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jagged ben

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Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« on: May 01, 2017, 12:08:21 AM »
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I didn't see anyone post these yet...

http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042817/10_N-scale_53ft_TOFC_Flat_042817.pdf
http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/042817/11_N-scale_28ft_Trailer_042817.pdf

I believe most of these are re-runs although it's been quite a while for some of them.  The Estes and XPO 28' trailers are definitely new and look good for super modern guys, (although I can't say I've actually seen those companies' logos on 28' trailers).   
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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 12:31:20 AM »
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The Estes and XPO 28' trailers are definitely new and look good for super modern guys, (although I can't say I've actually seen those companies' logos on 28' trailers).

Thanks @jagged ben - yes, it will be interesting to see if we can find some proto photos of those couple. The Estes does make me long for a 53' version of their scheme.

More Roadway and Yellow is always good  8)
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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 06:15:01 AM »
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The XPO's are showing up a lot recently, but they aren't brand new trailers.  They are the old Conway trailer with a huge XPO sticker/decal over the old lettering

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 07:52:39 AM »
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The XPO's are showing up a lot recently, but they aren't brand new trailers.  They are the old Conway trailer with a huge XPO sticker/decal over the old lettering

Cool, that will be neat to see - I love a good patch job.

XPO Logistics are an interesting company - they've seemingly come from nowhere to become a Top 10 global logistics company.

They acquired Pacer International (Pacer Stacktrain) in 2014 and Con-Way in 2015, later selling off the LTL business in 2016.

http://www.xpologistics.com/

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 08:38:24 AM »
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I believe most of these are re-runs although it's been quite a while for some of them.  The Estes and XPO 28' trailers are definitely new and look good for super modern guys, (although I can't say I've actually seen those companies' logos on 28' trailers).

I see Estes 28's(and 53's too) all the time in and around town and on the interstates herein Central Ohio.  It's also common to see one GI Trucking pup and an Estes pup in a set of doubles.  Microscale makes the GI Trucking trailer decals and Athearn kindly provides the undecorated trailers.   Estes purchased GI from ABF around 2005 if memory serves me correctly.  Just too modern for me.  I'll pick up some of the undecs, or owner-operator as Athearn calls them, w/o the stripes.  I need to try my hand at making some Carolina Freight decals.   

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 09:01:25 AM »
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The XPO's are showing up a lot recently, but they aren't brand new trailers.  They are the old Conway trailer with a huge XPO sticker/decal over the old lettering

I should have thought of that.  Do these ride trains now?  I don't recall ever seeing a Conway trailer on a train but I know XPO has 53' container rail service now.

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 09:04:34 AM »
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Btw, XPO is still in the LTL business at least somewhat, cause I had a rep in my office recently telling me so.

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 10:12:26 AM »
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One could mix the YRC, Yellow, and Roadway trailers too... nice offering of multiple eras on the 28' trailers!

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 11:03:13 AM »
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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 12:30:17 PM »
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Agreed, this is very nice.  It also reminds me that one of the cars on my top-5 wish list is a 3-unit TTRX spine car set: the one that can take two pups per platform.   :P

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 02:10:05 PM »
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Has anyone seen a pre-order from any online vendors yet?

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2017, 02:56:03 PM »
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Feather River has them up.  Looks like Chuck finally got his website back to taking online orders, too. 

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Re: Athearn Intermodal announcements April 2017
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2017, 02:10:02 AM »
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Chuck is taking orders.  I've placed two, and received email confirmations for both within minutes.  I've also received his invoice for the first, noting that it's "in my box", waiting for the box to fill.  The second was placed early Saturday morning, so he probably hasn't seen it yet.

The old site wasn't too dependable on sending confirmations.  This one seems to be much better.

You will have to reregister, as all of the registration data was lost with the old site.  Any reservations, and credit card info if you let him keep it on file, is safe.  But you won't be able to check past orders on line, as that file was lost.
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