SEPTEMBER 2021: Union Pacific Railroad is the theme for this issue! We review Athearn’s recent N-scale 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive in classic coal-fired version and restored 4014 oil-tender edition are featured. Kato’s Union Pacific Excursion set presents contemporary prototype N-scale passenger cars for your 4014. You’ll also see ScaleTrains.com’s recent Union Pacific water tender set in N scale to add to your UP special operations on your model railroad.  All this and more in the September issue of Model Railroad News!

Depots By John offers Milwaukee Road signage and streetcar shelter kit

Depots By John offers Milwaukee Road signage and streetcar shelter kit

Depots By John offers its interurban shelter kit in HO and N.


Preview of Athearn Genesis 2.0 HO Dash 9s

Preview of Athearn Genesis 2.0 HO Dash 9s

The first release for Athearn’s Genesis 2.0 HO-scale Dash 9s is due by the end of 2021.


From the Archive: Road-Specific HO-scale NYC GP20 in 1960

From the Archive: Road-Specific HO-scale NYC GP20 in 1960

How does a 1960 HO-scale GP20 pass the road-specific test?


From the Archive: In Pursuit of the Ultimate HO U25B

From the Archive: In Pursuit of the Ultimate HO U25B

Is the coming Rapido Trains’ HO-scale U25B going to be the ultimate reproduction of this General Electric landmark locomotive?


Pittsburgh Rail History: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Rail History: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh native Grier Kuehn takes a look at a new book about the P&LE and his hometown.


Early Amtrak Power

Early Amtrak Power

Walthers first FP7 release for its Proto line includes an early Amtrak prototype.


Now, That’s a Gondola! Arrowhead’s Amazing Railgon in HO

Now, That’s a Gondola! Arrowhead’s Amazing Railgon in HO

Lombard Hobbies has an exclusive D&RGW-patched Railgon release in HO scale from Arrowhead Models.


Prototype Profile: Illinois Terminal GP38-2

Prototype Profile: Illinois Terminal GP38-2

Illinois Terminal owned one of the smallest fleets of EMD’s popular GP38-2.


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