New Freight Cars Delivered Today
Athearn Genesis has released an Illinois Central version in the latest run of their 50' PC&F exterior post box car. This run is a unique Missouri Pacific patch-out. It is interesting that Athearn Genesis choose to model three consecutive numbers: IC 151659, IC 151660, and IC 151661.
I chose to add the model of IC 151659 to the Meridian Speedway fleet.
The image below of IC 151644 is also taken by Alan Gaines and is linked to his posting. This is an example of this car type repainted into the IC grey scheme. Perhaps this will be a future Athearn Genesis release...
Going over it with a magnifying glass, I was a little disappointed to see that "Plaquemine Division" does not appear anywhere on the car. Either way, modeling this part of the country one cannot have too many plastics hoppers!