New Equipment Received - Athearn Cotton Belt SD45T-2 9383
Meridian Speedway management acted on low-inventory numbers of the recently-released Athearn Ready-to-Run Cotton Belt SD45T-2 locomotives an placed a purchase order for one unit. This locomotive, numbered SSW 9383, arrived today!
As expected, this locomotive is a wonderful model with enough road-specific details to make it "feel" like and EsPee engine. This is actually the first SP/SSW locomotive I have purchased. Several more will need to be added to the fleet as several consists will be required to operate the SP/NS bridge traffic scheduled to operate across the Meridian Speedway on a daily basis.
One other piece of equipment was included with this equipment order. Very reasonably priced Conrail ACF 60' single door auto parts box car CR 278559. This is one of the latest release of 60' auto parts box cars by Atlas. A number of these cars from earlier releases are already rostered in the Meridian Speedway fleet.