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Athearn HO scale Johnstown America BethGon coal gondola

By | May 9, 2022

HO scale models with re-tooled bodies scheduled for release in June 2023

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illustration of a coal gondola

Johnstown America BethGon coal gondola

illustration of a coal gondola
Johnstown America BethGon coal gondola from Athearn HO scale. 

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Five-pack, $234.99

Era: 1990s to 2000s (varies depending on paint scheme)

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Features:

  • Injection-molded plastic body
  • Separate, factory-installed brake wheel, wire grab irons, and etched-metal crossover platforms
  • 36” machined metal RP-25 contour wheels
  • Body-mounted McHenry scale couplers
  • Available June 2023

Road Names: Burlington Northern (silver, green, and white), BNSF Ry. (silver, black, and white), Conrail (brown and white), CSX (aluminum and yellow), Union Pacific (aluminum and yellow), and data only (aluminum and yellow, one five-pack). Three five-packs per scheme unless noted.

Company Information: Athearn Trains offers model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The company is part of Horizon Hobby and is based in Champaign, Ill.

Reproduced from Athearn news release May 2022 

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