2018 Train Set Giveaway

Athearn Iron Horse Train Set

A $200 retail value

Qualify for a chance at the giveway by purchasing your tickets online or visiting the Piedmont Division, NMRA booth at the train show.

Athearn Iron Horse Train Set


Locomotive Features

  • See-through cab windows
  • Factory installed Celcon handrails
  • 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for trouble free operation
  • DCC Ready 8 and 9 pin plugs
  • Illuminated front and rear headlights
  • Nickel plated, blackened machined wheels
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all brands of track
  • Replacement parts available including motor brushes

Freight Car Features

  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • 50' Boxcar includes operational sliding door
  • 50' Gondola includes removable container load
  • Machined RP25 profile 33" solid nickel silver metal wheels

Train Set Features

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Highly detailed, injection molded body
  • McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Athearn TrainPak power supply
  • Three freight cars with a matching caboose
  • EMD GP38-2 or GP50 locomotive
  • 36" x 45" oval of Bachmann E-Z Track with gray roadbed

Prototype and Background Info

The EMD GP series locomotives became some of the most successful designs of the age. Produced from 1970s to mid 1980s the GP38-2 and GP50 were quickly found in many different tasks of the railroad. From switching to pulling high priority freight trains across country, these versatile locomotives brought the goods to North America. Many of these locomotives are now being rebuilt with ecologically sound emission control for higher population centers. A new era emerges as technology meets proven reliability for these EMD products.

Athearn brings these representative locomotives alongside regular freight trains that were commonplace. Sharing the new golden age of railroading!






Minimum Age Recommendation:

14 years

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