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4-8-4 Northern Steam Engine w/Proto

$550.00

The heaviest straight passenger locomotive ever produced, the famous Santa Fe 4-8-4 Northerns epitomized steam power. The steep graded western lines of the Santa Fe required a locomotive with enormous power and the Northern was the answer.

 

The first Northerns were delivered from Baldwin in 1927. By the 1940s, the new oil-burning 2900 series had arrived and were known as the largest 4-8-4s ever built. With their tremendous sixteen wheel tenders, these Northerns measured over 120 feet long and were often rostered for the entire journey from Chicago to Los Angeles, a distance of over 1,700 miles!

 

Modeled after the Santa Fe 2900-class Northerns, these beautiful and powerful RailKing models are available in the markings of the Santa Fe and Atlantic Coast Line.

 

Did You Know? The Santa Fe 2900-class weighed in at a massive 510,150 - the heaviest Northerns ever built - because the war effort caused a scarcity of lighter weight materials when these 4-8-4s were built in 1944.

 

Die-Cast Metal Chassis

Metal Wheels and Axles

Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell

Decorative Metal Whistle

Operating Marker Lights

Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body

Constant Voltage Headlight

Die-Cast Truck Sides

Colorful Paint Scheme

Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr

Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoker System

Locomotive Speed Control

Engineer Cab Figure

Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor

Unit Measures:24 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/2

Operates On O-31 Curves

this was  upgraded  to  3.0 from  QSI

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