MAY 2021: Amtrak passes a major milestone in May with its 50th anniversary. Look for several Amtrak model release announcements in this issue, including not one, but two looks at Bachmann’s new HO-scale Siemens Charger SC-44 diesel locomotive. We also review Rapido’s new Horizon coaches, as well as the new Athearn Genesis Amtrak ES44AC. All this and more in the May issue of Model Railroad News!

Procor 20,000-gallon tank car coming to N scale from Rapido Trains

Procor 20,000-gallon tank car coming to N scale from Rapido Trains

Rapido Trains announces another all-new freight car model… Procor’s 20,000-gallon tank car for N scale release.


New Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive releases include Beyer-Garratt, Plymouth, and Vulcan volumes

New Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive releases include Beyer-Garratt, Plymouth, and Vulcan volumes

Three more additions to the Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive series from Ron’s Books and Silverlake Images.


Fact or Fiction: Conrail F-units

Fact or Fiction: Conrail F-units

They were easy to find in HO, but did Conrail own and operate fully painted and decorated F-units?


AHM’s “Center Flow Hopper”

AHM’s “Center Flow Hopper”

This AHM freight car was a popular subject for modelers for many years. In March 2021’s Model Railroad News, this model is included in “From the Archive.”


A New “Horizon” in HO scale Rapido Trains’ Amtrak Horizon passenger cars

A New “Horizon” in HO scale Rapido Trains’ Amtrak Horizon passenger cars

Rapido Trains delivers its all-new Horizon passenger car models in HO scale.


The Pacific Northwest’s Own Charger: Bachmann’s HO-scale Amtrak Cascades SC-44

The Pacific Northwest’s Own Charger: Bachmann’s HO-scale Amtrak Cascades SC-44

Bachmann’s effort on this licensed Siemens reproduction of the company’s Charger SC-44 looks good, runs great, and features exciting lighting and audio features.


Athearn Roundhouse ACF CenterFlow

Athearn Roundhouse ACF CenterFlow

A recent run of 5250 CenterFlow hoppers from Athearn Roundhouse is available and more are coming.


Delaware & Hudson’s U30Cs

Delaware & Hudson’s U30Cs

Delaware & Hudson purchased two rounds of U30C diesel locomotives from General Electric with variations across the collection.


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