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

HO Scale Athearn, Walters, Accurail, Bachmann Box cars and part Lot #19

HO Scale Athearn, Walters, Accurail, Bachmann Box cars and part Lot #19
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HO Scale Athearn, Walters, Accurail, Bachmann Box cars and part Lot #19
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HO ATHEARN UNBUILT SANTA FE Ry.(ATSF)86' 4 DOOR HI-CUBE AUTO PARTS BOXCAR KIT

<div>HO ATHEARN UNBUILT SANTA FE Ry.(ATSF)86' 4 DOOR HI-CUBE AUTO PARTS BOXCAR KIT</div>
Current price:
$12.50
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<div>HO ATHEARN UNBUILT SANTA FE Ry.(ATSF)86' 4 DOOR HI-CUBE AUTO PARTS BOXCAR KIT</div>
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ATHEARN HO KIT, PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD EXPRESS REEFER #2701

ATHEARN HO KIT, PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD EXPRESS REEFER #2701
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$5.95
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ATHEARN HO KIT, PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD EXPRESS REEFER #2701
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ATHEARN HO, UNION PACIFIC 40' SINGLE DOOR BOX CAR #184241

<div>ATHEARN HO, UNION PACIFIC 40' SINGLE DOOR BOX CAR #184241</div>
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$7.95
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<div>ATHEARN HO, UNION PACIFIC 40' SINGLE DOOR BOX CAR #184241</div>
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Athearn Genesis HO #G67609 ATSF Santa Fe EMD FP45 Road #100 DCC/Sound

Athearn Genesis HO #G67609 ATSF Santa Fe EMD FP45 Road #100 DCC/Sound
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$200.00
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Athearn Genesis HO #G67609 ATSF Santa Fe EMD FP45 Road #100 DCC/Sound
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Athearn 40ft. Freight Car Frames HO (2)

Athearn 40ft. Freight Car Frames HO (2)
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$2.50
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Athearn 40ft. Freight Car Frames HO (2)
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HO ATHEARN UNBUILT BURLINGTON ROUTE(CB&Q)86' 4 DOOR HI-CUBE CAR PART BOXCAR KIT

<div>HO ATHEARN UNBUILT BURLINGTON ROUTE(CB&Q)86' 4 DOOR HI-CUBE CAR PART BOXCAR KIT</div>
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$12.50
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<div>HO ATHEARN UNBUILT BURLINGTON ROUTE(CB&Q)86' 4 DOOR HI-CUBE CAR PART BOXCAR KIT</div>
Seller: eBay

#2 HO ATHEARN GP35 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE - DIECAST CHASSIS W/ HEADLIGHT

#2 HO ATHEARN GP35 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE - DIECAST CHASSIS W/ HEADLIGHT
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$8.95
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#2 HO ATHEARN GP35 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE - DIECAST CHASSIS W/ HEADLIGHT
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HO Athearn 5014 SANTA FE GRAND CANYON 40' Boxcar ATSF 145572 IOB

<div>HO Athearn 5014 SANTA FE GRAND CANYON 40' Boxcar ATSF 145572 IOB</div>
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$4.99
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<div>HO Athearn 5014 SANTA FE GRAND CANYON 40' Boxcar ATSF 145572 IOB</div>
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ATHEARN 50' BOX CAR NORTH WESTERN HO SCALE EXCELLENT

<div>ATHEARN 50' BOX CAR NORTH WESTERN HO SCALE EXCELLENT</div>
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$3.91
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<div>ATHEARN 50' BOX CAR NORTH WESTERN HO SCALE EXCELLENT</div>
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ATHEARN 50' FLAT CAR SOUTHERN HO SCALE EXCELLENT

<div>ATHEARN 50' FLAT CAR SOUTHERN HO SCALE EXCELLENT</div>
Current price:
$3.72
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<div>ATHEARN 50' FLAT CAR SOUTHERN HO SCALE EXCELLENT</div>
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Ho Athearn 50ft DD boxcar SCL./weathered

Ho Athearn 50ft DD boxcar SCL./weathered
Current price:
$7.00
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ATHEARN HO, BALTIMORE & OHIO 50' SINGLE DOOR BOX CAR w/ROOF WALK #282108

<div>ATHEARN HO, BALTIMORE & OHIO 50' SINGLE DOOR BOX CAR w/ROOF WALK #282108</div>
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<div>ATHEARN HO, BALTIMORE & OHIO 50' SINGLE DOOR BOX CAR w/ROOF WALK #282108</div>
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ATHEARN HO #5033, M-K-T 50' AUTOMOBILE DOUBLE DOOR BOX CAR #46132, OB

<div>ATHEARN HO #5033, M-K-T 50' AUTOMOBILE DOUBLE DOOR BOX CAR #46132, OB</div>
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$8.95
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<div>ATHEARN HO #5033, M-K-T 50' AUTOMOBILE DOUBLE DOOR BOX CAR #46132, OB</div>
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Athearn HO Vintage BB 50' Gondola, Burlington Upgraded, Exc #2

<div>Athearn HO Vintage BB 50' Gondola, Burlington Upgraded, Exc #2</div>
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<div>Athearn HO Vintage BB 50' Gondola, Burlington Upgraded, Exc #2</div>
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Athearn HO BB 40' Billboard Reefer, Custom Lettered Liebmann, Upgraded, Exc.

<div>Athearn HO BB 40' Billboard Reefer, Custom Lettered Liebmann, Upgraded, Exc.</div>
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$16.00
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<div>Athearn HO BB 40' Billboard Reefer, Custom Lettered Liebmann, Upgraded, Exc.</div>
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Athearn 1015 Bev Bel Corp 40' SCL Box Car Vintage HO Model Kit w/ Box

<div>Athearn 1015 Bev Bel Corp 40' SCL Box Car Vintage HO Model Kit w/ Box</div>
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$19.99
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<div>Athearn 1015 Bev Bel Corp 40' SCL Box Car Vintage HO Model Kit w/ Box</div>
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#3 HO ATHEARN S-12 DIESEL SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE - DIECAST CHASSIS W/ HEADLIGHT

#3 HO ATHEARN S-12 DIESEL SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE - DIECAST CHASSIS W/ HEADLIGHT
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$8.95
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#3 HO ATHEARN S-12 DIESEL SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE - DIECAST CHASSIS W/ HEADLIGHT
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Athearn Bev Bel Corp 422 Sea Board 50' Double Door Box Car HO Model Kit w/ Box

<div>Athearn Bev Bel Corp 422 Sea Board 50' Double Door Box Car HO Model Kit w/ Box</div>
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$19.99
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<div>Athearn Bev Bel Corp 422 Sea Board 50' Double Door Box Car HO Model Kit w/ Box</div>
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HO Scale "Baltimore & Ohio" B&O 837000 3-Bay Covered Hopper Freight Train

Current price:
$14.95
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Seller: eBay