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CSX Engines (16 items)

Atlas 1528-1 CSX SD40 Diesel Locomotive #4610 w/TMCC

These SD40's from Atlas are some of the most intricately detailed diesel engines I own. They're just great. Made in 2010, added to my set in May of 2011.

Atlas 1528-2 CSX SD40 #4612 w/TMCC

The 2nd road number of these CSX SD40's that I ordered. Great engines! Made in 2011, added to my set in July 2011.

K-Line 2-11557 K-Line Collectors Club CSX SD70MAC Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0

When you see one of these, you buy it right then and there and worry about whether or not you can afford it later. This is the last diesel engine that K-Line ever offered, and it's got a really cool story. K-line offered this engine to its KCC members for $100 (conventional) and $150 (TMCC). Many members pre-ordered and paid for this item. Not long after, however, K-Line went out of business and its remains were bought up by Lionel. Although under no obligation to manufacture and deliver the engines to the people who had paid for them, Lionel decided to act on good will and completed the engines. It is my understanding the Lionel actually lost money making these engines, but I would think that the points they scored with customers was well worth it. This engine is amazingly detailed. And yes, those are real rubber hoses on the front of the unit. I couldn't find a TMCC equipped model, but I was able to snag this conventional model. I have since done an MTH Proto-Sound 2.0 conversion on this engine, so I can now run in on my digital layout.

MTH 20-20002-2 CSX 3GS21B Genset Switcher #1305 w/Proto-Sound 2.0

Just like #1304, but a different road number. Added to my set in July of 2011.

MTH 20-20002-2.jpg CSX 3GS21B Genset Switcher #1304 w/Proto-Sound 2.0

From my 2009 vol. 2 catalog order. Very nice engines. Released in 2011, added to my collection in July of 2011.

MTH 20-2573-1 CSX #8765 SD60M Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0

This purchase was originally for a BNSF SD40-2. However, when I got the SD40-2 home, it didn't work very well at slow speeds (very jerky). I took it back to the store and, to my surprise, found that a replacement had the same issue. That had me wondering if perhaps the SD40-2 model from MTH has some sort of defect in it, so I decided to choose another engine. This is a 2005 model that was adding to my fleet in December 2005.

MTH 20-2983-1 CSX ES44DC Diesel Engine #5210 w/Proto-Sound 2.0

From my 2009 Vol. 2 order, these are beautiful engines. It's been a while since I bought a CSX engine. I definately like the new paint scheme as opposed to the grey/blue/yellow scheme. Made in 2009, added to my collection in January of 2009.

MTH 20-2983-1 CSX ES44DC Diesel Engine #5219 w/Proto-Sound 2.0

Just like the ES44 above, but a different road number. Made in 2009, added to my collection in January of 2009.

MTH 30-2261-3 CSX #1116 SW-1500 Switcher Diesel Engine (Non-Powered)

This 2002 model is a little hard to find, so I was quick to snatch up the non-powered unit when I found it at a store in Ohio. I'm sure I'll add the powered unit eventually. I was inspired to get this piece after seeing these for real at the Inman yard here in Atlanta. Check out the tinted cab windows! Added to my set in March of 2006.

MTH 30-2724-1 CSX SW1500 Switcher Diesel Engine

Part of my 2006 MTH catalog order, these switchers will make a fine addition to the yard. They are build to scale and are nicely detailed as well. I was inspired to buy these when I saw the exact same models (and almost the same cab numbers) at the Inman Yard near downtown Atlanta. Made in 2006, added to my set in February 2007.

MTH 30-2724-3 CSX SW1500 Switcher Diesel Engine (Non-Powered)

Just like the one above, but non-powered. Made in 2006, added to my set in February 2007.



Lionel 6-11180 CSX Modern Auto Carrier Set (Motor City Express Set)

A fantastic set from Lionel for 2012. The set features a CSX SD80 with Legacy along with 4 of Lionel's new scale auto carriers. Great Job! Made in 2012, added to my collection in January of 2013.

Lionel 6-28354 CSX 3GS21B Genset Switcher #1303 w/Legacy

Great engine. Made in 2011, added to my set in June of 2012.

Lionel 6-28448 CSX 4850TM Trackmobile

From Lionel's 2009 Volume 2 catalog, this little gem is equipped with TMCC control and is very cool looking. Making in 2009, added to my set in November of 2010.

Lionel 6-34779 CSX SD40-2 #8028

From my 2012 vol. 1 catalog order. Looks great! Made in 2012, added to my collection in May of 2012.

Lionel 6-34780 CSX SD40-2 #8033

Made in 2012, added to my collection in May of 2012.

