Athearn Genesis GP40-2 and Intermountain LO's - 4-14-2016
I was so pleased with the model of SSW GP40-2 7265 that I decided one just wasn't enough! Athearn Genesis GP40-2 SSW 7257 arrived today. This is only the third EsPee 4-axle locomotive I have purchased for the Meridian Speedway fleet. I now have a decent 4-axle consist to race SP stack trains across the Speedway!
Also included in this equipment delivery were five InterMountain PS-4750 covered hopper cars from the latest release. They pose in the image below on what will become my Mississippi Central staging yard.
Not a bad looking consist:
For some reason a photograph I took of an NAHX covered hopper lettered for Cook Industries on the MidSouth in Vicksburg, MS over twenty years ago has stuck in my mind. The connection was made when I saw that InterMountain had released six cars decorated for Cook Industries. So....I got two of them: NAHX 478023 and NAHX 478612. I also picked up NW 177503 and NW 177564 in two different schemes as well as UP 87588 with the centered logo.
Below is the picture I took of Cook Industries NAHX 54178 on April 4, 1993 on MidSouth train MS-3 in Vicksburg, MS.