got this in my inbox today from trains.com looks like some good stuf coming up soon. i could use some of those FP7's to paint up in C&EI colors! click on the link wayyy down at the bottom for road names and more details on some of the stuff. in addition, Athearn has announced and shown a preproduction sample of a SD45T-2. all us SP an SSW fans can now rejoice!!!!!! details on the SD45T-2 can be found at: http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,757325 hopefully there will be some official word from Athearn to really confirm it. ******************************************************** ______________________________________________________ Breaking News from Model Railroader magazine _______________________________________________________ >>The 15th annual National Train Show preliminary coverage<< The 15th annual National Train Show is being held July 9-11 in conjunction with The National Model Railroad Association's national convention in Seattle, Wash. Below are some of the new products that members of the Model Railroader staff havereported seeing at the show. Be sure to read next Thursday's Model Railroader e-mail newsletter when we'll have a complete show report. _______________________________________________________ Athearn Inc. _______________________________________________________ HO scale >> Ready-to-Roll Electro-Motive Division GP35 diesel locomotive _______________________________________________________ Atlas Model Railroad Co. _______________________________________________________ HO scale >> 36-foot wood refrigerator cars: new road names N scale >> Electro-Motive Division SD24: new paint schemes and road numbers >> Electro-Motive Division SD26 new road names >> 42-foot pulpwood flatcars: new paint schemes and road numbers >> Track cleaning cars: new paint schemes _______________________________________________________ Branchline Trains _______________________________________________________ HO scale >> Pullman 6-compartment, 3-drawing room sleeper >> Pullman 8-section, 1-drawing room, 2-compartment sleeper >> Pullman 10-section, 1-drawing room, 1-compartment sleeper >> Pullman 10-section, 1-drawing room, 2-compartment sleeper >> Pullman 12-section, 1-drawing room sleeper >> Pullman 14-section sleeper _______________________________________________________ InterMountain Railway Co. _______________________________________________________ HO scale >> Electro-Motive Division FP7A diesel locomotives >> Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe stock cars >> FMC 5,283-cubic-foot double-door boxcars >> Trinity 19,000-gallon tank cars >> Sound systems for EMD F3s, Electro-Motive Corp. FTs, and EMD FP7As. N scale >> Electro-Motive Division F3 A and B units and sound systems for EMD F units _______________________________________________________ Stewart Hobbies _______________________________________________________ HO scale >> Alco C-628 and C-630 diesel locomotives >> Baldwin SD-4-4-1000 yard switchers >> Baldwin S-12 yard switchers >> Electro-Motive Division F3As and F3 A-and-B unit sets >> Electro-Motive Division F7 A-and-B unit sets >> Electro-Motive Division F9As >> General Electric U25B diesel locomotives >> 55-ton fishbelly hopper six packs >> Pennsylvania RR class G39A ore cars _______________________________________________________ Trix Trains _______________________________________________________ HO scale >> Union Pacific class CA-3 caboose >> American Car & Foundry Type 105A tank cars >> New York Central class H6, Pennsylvania RR class L-2, and Union Pacific 2400 class 2-8-2 Mikados >> New York Central 40-foot boxcars >> New York Central 19000-series cabooses >> Pacific Fruit Express class R-40-14 refrigerator cars >> Steel mill torpedo-ladle cars >> Union Pacific class S-40-12 cattle cars _______________________________________________________ More details on ModelRailroader.com _______________________________________________________ For specific roadnames, prices, availability, and photos, please visit our premilinary train show report in the MR Express section of ModelRailroader.com. >>Click here for more details on these new items: http://list.trains.com/UM/T.asp?A18.104.22.168.15968 For more comprehensive coverage from the show, see next Thursday's ModelRailroader.com e-mail newsletter.