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0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - NYC Cab No. 439

0-8-0 USRA Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - NYC Cab No. 439

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor - (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplersr - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoker System - Locomotive Speed Control - Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Freight Yard Proto-Effects - Unit Measures:18 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3 11/16" - Operates On O-31 Curves

20-3122-1

1 in stock

$699.99

4-6-4 Blue Goose Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Santa Fe

4-6-4 Blue Goose Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Santa Fe

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - 1:48 Scale Proportions - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor - Locomotive Speed Control - Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Operating ProtoSmoker System - Operating Tender Back-up Light - Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Passenger Station Proto-Effects - Unit Measures:26" x 2 5/8" x 3 7/8" - Operates On O-54 Curves

20-3079-1

1 in stock

$1099.99

4-6-4 Hiawatha Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Mil. Road Cab No. 101

4-6-4 Hiawatha Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Mil. Road Cab No. 101

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - 1:48 Scale Proportions - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor - Locomotive Speed Control - Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Operating ProtoSmoker System - Operating Tender Back-up Light - Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Passenger Station Proto-Effects - Unit Measures:26 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 4 - Operates On O-54 Curves

20-3096-1

1 in stock

$1199.99

4-6-4 J-1e Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto - NYC Millenium Gold Plated

4-6-4 J-1e Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto - NYC Millenium Gold Plated

4-6-4 J-1e Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto - NYC Millenium Gold Plated Cab #

Roadname: New York Central
Product Item Number:
20-3040-1
Catalog: AT 2000 Volume 1 - Premier
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
Delivered FEB. 2000
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

20-3040-1

1 in stock

$1299.99

4-6-4 J-1e PT Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - NYC w/PT Tender Cab # 5274

4-6-4 J-1e PT Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - NYC w/PT Tender Cab # 5274

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor - Locomotive Speed Control - Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Operating ProtoSmoker System - Operating Tender Back-up Light - Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Passenger Station Proto-Effects - Unit Measures:27" x 2 1/2" x 3 7/8" - Operates On O-72 Curves

20-3059-1

1 in stock

$999.99

4-8-4 Gs-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - American Freedom Cab # 4449

4-8-4 Gs-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - American Freedom Cab # 4449

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - 1:48 Scale Proportions - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor - Locomotive Speed Control - Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Operating ProtoSmoker System - Operating Tender Back-up Light - Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Passenger Station Proto-Effects - Unit Measures:29 1/2" x 3" x 4 1/8" - Operates On O-54 Curves

20-3077-1

1 in stock

$1299.99

4-8-4 Steam Locomotive w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Great Northern Cab No. 2584

4-8-4 Steam Locomotive w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Great Northern Cab No. 2584

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor - Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoker System - Operating Tender Back-up Light - Locomotive Speed Control - 1:48 Scale Proportions - Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable - Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Passenger Station Proto-Effects - Unit Measures:26 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 4 1/8" - Operates On O-54 Curves

20-3145-1

1 in stock

$1299.99

BNSF 4-8-4 Gs-4 Steam Engine with Proto-Sound 2.0

BNSF 4-8-4 Gs-4 Steam Engine with Proto-Sound 2.0

4-8-4 Gs-4 Steam Engine with Proto-Sound 2.0 - BNSF

Roadname: BNSF
Product Item Number:
20-80003A
Catalog: ZZ Uncataloged Items
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
Delivered AUG 2001
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

20-80003A

1 in stock

$999.99

FEF 4-8-4 Northern Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - UP, #844 Cab #

FEF 4-8-4 Northern Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - UP, #844 Cab #

FEF 4-8-4 Northern Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - UP, #844 Cab #

Roadname: Union Pacific
Product Item Number:
20-3044-1
Catalog: AV 2000 Volume 2 - Premier
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
Delivered AUG. 2000
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

20-3044-1

1 in stock

$999.99

Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 Class A Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)

NEW

Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 Class A Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body
1:48 Scale Proportions
Die-Cast Metal Chassis
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels and Axles
Constant Voltage Headlight
Die-Cast Truck Sides
Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor
Locomotive Speed Control
Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr
Engineer and Fireman Figures
Operating Firebox Glow
Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
Decorative Metal Whistle
Operating Marker Lights
Lighted Cab Interior
Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoker System
Operating Tender Back-up Light
Illuminated Number Boards
Scale Front Coupler w/Interchangeable O Gauge Coupler For Doubleheading
Separately Applied Piping & Assorted Details
Realistic & Authentic Builder's Plates
Opening Cab Roof Hatch
Sliding Cab Window Glass
Opening Tender Water Hatches w/Proto-Sound 2.0 Control Switches Inside
Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
Unit Measures:26 1/8" x 2 5/8" x 4"
Operates On O-72 Curves

