I know it's not popular, but I'm looking for the most modern diesel locos on the market (I have a few steamers for when I want nostalgia). I model HO scale, and am hoping to find a GE ES44/40 series for each of the big four roadnames (CSX, NS, BNSF, UP) with DCC and sound.
Am I correct that the GE Evolution series diesels are the most current? If so, what companies carry those models? All I have seen are versions from Intermountain. While they look very good I was hoping to get feedback on Intermountain's quality and rep, and wondering if there are any models offered from Atlas, Athearn, BLI, etc. Also, can I just email these companies to find out release dates and such, or is there a better way?
Thanks for any knowledge, I'm still a novice.