Athearn Announces Upcoming HO Scale Wabash 53′ DuraPlate Trailers!

If you are looking to expand your HO scale collection with a touch of the 1990s you will be excited to learn about Athearns’ upcoming release of the Wabash 53′ DuraPlate trailers. These trailers are expected to hit store shelves in August of 2025 and will be available in a variety of road names.\

Prototype Background:

The Wabash 53′ DuraPlate trailers represent a common sight on American roads from the 1990s onwards. These trailers are distinguished by their unique unevenly spaced exterior ribs. With the addition of these trailers to your HO scale layout, you can recreate a realistic depiction of freight transportation from this era.

Features of the Athearn Wabash 53′ DuraPlate Trailers:

  • Realistic Details: The trailers will come with factory-applied etched-metal hazmat placards, a painted roof, lights, and conspicuity stripes for added realism. Additionally, painted etched-metal mudflaps and door closure rods will further enhance the visual appeal of these models.
  • Multiple Road Names: These trailers will be available in a variety of road names, including Werner, Heartland, Sunview Logistics, Swift, USF Holland, and US Shipping Trans Inc. This allows you to choose the trailers that best fit the specific railroad companies you want to depict on your HO scale layout.
  • Price: The Athearn Wabash 53′ DuraPlate trailers are currently available for pre-order on Athearn Trains’ website [Athearn Trains] at a price of $30.42.

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