20-3271-1

1 in stock

$1399.99

$1299.99

Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 Unshrouded J Steam Locomotive - With Proto-Sound 2.0

NEW

Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 Unshrouded J Steam Locomotive - With Proto-Sound 2.0

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Metal Wheels and Axles - Authentic Paint Scheme - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor - Locomotive Speed Control - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Operating ProtoSmoker System - Operating Tender Back-up Light - Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Freight Yard Proto-Effects Unit Measures:27 1/4" x 2 5/8" x 4" Operates On O-54 Curves

20-3058-1

1 in stock

$1099.99

$999.99

O-Gauge - 2-10-0 Russian Decapod Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - Western Maryland

O-Gauge - 2-10-0 Russian Decapod Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - Western Maryland

There are two reasons to put a lot of drivers under a locomotive. One, obviously, is to increase pulling power. The other is to spread out the engine's weight, allowing it to operate on lighter-duty track and rail. The "Russian" decapods were an example of the latter. During World War I, the Imperial Russian State Railways ordered 1230 locomotives of the 2-10-0 wheel arrangement from Alco and Baldwin. With light axle loading and tiny 52" drivers - about the same size as a typical switcher - these decapods were designed for moderate speeds on light and often poorly maintained track. When the Bolshevik Revolution overthrew the czar, the final 200 engines in the order were stranded in the U.S. Desperately in need of wartime motive power, the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) had the decapods regauged from five feet to standard gauge and allocated them to railroads throughout the east in early 1918. While the 2-10-0 wheel arrangement was not especially popular in North America, the light-footed, nimble, yet strong Russian decapods proved ideal for service on branch lines and smaller railroads. Although originally allocated mainly to larger class 1 railroads including the Pennsy, Erie, Western Maryland, Southern, New Haven, and Atlantic Coast Line, many were later sold to smaller railroads where they became the largest motive power on the road. A number of Russian decapods served to the end of steam, and six are preserved today. For a lot of action in a small steamer, add this vest-pocket decapod to your railroad. New for 2008, our model features the extraordinary detail you've come to expect in a Premier locomotive, plus all the features that make Proto-Sound 2.0 locomotives more fun to operate than any other engines in model railroading - including synchronized, puffing smoke with variable intensity; CD-quality sound; and Proto-Speed control for smooth pulling power at any speed from 3 mph to full throttle. Features Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body 1:48 Scale Proportions Die-Cast Metal Chassis Authentic Paint Scheme Metal Wheels and Axles Constant Voltage Headlight Die-Cast Truck Sides Real Coal Load Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler Engineer and Fireman Figures Operating Firebox Glow Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell Decorative Metal Whistle Operating Marker Lights Lighted Cab Interior Operating Tender Back-up Light Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments Proto-Scale 3-2T 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmokeT System Wireless Drawbar Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects Unit Measures:20" x 2 3/4" x 4 5/5" Operates On O-31 Curves

20-3311-1

1 in stock

$999.99

O-Gauge - 2-8-0 H-9 Consolidation Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - Western Maryland (Graphite as built boiler) #833

O-Gauge - 2-8-0 H-9 Consolidation Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - Western Maryland (Graphite as built boiler) #833

Product Features:

  • Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Kadee Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Operating Firebox Glow
  • Operating Marker Lights
  • Operating Numberboard Lights
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender Back-up Light
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Onboard DCC Receiver
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:19 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Operates On O-42 Curves

20-3550-1

1 in stock

$899.95

$799.99

O-Gauge - 2-8-2 USRA Light Mikado Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - Grand Trunk Western

O-Gauge - 2-8-2 USRA Light Mikado Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - Grand Trunk Western

