Athearn HO Trains

Irv Athearn began modifying and experimenting with model trains in 1938. He began modifying an elaborate O scale layout  and several years later, Irv valued his O collection at $10,000. He placed an advertisement selling it in Model Railroader. Response to the ad was overwhelming , giving Irv the idea that selling model railroads would be a good way to make a living.

He opened a store in Hawthorne, California in 1948 and began making HO model train kits that same year. In 1956 Athearn released the EMD F7 diesel utilizing the revolutionary “Hi-F” drive, and, in 1973, he introduced the F45 and FP45, among the first model locomotives to include flywheels on the motor shaft.

After the death of Irv Athearn in 1991, the company was passed on to new owners in 1994. The new management continued Athearn’s tradition of manufacturing new and innovative models. Such innovations included the premium Genesis line, obtaining a licensing agreement with John Deere, acquiring  Rail Power Products, Inc., the manufacturing of N scale products, and the development of the Ready To Roll line.

In 2004 the comapny was purchased by Horizon Hobby, Inc. and was moved it into a new state-of-the-art new facility in Carson, California.  Today Athearn HO trains continues to be a major force in the model train industry.

 

Product listing

Athearn 90606 HO Coupler Cover Plastic (12)

Athearn 90606 HO Coupler Cover Plastic (12)
Current price:
$13.74
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Athearn 90606 HO Coupler Cover Plastic (12)
Seller: eBay

Athearn Horizon Ltd. Run HO BB 50' Plug Door Horizon, Upgraded, Exc

<div>Athearn Horizon Ltd. Run HO BB  50' Plug Door Horizon, Upgraded, Exc</div>
Current price:
$16.00
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<div>Athearn Horizon Ltd. Run HO BB  50' Plug Door Horizon, Upgraded, Exc</div>
Seller: eBay

Athearn Vintage HO Early Production BB Quad Hopper, B&M, K-Ds, Metal Wheels, Ex

<div>Athearn Vintage  HO Early Production BB Quad Hopper, B&M, K-Ds, Metal Wheels, Ex</div>
Current price:
$11.00
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<div>Athearn Vintage  HO Early Production BB Quad Hopper, B&M, K-Ds, Metal Wheels, Ex</div>
Seller: eBay

HO SCALE: AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS 320: WOOD DECK FOR ATHEARN 40' FLATCAR

<div>HO SCALE:  AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS 320:  WOOD DECK FOR ATHEARN 40' FLATCAR</div>
Current price:
$5.95
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<div>HO SCALE:  AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS 320:  WOOD DECK FOR ATHEARN 40' FLATCAR</div>
Seller: eBay

HO SCALE: AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS 321: WOOD DECK FOR ATHEARN 50' FLATCAR

<div>HO SCALE:  AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS 321:  WOOD DECK FOR ATHEARN 50' FLATCAR</div>
Current price:
$6.95
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<div>HO SCALE:  AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS 321:  WOOD DECK FOR ATHEARN 50' FLATCAR</div>
Seller: eBay

Penn Central 50' plug door box car HO

<div>Penn Central 50' plug door box car  HO</div>
Current price:
$7.00
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<div>Penn Central 50' plug door box car  HO</div>
Seller: eBay

Santa Fe 50' plug door Box Car HO

<div>Santa Fe 50' plug door Box Car  HO</div>
Current price:
$7.00
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<div>Santa Fe 50' plug door Box Car  HO</div>
Seller: eBay

Burlington 50' gondola HO

<div>Burlington 50' gondola HO</div>
Current price:
$7.00
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<div>Burlington 50' gondola HO</div>
Seller: eBay

Athearn # 72520 40' Piggyback Trailer, CHESAPEAKE & OHIO #202086 RTR HO MIB

<div>Athearn # 72520  40' Piggyback Trailer, CHESAPEAKE & OHIO  #202086 RTR HO MIB</div>
Current price:
$25.98
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<div>Athearn # 72520  40' Piggyback Trailer, CHESAPEAKE & OHIO  #202086 RTR HO MIB</div>
Seller: eBay

