OCTOBER 2019: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio’s mid-1960s motive power expansion included two orders of EMD SD40s, known as “Big Reds” on the railroad. Enjoy a comparison review of the latest Athearn Ready-To-Roll GM&O SD40 release with a previous one from 2008. How has this model changed in the last decade and how does the current release compare to the prototype? Find out in the October issue of Model Railroad News!

Model Railroad News Contents

October 2019

HO-Scale Reviews

  • Athearn Genesis F-units
  • Athearn Ready To Roll SD40
  • Atlas 40-foot Postwar Boxcar
  • Walthers Mainline F7s
  • Atlas Master RS-11
  • Bachmann Test Weight Car

Electronics Review

  • ESU CabControl System

Book Review

  • Railroad Press A Railroad Life 1: On the Road with Mike Bednar

From the Archive

  • Historical GM&O Models

Prototype Profile

  • GM&O’s Mixed Identity

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