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 - 2003 HO R-T-R "WHISTLE" FORD C TRACTOR w/BEVERAGE TRAILER

Current price:
$34.00
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ATHEARN - 2007 HO R-T-R "NEW HAVEN" 50' FLAT #17271 WITH 40' TRAILER

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$35.00
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Athearn City of Prineville (COP) 50Ft. Double-Door Boxcar HO Scale

Athearn City of Prineville (COP) 50Ft. Double-Door Boxcar  HO Scale
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Athearn City of Prineville (COP) 50Ft. Double-Door Boxcar  HO Scale
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Athearn HO F7B Freight Diesel Santa Fe Powered 223A

Athearn HO F7B Freight Diesel Santa Fe Powered 223A
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$30.00
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Athearn HO F7B Freight Diesel Santa Fe Powered 223A
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NEW ATHEARN HO PTLX PS 4740 COVERED HOPPER - 14549

NEW ATHEARN HO PTLX PS 4740 COVERED HOPPER  - 14549
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NEW ATHEARN HO PTLX PS 4740 COVERED HOPPER  - 14549
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Highliners/Athearn HO F3B Passenger Diesel Santa Fe (Dummy) 16A

Highliners/Athearn HO F3B Passenger Diesel Santa Fe (Dummy) 16A
Current price:
$30.00
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Highliners/Athearn HO F3B Passenger Diesel Santa Fe (Dummy) 16A
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Athearn HO F7B Freight Diesel Santa Fe (Dummy) 215

Athearn HO F7B Freight Diesel Santa Fe (Dummy) 215
Current price:
$30.00
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Athearn HO F7B Freight Diesel Santa Fe (Dummy) 215
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HO Lot of 2 LNIB BNSF Cars: Athearn 44' FMC Cvd Hopper; Concor 52'6" Gondola

Current price:
$11.98
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Athearn HO Caboose Santa Fe #1955 (1953 Rebuild) Custom Detailing w/Kadees

Athearn HO Caboose Santa Fe #1955 (1953 Rebuild) Custom Detailing w/Kadees
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$12.00
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Athearn HO Caboose Santa Fe #1955 (1953 Rebuild) Custom Detailing w/Kadees
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NEW ATHEARN HO TLCX BUNGE CORP. PS 4740 COVERED HOPPER - 30573

NEW ATHEARN HO TLCX BUNGE CORP. PS 4740 COVERED HOPPER  - 30573
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NEW ATHEARN HO TLCX BUNGE CORP. PS 4740 COVERED HOPPER  - 30573
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Athearn HO Santa Fe #330 Locomotive ATSF 999023 Metal Caboose REDUCED PRICE !!!

Athearn HO Santa Fe #330 Locomotive ATSF 999023 Metal Caboose REDUCED PRICE !!!
Current price:
$29.95
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Athearn HO Santa Fe #330 Locomotive ATSF 999023 Metal Caboose REDUCED PRICE !!!
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Vintage Athearn HO Train Car

Vintage Athearn HO Train Car
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$14.50
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Vintage Athearn HO Train Car
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HO NIB Athearn Genesis Procor UTC 33K LPG Tank Car "Early" Rd # 31182

Current price:
$29.54
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HO Scale Athearn 1623 Burlington Northern 50' Single Door Boxcar 79522

<div>HO Scale Athearn 1623 Burlington Northern 50' Single Door Boxcar 79522</div>
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<div>HO Scale Athearn 1623 Burlington Northern 50' Single Door Boxcar 79522</div>
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HO Scale Athearn 1806 Northern Pacific Railway Post Office Passenger Car 3406

HO Scale Athearn 1806 Northern Pacific Railway Post Office Passenger Car 3406
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HO Scale Athearn 1806 Northern Pacific Railway Post Office Passenger Car 3406
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HO Scale Athearn 5060 Southern Pacific 40' Single Door Boxcar 12778

<div>HO Scale Athearn 5060 Southern Pacific 40' Single Door Boxcar 12778</div>
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<div>HO Scale Athearn 5060 Southern Pacific 40' Single Door Boxcar 12778</div>
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HO Scale Athearn Great Northern 40' Single Door Boxcar 27024

<div>HO Scale Athearn Great Northern 40' Single Door Boxcar 27024</div>
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<div>HO Scale Athearn Great Northern 40' Single Door Boxcar 27024</div>
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HO Scale Bev-Bel 427-1 Rio Grande 50' Double Door Boxcar 61754

<div>HO Scale Bev-Bel 427-1 Rio Grande 50' Double Door Boxcar 61754</div>
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<div>HO Scale Bev-Bel 427-1 Rio Grande 50' Double Door Boxcar 61754</div>
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Athearn HO Scale 5030 SP Pacific Fruit Express 40' Single Door Reefer 45702

<div>Athearn HO Scale 5030 SP Pacific Fruit Express 40' Single Door Reefer 45702</div>
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<div>Athearn HO Scale 5030 SP Pacific Fruit Express 40' Single Door Reefer 45702</div>
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HO Scale Athearn 1290 New Haven Bay Window Caboose Kit 520

HO Scale Athearn 1290 New Haven Bay Window Caboose Kit 520
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HO Scale Athearn 1290 New Haven Bay Window Caboose Kit 520
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