What's with Athearn's selection of road names for their excellent re-do of the HO SW1500 model? I was just looking at their recent release - IHB, IT, Union RR, CR.
The Frisco had 46 SW1500's, a very successful switcher. As far as I know, they are all still running. Athearn has recently had successes with new Frisco HO models - SD40-2, SD45, GP15-1, etc.
When will Athearn do a new Frisco SW1500? Even those of us that own one or more of the prior Athearn "BB" SW1500 ( which was a nice model!) would no doubt get at least one of the new ones, I would think.
Union RR? IHB? CR is OK I guess, and here in StL the IT will sell, but it has little national appeal.