Posted 2 months ago
fortapache got me thinking where are my old Athearn locos so I dug up some and here they are, these are the old ones with metal wheel frames, I have had these for 40+ years. First one is a Union Pacific F7A pulling the flavour of the month 3 dome tank cars, next is a Sante Fe F45 and then a Southern Pacific DD35 (although Athearn initially sold these as a DD40 I think they had these on the go before the locos actually came out of EMDs shops and there was some confusion as to what it would look like). Last is a favourite of mine the PA1, they look great with a string of passenger cars behind them and I think at one stage I had a B and another A unit but I rationalised the collection many years ago. There was some mention on fortapache's post about running locos backwards and I read somewhere years ago this was common practice on the Southern railway and they had the nick name "Hammerheads".