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A Gaggle of Geese in HO

AHM’s Blue Goose arrived in HO in early 1976. This 4-6-4 steam locomotive came fully assembled and decorated in Santa Fe’s unique-to-3460 blue livery. The model sports separately applied metal railings, handrails, and coupler cut lever (on both locomotive and tender). The one-of-a-kind Santa Fe herald was reproduced on the nose, the road name appears on the tender side, and the 3460 road number is on the side of the locomotive.

A Gaggle of Geese in HO

ABOVE: This is a Pacific Fast Mail “Crown” edition brass HO-scale Santa Fe 4-6-4 “Blue Goose” steam locomotive. This model was produced in Japan by Tenshodo in the mid-1970s.

ABOVE: From Tenshodo’s late 1970s production comes this HO brass Blue Goose offered in North America by Pacific Fast Mail.

ABOVE: An impressive brass Blue Goose from 2012 came from Korea and builder Boo-Rim and was sold by Iron Horse Models/Precision Scale Co., Inc.

ABOVE: This is an early example of 2022’s Brass-Hybrid series Blue Goose offered in HO by Broadway Limited Imports.  This model is mentioned in HO Collector‘s First Quarter 2023 edition and reviewed in February 2023’s Model Railroad News.


The brass model photos of PFM and Iron Horse examples are by Matthew Dowd of ReSourced Rails (resourcedrails.com) and this example was recently sold by his company. Check ReSourced Rails website and sign up for notifications. Mr. Dowd specializes in offering vintage models (brass and some plastic reproductions) in various scales.



This article was posted on: January 19, 2023