During World War I, Uncle Sam nationalized the railroads when they proved unequal to the task of moving massive amounts of men and material for the war effort. The agency that ran the trains was the United States Railroad Administration, or USRA, and one of its chief accomplishments was the creation of 12 steam engine designs that lasted for decades. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, USRA locomotives were "the first successful standardization of American motive power" - and the only standard designs until the diesel era. The most popular of the USRA designs was the 2-8-2 Mikado, which was heavy main line steam power in the World War I era. The very first USRA engine built was Baltimore & Ohio #4500, a light Mikado that is preserved today in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD. At the direction of Baldwin Locomotive Works Senior VP Samuel Vauclain, #4500 was constructed in a record 20 days so Baldwin would have the honor of delivering the first USRA locomotive on July 4, 1918. The USRA designs were modern but conservative. They incorporated the best practices of their day, but broke little new ground. After the war, the basic designs were used by railroads across the nation, and about one-quarter of the Mikados built in the United States were either of USRA designs or descendants of those designs. While Mikados were generally relegated to lesser duties as heavier power arrived in succeeding decades, many USRA Mikes outlasted later, more modern steam engines because they were relatively simple and durable. Constructed with dozens of added-on detail parts, the USRA Mikado returns to the Premier line in new road names and numbers for 2007. While other manufacturers have offered fine models of this classic engine, we believe none matches the detail level, sound quality, slow speed performance, and synchronized puffing smoke of this MTH Premier model. Did You Know? USRA Mikados came in a light version with a smaller axle loading for lighter rail and a heavy version for use on heavier rail. Under the USRA, 625 Light Mikados and 233 Heavy Mikes were turned out by the "Big Three" American locomotive builders: Alco, Baldwin, and Lima. Hundreds more Mikes were built to the same designs after the USRA returned operating control back to the railroads. Features Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body 1:48 Scale Proportions Die-Cast Metal Chassis Authentic Paint Scheme Metal Wheels and Axles Constant Voltage Headlight Die-Cast Truck Sides Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor Remote Controlled Proto-CouplerT Engineer and Fireman Figures Operating Firebox Glow Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell Decorative Metal Whistle Operating Marker Lights Lighted Cab Interior Operating Tender Back-up Light Locomotive Speed Control Proto-Scale 3-2T 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmokeT System Wireless Drawbar Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects Unit Measures:21" x 2 5/8" x 3 11/16" Operates On O-42 Curves

20-3284-1

1 in stock

$899.95

$809.99

O-Gauge - 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Golden Spike

O-Gauge - 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 - Golden Spike

In the 1920s, increased competition meant that railroads had to come up with new ways of doing business if they hoped to remain successful. Up to that time, most freight was moved by connecting as many cars as possible to a locomotive and having the steam engine heave and drag them along (called "drag freight"). Some railroads decided to compete more effectively by increasing the speed, not the capacity, of their freight trains. The Lima Locomotive Works' 2-8-4 Berkshire steamer, introduced in 1924 and named for the Massachusetts mountains where it was demonstrated, helped make this happen. The Berkshire was dubbed a "Super Power" engine because its larger firebox grate and other related elements (which necessitated the 4-wheel trailing truck) greatly increased the engine's steam-making capacity. And more steam capacity means more power and more speed. In all, 611 Berkshires were built for several railroads. They were a huge success and remained in service on U.S. rails until 1958, well into the diesel era. M.T.H. presents our intricately detailed 2-8-4 in four exciting new paint schemes, for Erie, Louisville & Nashville, Pere Marquette, and for the Golden Spike Centennial Limited, which celebrated the centennial of the driving of the Last Spike in Promontory, Utah in 1869 (see story box). Did You Know? The first 2-8-4 was built with 63" drivers, but railroads soon discovered that it had so much more steam capacity than previous freight engines it could power larger - and therefore faster - drivers, and subsequent models had 69"-70" drivers. Cruising speeds averaged about 55 mph. Features - Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor - Locomotive Speed Control - Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Operating ProtoSmoker System - Operating Tender Back-up Light - Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Passenger Station Proto-Effects - Unit Measures:26" x 2 1/2" x 3 7/8" - Operates On O-54 Curves

20-3063-1

1 in stock

$899.99

$809.99

O-Gauge - Baltimore & Ohio 4-6-2 USRA Heavy Pacific Steam Engine #5314

O-Gauge - Baltimore & Ohio 4-6-2 USRA Heavy Pacific Steam Engine #5314

O-Gauge - Baltimore & Ohio 4-6-2 USRA Heavy Pacific Steam Engine #5314

20-3748-1

1 in stock

$1099.99

O-Gauge - C&O 4-8-4 Greenbrier Steamer w/ Proto-Sound 1 #614

O-Gauge - C&O 4-8-4 Greenbrier Steamer w/ Proto-Sound 1 #614

4-8-4 Greenbrier Steam Engine - 3 Rail w/Proto-Soundr - C&O

Roadname: Chesapeake & Ohio
Product Item Number:
20-3035-1
Catalog: AS 1999 Volume 3 - AEM-7
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
Delivered DEC. 1999
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

20-3035-1

1 in stock

$899.99

O-Gauge - Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 Royal Hudson Steam Engine #2851

O-Gauge - Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 Royal Hudson Steam Engine #2851

4-6-4 Royal Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - Royal Tour 1939

