Sporting a markedly different appearance from previous steam motive power, C&O's J-3 4-8-4 Greenbrier first appeared in the 1930's ready to assume passenger service duties. Featuring a cleaner, more streamlined appearance than the F-19 Pacific it replaced, the Greenbrier utilized a USRA-designed cab that both Alco and Lima had employed for freight power. Each engine was decorated in white trim and gold lettering and featured the name of a distinguished Virginia statesman on each side of the sand box. The engine quickly established itself as a famous and significant name along the C&O right-of-way as it whisked famous and aristocratic passengers to the C&O's own resort hotel of the same name in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
MTH brings the unmistakable appearance of the Greenbrier to O Gauge railroading for the first time. This beautiful steam engine, a must for any C&O fan, is equipped with the incredible sounds and features of the Proto-Soundr Digital Sound and Train Control System and features other enhancements O Gauge steam fans have come to expect from MTH, including ProtoSmoker, a Pittmanr flywheel-equipped motor, die-cast boiler and tender, die-cast chassis and truck sides, along with an operating headlight and cab interior lighting.
Imagine it's 1950 in the West Virginia mountains, and you're piloting one of the finest products of Lima Locomotive Works, the company that invented Super Power steam. Behind you stretches a string of varnish named the Fast Flying Virginian or the Sportsman. Can it get any better than this?