One of my goals is to have a model of each type of diesel locomotive that Monon operated from 1942 until the company merged into the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1971. So far, I’ve managed to acquire most of them, but one that has remained elusive is the ALCO Century 420 … until now.
I recently got a bonus at work, and decided to use a bit of it to buy some trains. I recently saw some locomotives from MTH and Lionel end up on eBay, being sold by someone here in the Indianapolis area. Turns out, they were being sold by a train shop I’ve never visited called A-Trains down on Main Street in Greenwood.
Gilded Rail Entertainment posted a YouTube video recently that does a pretty good job explaining the history of the Monon.
When I was 4 years old, my father gave me his old Lionel train set. Fast forward 40+ years, and here I am a serious collector of O scale model trains.