I have to say, I think Athearn hit a home run with these. Now, I'm not a rivet counter and I don't really know if "x" handrail is in the correct place. Now what I do know. The paint and decals are really nice. I like all of the little details it has compared to the Bachmann. ( I had them sitting next to each other) I purchased the one with factory installed Tsunami sound. It sounds amazing. When you apply track power you hear 1 of the prime movers start up then a second or two later the other 1 starts. It has a really crisp horn and I can make out the "chug" in the prime movers more than my other Tsunami's. It might just be a setting or it could be something else, but it's really nice to hear that. If I have to give it any kind of negative feedback it would be that they used bulbs instead of LED's and it doesn't pull as well as I had hoped. My MTH SD70m-2 out pulled it. SD70's are a dime a dozen on our club layout though. This one is working it's way up to the pride of my fleet! Thanks for reading!