HO
Reporting Marks: MKT 371
Katy (Missouri Kansas Texas)
Katy (Missouri Kansas Texas)

Found In Catalog: March 2019
Assembly: fully assembled
Age Group: adult