These deluxe freight sets are headed by the one of most modern and greenest diesels on American rails today: General Electric's 4400 horsepower Evolution Series ES44AC. GE claims the EVOs are "the most fuel-efficient, most environmentally friendly diesel locomotives in history. If every freight train in North America were pulled by an Evolution Series Locomotive, the reduction of smog-producing pollutants would be like removing 48 million cars from the road each year."
Everything about these locomotives has been examined, questioned, and re-thought, generating 25 new U.S. patents in the process. Before they went on sale in 2005, 52 preproduction units were tested in revenue service across North America for more than a year. Today ES44ACs are rostered by every one of the Big Six roads that dominate rail transportation on the continent: Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific. Around the world, more than 5,000 Evolution Series diesels are operating in 10 countries.
Our superbly detailed, top-of-the-line RailKing Imperial model of this modern freight mover features a full range of locomotive sounds recorded from an actual ES44AC. Outfitted with twin powerful flywheel-equipped motors, all-metal wheels and gears, and our revolutionary Proto-Speed Control, our ES44AC will haul long freights at any speed from a crawl to full throttle. Remotely activated front and rear Proto-Couplers allow you to pick up and drop off freight wherever you like. Additional Imperial features on the ES44AC include operating diesel exhaust smoke and flashing ditch lights.
Model the ground-shaking, high horsepower drama of modern railroading with these RailKing Imperial freight sets. Imagine you're hauling goods from the midwest to the west coast on the BNSF Railway and at the throttle of one of the most fun-to-operate engines available in any train set today.