Diesel & Electric Engines MTH 30-20520-1 Union Pacific SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine and Matching Caboose Set ProtoSound 3.0

MTH 30-20520-1 Union Pacific SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine and Matching Caboose Set ProtoSound 3.0

MTH 30-20520-1 Union Pacific SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine and Matching Caboose Set ProtoSound 3.0
MTH 30-20520-1 Union Pacific SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine and Matching Caboose Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH 30-20520-1 Union Pacific SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine and Matching Caboose Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH 30-20520-1 Union Pacific SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine and Matching Caboose Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH 30-20520-1 Union Pacific SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine and Matching Caboose Set ProtoSound 3.0 MTH 30-20520-1 Union Pacific SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine and Matching Caboose Set ProtoSound 3.0
Manf Stock # 30-20520-1
Condition New/Mint
Box Yes
SKU 19436
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Description

In 1943, in the midst of World War II, thousands of Union Pacific employees voluntarily increased their War Bond payroll deductions to fund the construction of a heavy bomber. To honor their efforts, a new Boeing B-17 was christened Spirit of the Union Pacific. On its fifth mission on October 10, 1943, led by Captain Robert Short, it was shot down in a raid on enemy installations at Munster, Germany. Short and most of his crew parachuted to safety.

Nearly three-quarters of a century later, in October 2017, the Union Pacific unveiled SD70AH diesel No. 1943 (an SD70ACe with extra weight to improve traction), in tribute to the United States armed forces and ?spotlighting the Union Pacific?s relationship with thousands of veterans who helped build America after defending the United States.?

Named after that original B-17, No. 1943?s paint scheme was created in collaboration with UP veterans and honors every branch of the U.S. armed forces. The front of the locomotive is painted in Air Force Silver, emblazoned with the blue ?nose sash? of the former Strategic Air Command. The lettering inside the sash is the original hand-drawn font used on the Spirit B-17. In contrast, all engine numbers are in a military-style block font. Behind the cab is the Coast Guard?s ?Racing Stripe,? followed by the Navy?s Battleship Gray, framing the Union Pacific's traditional American flag. The military camouflage in the radiator area honors the Army and Marines, and the final message on the rear of the engine is the POW/MIA symbol and its motto, "You Are Not Forgotten."

Locomotive Features:

  • O-Gauge, Traditional O-Scale
  • Constant voltage headlight
  • Intricately detailed ABS body
  • Metal wheels, axels & gears
  • Die-cast truck sides, pilots & fuel tank
  • (2) Remotely controlled die-cast Proto-Couplers
  • (2) Engineer cab figures
  • Metal chassis
  • Metal handrails and decorative horn
  • (2) Precision flywheel equipped motors
  • Locomotive speed control in scale MPH increments
  • Operating ditch lights
  • Operating ProtoSmoke diesel exhaust
  • Proto-Sounds 3.0 with Digital Command System (DCS) featuring freight yard Proto-Effects
  • Measures: 17" X 2 1/2" X 3 3/4"
  • Minimum curve: O-31

Caboose Features:

  • O-Gauge, Traditional O-Scale
  • Die-cast trucks
  • Die-cast operating knuckle couplers
  • Lighted interior
  • Marker light on front & rear roof edge
  • Metal wheels & axles
  • Metal ladders
  • Conductor figure inside
  • Detailed undercarriage
  • Length: 10 1/2"
  • Minimum curve" O-31

This set is in New/Mint condition, never run. We have tested the engine to make sure all features work and that it runs properly. The odometer shows 1.6 scale miles from being tested. Includes the instructions, starter tube of smoke fluid, optional snow plow, and spare traction tires. Comes in the original boxes with Styrofoam packing inserts and all packing materials.

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