Learn the in-depth history of the actual real-world prototype trains that inspired your favorite scale models.
March 16, 2021
Delaware & Hudson purchased two rounds of U30C diesel locomotives from General Electric with variations across the collection.
January 31, 2021
One of Amtrak’s lesser known and remembered Texas trains was “The Inter-American” operated in the mid-1970s to early 1980s.
January 29, 2021
Athearn will have a new production of Ready To Roll HO-scale SD40T-2 Tunnel Motors in early 2022.
January 15, 2021
An early 2021 delivery from Athearn brings a run of SD80MAC diesel locomotives in several road names.
January 5, 2021
Among Southern Pacific’s last locomotive purchases was a group of 101 General Electric C44-9Ws.
December 25, 2020
After several early efforts EMD’s E-unit series came into wide-spread use with models like the E8 in the 1950s.
December 7, 2020
Among Athearn November 2020 announcements are all three GP7s owned by Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo. This small Canadian railroad makes for an interesting road to model.
November 9, 2020
The SD70ACU is a rebuilt six-axle diesel locomotive that utilizes SD90MAC cores.
October 5, 2020
Rio Grande’s 5771 may be the photographed F-unit of all time.
September 24, 2020
Illinois Terminal added four EMD GP38-2s to its roster in the late 1970s and Athearn included them in a Genesis-series production of HO-scale models.