Models From Then and Now - NS 7140 Joins the Fleet
Today I went to my parent's house to help them with some furniture they were moving. Onn a bookshelf was an old AHM 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific steam locomotive decorated in a light-green Southern Railway Crescent Limited paint scheme. This locomotive was given to me over thirty years ago for Christmas (not sure which year) and has survived Hurricane Katrina. My parents suggested it was time for me to take it home. This model was manufactured for AHM (Associated Hobby Manufacturers, Inc.) in Italy by Rivarossi. There may just be a spot for this steam locomotive on my new display case!
My parents also decided to release another locomotive to the Meridian Speedway stable. There were a few of them "stocked up" in queue for future gifts. I had a choice and decided it was time to add the Fox Valley Models NS GP60 7140. This is the one decorated for Operation Lifesaver. Lok-Sound equipped, this locomotive will look and sound awesome hustling trains across the Speedway!
Thanks Mom and Dad!