• EF15a F7 #9772 eastbound at 17th Street near ALTO tower, Altoona, Pa. Courtesy of http://www.billspennsyphotos.com.
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First Look: Athearn Genesis PRR GP7

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On their FaceBook page, Athearn has posted several photos of their forthcoming EMD GP7. The initial release in PRR correctly represent four units without dynamic brakes or trainphone.



Comments have been posted around the net about the paint being too "green". Athearn writes: “The PRR DGLE color is the same as on the Fs. It just looks brighter in the full sun we photographed the models under. Plus, in Photoshop, we lightened it a bit to show details better.”




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Jerry Britton grew up in the shadow of the Reading Railroad, but somehow attached himself to the Pennsy at an early age. Jerry is the publisher of the Keystone Crossings family of internet and social media sites, as well as the AlphabetRoute.com site. Jerry models the Pennsy in HO scale, set in the 1950s around Lewistown, Pa. Jerry is the chief information security officer for the Pennsylvania State Police.

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