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January 8, 2015

From the new issue of Ztrack Magazine:

The Curse Of The Cover


Well, it only took eight years.... In this issue, you are going to see an announcement for an American Z Line ATSF GP7. It is officially being released for October. So what is the deal with eight years? Well let’s go back to the November/December 2006 issue of Ztrack. During that period, American Z Line announced the release of SD75is and GP7s. As this was huge news at the time, I elected to prominently feature these items on the cover of Ztrack. The SD75is would be released. But guess what locomotive did not arrived from the manufacturer? Yes, it was the ATSF GP7. And trust me, we have heard about it quite frequently over the past eight years. True, other GP7s were released such as the UP and PRR, but not the ATSF.

Over the years, we have featured other products which were delayed. More typically, these have been new Märklin items which can have a long lead time. But the ATSF...

Read the rest of this month's Trackside Perspective in the current issue of Ztrack Magazine.
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