AUGUST 2018: This Conrail model is one of two Athearn SD60s featured in the August edition of Model Railroad News. Ryan Crawford examines this blue Conrail release, as well as a Norfolk Southern offering. See the models and read about their performance and how each compares to the prototype. All this and more in the August issue of Model Railroad News!
An elevated coal trestle is a common “action accessory” on many toy train layouts, but there are prototypes for those “toys” that did an important job of helping to supply coal for many communities and industries.
A classic example of 20th century North American rolling stock was the ice-cooled refrigerator car. Atlas O offers a 40-foot steel body version of this long-serving type of freight car, decorated for Illinois Central and many other road names.
A recent release from Bachmann Trains brings the company’s wide-nose General Electric (GE) Dash 8-40CW model back to the N-scale market.