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2500 HP Transfer Diesel Engine With Proto-Sound 3.0
In 1950-1951, Lima-Hamilton built twenty-two colossal 2,500-hp transfer units for the Pennsylvania Railroad. These boxy center-cab units served for transfer work, which was similar to switching but on a larger scale. Rather than simply moving cars around a yard, these more powerful diesel engines moved cars from one yard to another, covering longer distances and heavier consists that would have been too challenging for many switchers. Although this large, dual-engine unit worked well for the PRR and its need to move coal cars from the mines to a central yard, such a large transfer unit proved too bulky and inflexible for many railroads, which opted for a cow-and-calf arrangement when they needed to perform heavier switching duties.
M.T.H. continues our proud tradition of offering models of unusual prototypes with an impressive, highly detailed version of this unique engine. With the realistic operation offered by Proto-Sound 3.0, it will add interest to your working layout.
Did You Know?
Lima-Hamilton built only these 22 transfer units, 136 switchers, and 16 road switchers before they were subsumed in a merger with Baldwin.
Intricately Detailed ABS Body Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank Colorful Paint Scheme Metal Chassis Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn (2) Cab Figures Directionally Controlled Headlights Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplersr (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable 1:48 Scale Proportions (2) Operating Smoke Units Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects Unit Measures:19 5/8" x 2 1/2" x 3 5/8" Operates On O-42 Curves
Headlight Bell Whistle/Horn Start Up/Shut Down Rear Coupler Front Coupler Engine Sounds On/Off Sound Volume Ditch Lights Auto/On/Off Forward Signal Reverse Signal Grade Crossing Signal Cab Light On/Off Extended Start Up Extended Shut Down Rev Up Rev Down Coupler Slack Sound Coupler Close One-Shot Doppler Feature Reset Idle Sequence 1 Idle Sequence 2 Idle Sequence 3 Brakes Auto/Off Cab Chatter Auto/Off Clickety-Clack Auto/Off
Diesel DCC Features