New Equipment Delivered - 8-3-2016
Today I took delivery of my first new Illinois Central "Death Star" painted locomotive: Athearn Genesis SD70 IC 1021! Of course there are plenty of opportunities for me to script Illinois Central power in Vicksburg, MS on my proto-freelanced HO scale railroad. Those of us interested in modelling late IC power are in luck as many models are coming out. Athearn Genesis has just released four road numbers of IC SD70's and has four numbers of GP38-2's in the works. Athearn RTR will be releasing three number of IC SD40-2s as well. And...if/when the InterMountain GP10's come out, that will be another four road numbers available.
This will be a total of 15 unique Illinois Central locomotive models that will be available in the very near future! So there is no time to waste to start tackling this fleet...
The model of IC 1021 received today is factory equipped with a Tsunami Soundtraxx sound decoder.
One freight car was part of this order as well. I picked up Walthers Proto 54' 23,000 gallon funnel flow tank car UTLX 14850. This car is from the Walthers latest release.