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4-8-4 Imperial Northern Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
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 with its prototypical oil tender and Milwuakee Road, Reading and Northern Pacific with a traditional coal tender - featuring real coal!
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 In Scale MPH Increments Engineer Cab Figure Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor Real Coal Load Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects Unit Measures:24 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 Operates On O-31 Curves