 

CSX Rolling Stock (45 items, sorted by item number)

MTH 20-90365 CSX 5-car Twin Stack Container Set

I'm convinced that this set is MTH's answer to Atlas' amazing Gunderson Twin Stack sets. Considering that it's pretty damn near impossible to beat Atlas' Twin Stacks (or anything Atlas makes, for that matter), I think MTH did a very good job. The detailing is very well done. One area where the MTH version falls short is that most of the model is plastic whereas most of the Atlas model is die-cast metal. MTH's model, however, does offer a couple nice advantages over the Atlas version. First, I personally like the way MTH did the fasteners that couple each car together. They're much easier to work than the Atlas versions. Secondly, I like that the MTH version comes with the container loads. The Atlas model does not come with the containers. They have to bought seperately for $25 piece. Purists will probably argue that the Atlas car fasterners are more prototypical and that allowing you to buy the containers seperately allows for more customization, but I'm not a purist. I think MTH did a good all-around job with these and I'm happy to own them. This is a 2007 model, added to my set in August of 2008.



MTH 20-90445 CSX 6-Car Coalporter Hopper Car Set

Part of 2008 vol. 2 order. Very nice, with rotating couplers to boot! Made in 2008, added to my set in May of 2009.

MTH 20-90517 CSX Coke Hopper #205033

Nicely done coke hoppers from MTH's 2010 Volume 1 catalog. This car is part a 4-car set. Made in 2010, added to my fleet in May 2010.

MTH 20-90517 CSX Coke Hopper #205045

Nicely done coke hoppers from MTH's 2010 Volume 1 catalog. This car is part a 4-car set. Made in 2010, added to my fleet in May 2010.

MTH 20-90517 CSX Coke Hopper #205010

Nicely done coke hoppers from MTH's 2010 Volume 1 catalog. This car is part a 4-car set. Made in 2010, added to my fleet in May 2010.

MTH 20-90517 CSX Coke Hopper #206185

This car is part a 4-car set. Made in 2010, added to my fleet in May 2010.

MTH 20-90518 CSX Coke Hopper #205018

Just like the CSX hoppers above, but with a different road number. Made in 2010, added to my set in May of 2010.

MTH 20-90518 CSX Coke Hopper #205033

MTH made a mistake and made the same road number twice. Oh well. Made in 2010, added to my set in May of 2010.

MTH 20-90518 CSX Coke Hopper #205021

Made in 2010, added to my set in May of 2010.

MTH 20-90518 CSX Coke Hopper #205048

Made in 2010, added to my set in May of 2010.



MTH 20-94078 Sealand 5-Car Twin Stack Container Set

I was satisfied with the CSX version that MH put out the year before, so I ordered these from the 2009 vol. 1 catalog. They are nicely done and the colors are bold and striking. Made in 2009, added to my collection in September of 2009.

MTH 20-95061 CSX Husky Stack Car

Made in 2006, added to my set in March 2007.

MTH 20-95087 CSX 2-Car Spine Car Set

From my 2009 Vol. 2 catalog order. Visitors to my layout seem to like the modern CSX logo on the container cars a lot, and so do I. Made in 2009, added to my set in January 2010.

MTH 20-96116 CSX #63855 8000 Gallon Tank Car

I've got a ton of tank cars, but this one stands out as being one of the prettiest, in my opinion. It looks very modern and realistic. I particularly like the detailed warning placards, which signal this car's attention to detail. This is a 2005 car, added to my layout in March of 2006.

MTH 20-96161 CSX Tank Car # 993364

Part of my 2007 Vol. 1 order. I was motivated to get these 2 fuel tender tankers after seeing their real life counterparts at the CSX Inman yard in downtown Atlanta. Very nicely built. Made in 2007, added to my set in August of the same year.

MTH 20-96161 CSX Tank Car #993368

Just like the tanker above, but with a different road number. Made in 2007, added to my set in August of the same year.

MTH 20-97531 CSX 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper #256435

Like much of the stuff I've been getting lately, this car is meant to match some of the stuff I've seen in the CSX intermodal yard behind the loft apartment we used to live in. Built in 2004, added to my set in November of 2005.

MTH 20-98081 CSX Gondola Car w/Cover #705233

From my MTH 2009 Vol. 1 catalog. After years of building my scale rail fleet, I realized that I didn't have a single gondola. I rectified that oversight with this order. These are very nicely done, and the cover is a nice addition. I've since weathered both of these gondolas and they look really nice. Made in 2009, added to my set in July of 2009.

MTH 20-98081 CSX Gondola Car w/Cover #705238

Just like the car above, but with a different road number. Made in 2009, added to my set in July of 2009.

