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 HO Scale F-unit Frame w/ Headlight

Athearn HO Scale F-unit Frame w/ Headlight
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Athearn HO Scale F-unit Frame

Athearn HO Scale F-unit Frame
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HO Set of 2 stock cars by Athearn MKT-

HO Set of 2 stock cars by Athearn MKT-
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Athearn HO GE-B Units U28B, U30B Dummy Truck Assem. 34023 NEW ITEM

Athearn HO GE-B Units U28B, U30B Dummy Truck Assem. 34023 NEW ITEM
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Athearn HO GE-B Units U28B, U30B Dummy Truck Assem. 34023 NEW ITEM
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A-Line Proto Power HO Gunderson 48' Husky-Stack Container/Well "Single" 27200

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Athearn HO AMD 103 Diesel Handrail Stanchions 36501 NEW->FAST SHIP!

<div>Athearn HO AMD 103 Diesel Handrail Stanchions 36501 NEW->FAST SHIP!</div>
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Athearn 5551 HO Ga Articulated Piggyback Impack End Cars A & B, Burlington North

<div>Athearn 5551 HO Ga Articulated Piggyback Impack End Cars A & B, Burlington North</div>
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$13.51
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<div>Athearn 5551 HO Ga Articulated Piggyback Impack End Cars A & B, Burlington North</div>
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Athearn #5166 HO Gauge 40' Trailer Kit 2 Denver Chicago Trailers # DCZ 20090,

<div>Athearn #5166 HO Gauge 40' Trailer Kit 2 Denver Chicago Trailers # DCZ 20090,</div>
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<div>Athearn #5166 HO Gauge 40' Trailer Kit 2 Denver Chicago Trailers # DCZ 20090,</div>
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Athearn HO 100-Ton Roller Bearing Truck, .088" Tread (2Pr), ATHG4599

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CSX ES44DC GEVO Locomotive #5200 w/ Sound & DCC HO - Athearn Genesis #ATHG83115

<div>CSX ES44DC GEVO Locomotive #5200 w/ Sound & DCC HO - Athearn Genesis #ATHG83115</div>
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<div>CSX ES44DC GEVO Locomotive #5200 w/ Sound & DCC HO - Athearn Genesis #ATHG83115</div>
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Athearn "HO" Scale "B & O #8955" 50' Flat Car (Built) #01392

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Amtrak West F59PHI Locomotive #464 DCC Ready HO - Athearn #ATH94876

Amtrak West F59PHI Locomotive #464 DCC Ready HO - Athearn #ATH94876
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Amtrak West F59PHI Locomotive #464 DCC Ready HO - Athearn #ATH94876
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HO Gauge--MDC & Bev-Bel Athearn 40' Boxcars-Missouri & Western Pacific-Weathered

<div>HO Gauge--MDC & Bev-Bel Athearn 40' Boxcars-Missouri & Western Pacific-Weathered</div>
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<div>HO Gauge--MDC & Bev-Bel Athearn 40' Boxcars-Missouri & Western Pacific-Weathered</div>
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Athearn HO scale dummy locomotive UP 3571

Athearn HO scale dummy locomotive UP 3571
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Athearn HO scale dummy locomotive UP 3571
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Athearn "HO" Scale "L & N #24239" 40' Flat Car (Built) #1359

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ATHEARN C&NW F7A SUPER POWERED. HO SCALE.

<div>ATHEARN C&NW F7A SUPER POWERED. HO SCALE.</div>
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ATHEARN UNION PACIFIC F7A SUPER POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE. #1467 HO SCALE.

ATHEARN UNION PACIFIC F7A SUPER POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE. #1467 HO SCALE.
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ATHEARN UNION PACIFIC F7A SUPER POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE. #1467 HO SCALE.
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ATHEARN AMTRAK P40 AMD 103 POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE HO SCALE.

ATHEARN AMTRAK P40 AMD 103 POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE HO SCALE.
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ATHEARN AMTRAK P40 AMD 103 POWERED DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE HO SCALE.
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ATHEARN CHICAGO NORTH WESTERN C44-9W DUMMY UNIT #8627. HO SCALE.

ATHEARN CHICAGO NORTH WESTERN  C44-9W DUMMY UNIT #8627. HO SCALE.
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ATHEARN CHICAGO NORTH WESTERN  C44-9W DUMMY UNIT #8627. HO SCALE.
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Virnex decals HO Narrow Pilot end stripes for Athearn GP-35 H103

Virnex decals HO Narrow Pilot end stripes for Athearn GP-35  H103
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Virnex decals HO Narrow Pilot end stripes for Athearn GP-35  H103
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