Cab No. 2851

Roadname: Canadian Pacific
Product Item Number:
20-3315-1
Catalog: CE 2008 Volume 1
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
Delivered JUN. 2008
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body
1:48 Scale Proportions
Die-Cast Metal Chassis
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels and Axles
Constant Voltage Headlight
Die-Cast Truck Sides
Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
Remote Controlled Proto-CouplerT
Engineer and Fireman Figures
Operating Firebox Glow
Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
Decorative Metal Whistle
Operating Marker Lights
Lighted Cab Interior
Operating Tender Back-up Light
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Proto-Scale 3-2T 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmokeT System
Wireless Drawbar
Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
Unit Measures:24" x 2 1/2" x 4"
Operates On O-42 Curves

20-3313-1

1 in stock

$999.99

O-Gauge - Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Die-Cast Steam Engine #227

O-Gauge - Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Yellowstone Die-Cast Steam Engine #227

2-8-8-4 Yellowstone Steam Engine - With Proto-Sound

Cab No. 227

Roadname: Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range
Product Item Number:
20-3030-1
Catalog: AQ 1999 Volume 1 - Camelback
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
Delivered MAR. 1999
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

20-3030-1

1 in stock

$999.99

O-Gauge - Freedom Train 4-8-4 GS-4 #4449

O-Gauge - Freedom Train 4-8-4 GS-4 #4449

4-8-4 GS-4 Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - American Freedom
Cab No. 4449

Roadname: American Freedom
Product Item Number:
20-3755-1
Catalog: EU 2017 Volume 2
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
JAN. 2018
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

In 1937 the Southern Pacific trumpeted a new train in full-page magazine ads:
Let us stand by the tracks of Southern Pacific's Coast Line, as thousands now do every day and listen. Suddenly from far off comes a musical note, rising. Round a curve flashes a streak of color. Here comes the Daylight, the most beautiful train in the West!

The Daylights linked Los Angeles and San Francisco \"in a glorious daylight trip, streaking along the Pacific Ocean for more than a hundred breathless miles.\" Travelers were invited to \"Step inside the Daylight and see the beauty and luxury that have already won the West. Notice the wide, soft seats in the coaches. They are cushioned with sponge rubber and turn to face the extraordinarily large windows.\" Presenting a glorious streak of orange and red from locomotive to observation car, the Daylights were a sharp departure from the SP's normal dark olive passenger cars.

Leading the trains were the Southern Pacific's class GS (for \"Golden State\") Northerns, arguably among the handsomest steam engines ever built. Constructed by Lima Locomotive Works, inventor of the super-power concept, the Daylight 4-8-4s had the combination of power and speed that characterized steam power at its zenith. Class GS-4 engines, delivered in 1941 and 1942, were among the last and best-looking of the breed, with tall 80\" drivers and enclosed all-weather cabs. In addition to handling premier passenger trains, the Golden State 4-8-4s were regularly used on the SP's famed Overnight high-speed freight service. Long before FedEx existed, it provided overnight business deliveries between San Francisco and Los Angeles, carrying everything from groceries to replacement car engines.

A lone GS-4, No. 4449, was saved from the scrapper and donated to the city of Portland, Oregon, where it sat mounted and stuffed in a city park for 16 years. Jack Holst, an elderly Southern Pacific employee, visited the engine regularly, oiling its bearings and rods in the hope that it would someday return to steam. As a result of his efforts, No. 4449 was in good enough shape that it was chosen as the western engine for the American Freedom Train, returning to steam just four months to begin touring the country in 1975 in celebration of our nation's 200th anniversary. Repainted in Daylight colors, the engine still operates today in excursion service.



Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
Authentic Paint Scheme
Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
Handpainted Engineer and Fireman Figures
Metal Handrails and Whistle
Remote-Controlled Proto-Coupler
O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Constant Voltage LED Headlight
Operating LED Firebox Glow
Operating LED Marker Lights
Lighted LED Cab Interior
Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
Operating LED MARS Light
Powerful 7-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor
Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Wireless Drawbar
1:48 Scale Dimensions
Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects
Unit Measures: 29" x 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
Operates On O-54 Curves Steam DCC Features
F0 Head/Tail light
F1 Bell
F2 Horn
F3 Start-up/Shut-down
F4 PFA
F5 Lights (except head/tail)
F6 Master Volume
F7 Front Coupler
F8 Rear Coupler
F9 Forward Signal
F10 Reverse Signal
F11 Grade Crossing
F12 Smoke On/Off
F13 Smoke Volume
F14 Idle Sequence 3
F15 Idle Sequence 2
F16 Idle Sequence 1
F17 Extended Start-up
F18 Extended Shut-down
F19 Labor Chuff
F20 Drift Chuff
F21 One Shot Doppler
F22 Coupler Slack
F23 Coupler Close
F24 Single Horn Blast
F25 Engine Sounds
F26 Brake Sounds
F27 Cab Chatter
F28 Feature Reset

20-3755-1

1 in stock

$1199.99