MTH 20-98211 CSX Center Bean Flat Car w/Log Load

Very big and very nice looking. I picked this up on ebay during a search for CSX rolling stock. It's very well done! This is a 1998 model, added to my set in February of 2007.

MTH 20-98257 #ETTX852332 CSX Corrugated Auto Carrier

Trying to emulate what I see on the rails around Atlanta, I picked this big fella up. These auto carriers are built well and nicely detailed. They aren't quite as detailed as the Atlas auto carriers, but I still love them. This is a 2001 model, added to my set in July of 2006.

MTH 30-7338 CSX Modern Tank Car

When we were over in the big CSX Inman yard, west of downtown Atlanta, we saw tons of CSX Fuel Cars. I bought this one on ebay in an attempt to get something like it on my layout. It doesn't look exactly like the ones we saw, but it's a good start.

MTH 30-74022 CSX Box Car

Nicely built! Purchased November 2005.

MTH 30-74022 CSX Box Car

Exactly like the one above. I'm getting in to a habit of buying more than one of each car, when I find a car I like. I think it adds a measure of realism to a train. Purchased November 2005.

MTH 30-76074 CSX Flat Car w/Trailer

Bought November 2005.

MTH 30-7986 CSX American Crane Car

Just like the GN crane below, but with CSX livery.

Atlas 3001702-1 CSX 42' coil steel car #496606

The best looking coil steel car on the market. Made in 2012, added to my collection in December of 2012.

Atlas 3001702-3 CSX 42' coil steel car #496649

Just like the other coil car, with a different road number. Made in 2012, added to my set in December of 2012.

Lionel 6-17588 CSX Husky Stack

I got this as a birthday present from my dad. Built 2005, added to my layout in January 2006.

Atlas 6317-1 CSX 3 Bay Cylindrical Hopper #226014

I got this car and it's brother below off of ebay from AM Hobbies in Pennsylvania. I really like the attention to detail on Atlas rolling stock and I especially like the opening hatches on top! These cars were made in 2006 and added to my set in November of 2006.

Atlas 6317-2 CSX 3 Bay Cylindrical Hopper #226018

Just like the car above, but a different number.



Atlas 8914-1 CSX/SeaLand #620241 Gunderson Stack Car A-B Set

Wow. These are a new release from Atlas for 2007. They are hands down the best thing I've seen from Atlas as far as O scale freight cars go. They are exquisitely detailed and mostly constructed of die-cast metal! Basically, the entire bottom portion of the car is metal and the only plastic pieces on here are the very top sections and some of the detailing. With so much metal on board, these things have a very nice weight to them. If you pick one up for yourself, be very careful as the extraordinary detailing of these cars makes them VERY fragile. Also, the intermodal containers are sold separately and do not come with the set and they are $25 a piece, so outfitting one of these babies is pretty costly. You do not, however, HAVE to buy their containers. The cars have adjustment flaps and will accommodate most containers made by other manufacturers. The picture you see here shows my Weaver containers fitting with no trouble at all. I've also got some K-Line and MTH containers that fit in there as well. If you do buy some of the Atlas containers, that $25 gets you containers that are just as expertly detailed as the cars themselves. Absolutely remarkable! This is a 2007 model, added to my set in March of the same year.

Weaver U2924LD CSX 4-Bay High Side Hopper - Coke Express #295000

Great looking Coke cars. Made in 2012, added to my set in June 2012.

Weaver U2924LD CSX 4-Bay High Side Hopper - Coke Express #295065

Great looking Coke cars. Made in 2012, added to my set in June 2012.

Weaver U2924LD CSX 4-Bay High Side Hopper - Coke Express #295164

Great looking Coke cars. Made in 2012, added to my set in June 2012.

Weaver U2924LD CSX 4-Bay High Side Hopper - Coke Express #295209

Great looking Coke cars. Made in 2012, added to my set in June 2012.

Weaver U3736LD CSX PS-2 Central Discharge Grain Hopper #241112

Nicely done hoppers. I've custom weathered these cars since I bought them. Built in 2009, added to my set in April of 2009.

Weaver U3736LD CSX PS-2 Central Discharge Grain Hopper #241108

Identical to the car above, but a different road number. Built in 2009, added to my set in April of 2009.

Weaver U3736LD CSX PS-2 Central Discharge Grain Hopper #241105

Identical to the car above, but a different road number. Built in 2009, added to my set in April of 2009.

Weaver U3736LD CSX PS-2 Central Discharge Grain Hopper #241102

Identical to the car above, but a different road number. Built in 2009, added to my set in April of 2009.

 

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