July 25, 2012 - M.T.H.'s Premier Line O Scale Santa Fe Blue Goose steam locomotive has begun shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers. Check out the locomotive's details in the photos below or click on the video icon to the left to see it in action.
The Santa Fe's only true streamlined engine, No. 3460, the famed Blue Goose, spent most of its life on the 992-mile run between Chicago and La Junta, CO. The sleek blue and silver shrouding originally draped over some of the cylinders and valve gear, but that was later trimmed away to allow for easier maintenance access. Whatever the shape of the Blue Goose's shrouding, the Santa Fe made sure its appearance was always resplendent. No. 3460 was always released from the roundhouse with a high gloss, including highly polished running gear. Shop workers were forbidden to use chains-only rope-to secure driving or side rods on this beauty when they pulled it into the back shops for work, for fear that chains would mar the metal.
Appearing for the first time in the M.T.H. Premier O Scale product line with Proto-Sound 3.0, this scale recreation is sure to look just as stunning as the original. With its synchronized puffing smoke, full digital sound, wireless drawbar, bright LED lighting and your choice of hi-rail or scale wheels, these DCC/DCS Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped locomotives are certain to make a realistic addition to any O gauge model railroad.