Athearn # 89065 PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper Chesapeake & Ohio/Progress #2148 HO MIB

<div>Athearn # 89065 PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper Chesapeake & Ohio/Progress #2148 HO MIB</div>
Current price:
$26.98
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<div>Athearn # 89065 PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper Chesapeake & Ohio/Progress #2148 HO MIB</div>
Seller: eBay

Athearn # 89064 PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper Chesapeake & Ohio/Progress#2125 HO MIB

<div>Athearn # 89064 PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper Chesapeake & Ohio/Progress#2125 HO  MIB</div>
Current price:
$26.98
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<div>Athearn # 89064 PS-2 2893 Covered Hopper Chesapeake & Ohio/Progress#2125 HO  MIB</div>
Seller: eBay

Athearn HO BB 40' Boxcar, Katy (MKT) Upgraded EXC

<div>Athearn HO BB  40'  Boxcar, Katy (MKT) Upgraded EXC</div>
Current price:
$11.00
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<div>Athearn HO BB  40'  Boxcar, Katy (MKT) Upgraded EXC</div>
Seller: eBay

HO Athearn 40' Steel Single Door Boxcar (pre 1950) AC&Y Road #1150

<div>HO Athearn 40' Steel Single Door Boxcar (pre 1950) AC&Y Road #1150</div>
Current price:
$7.50
Type:
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<div>HO Athearn 40' Steel Single Door Boxcar (pre 1950) AC&Y Road #1150</div>
Seller: eBay

Virnex decals HO Sill Stripes for Athearn SW-1500 J83

Virnex  decals HO Sill Stripes for Athearn SW-1500  J83
Current price:
$7.50
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Virnex  decals HO Sill Stripes for Athearn SW-1500  J83
Seller: eBay

ATHEARN #1793 SL DINER KIT CB&Q #2517. HO Train Car

<div>ATHEARN #1793 SL DINER KIT CB&Q #2517. HO Train Car</div>
Current price:
$6.50
Type:
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<div>ATHEARN #1793 SL DINER KIT CB&Q #2517. HO Train Car</div>
Seller: eBay

HO Athearn 1572 40FT Phillips S/D Tank HO Scale, Car 9213, Orig Pkg! Vintage!

HO Athearn 1572 40FT Phillips S/D Tank HO Scale, Car 9213, Orig Pkg! Vintage!
Current price:
$14.72
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HO Athearn 1572 40FT Phillips S/D Tank HO Scale, Car 9213, Orig Pkg! Vintage!
Seller: eBay

Athearn 1631 Undecorated 50' O/B Reefer Ho Scale Kit

<div>Athearn 1631 Undecorated 50' O/B Reefer Ho Scale Kit</div>
Current price:
$9.99
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<div>Athearn 1631 Undecorated 50' O/B Reefer Ho Scale Kit</div>
Seller: eBay

Athearn Ho Scale 40' wd Reefer Burlington

<div>Athearn Ho Scale 40' wd Reefer Burlington</div>
Current price:
$12.99
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<div>Athearn Ho Scale 40' wd Reefer Burlington</div>
Seller: eBay

Athearn HO Scale RTR 40' Double Door Box Car SF #6522 ATH14726

<div>Athearn HO Scale RTR 40' Double Door Box Car SF #6522 ATH14726</div>
Current price:
$25.20
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<div>Athearn HO Scale RTR 40' Double Door Box Car SF #6522 ATH14726</div>
Seller: eBay

Athearn HO Scale RTR 40' Double Door Box Car SF #6541 ATH14727

<div>Athearn HO Scale RTR 40' Double Door Box Car SF #6541 ATH14727</div>
Current price:
$25.20
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<div>Athearn HO Scale RTR 40' Double Door Box Car SF #6541 ATH14727</div>
Seller: eBay