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MTH Premier 20-20052-1 Santa Fe E-8 ABA Diesel Engine Set ProtoSound 2.0

MTH Premier 20-20052-1 Santa Fe E-8 ABA Diesel Engine Set ProtoSound 2.0
MTH Premier 20-20052-1 Santa Fe E-8 ABA Diesel Engine Set ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-20052-1 Santa Fe E-8 ABA Diesel Engine Set ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-20052-1 Santa Fe E-8 ABA Diesel Engine Set ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-20052-1 Santa Fe E-8 ABA Diesel Engine Set ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-20052-1 Santa Fe E-8 ABA Diesel Engine Set ProtoSound 2.0 MTH Premier 20-20052-1 Santa Fe E-8 ABA Diesel Engine Set ProtoSound 2.0
Manf Stock # 20-20052-1
Condition Like New
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SKU 15377
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Description

In the mid-1930's, as the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors was trying to interest railroads in diesel passenger power, there was a lot of experimentation in exterior design. Looking at EMD's worm-like yellow and brown Union Pacific M-10000, its gleaming stainless steel Burlington Zephyr, or the boxy, just-plain-ugly early Santa Fe units, it's apparent that here was a new function looking for its form. The first generation of road diesels found its form in 1937 when the initial E-units, built for the B&O, inaugurated the classic "covered wagon" cab unit design that would last for two decades on both freight and passenger diesels.

The earliest E-units were each virtually custom-made, with less than 20 units produced of models EA through E5. The prewar E6 was the first mass-produced passenger diesel and the last to sport the rakish, streamlined EMD nose so characteristic of the 1930s. After the war, the new E7 adopted the "bulldog" nose introduced earlier on the FT freight diesel. With the rollout of the E8 in 1949, the E-unit, America's most popular passenger diesel, reached its final visual form - just in time for the last hurrah of the American passenger train. With twin motors to ensure reliability and six-wheel trucks that rode like a Cadillac, the E8 was an engineer's dream. For hoggers who had not long ago worked in steam locomotives, the clean cab of an E-unit with its lofty, panoramic view of the road ahead was not hard to get used to.

ProtoSound 2.0 brings you the authentic sounds of the E8's EMD prime movers and the ability to start your train so gently you won't spill the water in the diner - and then accelerate up to scale speeds of over 100 mph, just like the prototype.

Features:

  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • Directionally Controlled Headlights
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Colorful Paint Scheme
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors In Each A Unit
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Lighted Cab Interiors
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Lighted Marker Lights
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures In Each A Unit
  • Moveable Roof Fan Blades
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • (2) Operating Smoke Units
  • Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:53" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

This engine set is in Like New condition, no damage or defects. There are very low miles showing on the odometer at 177 scale miles. We have tested it to make sure that all features work and that it runs properly. The 3-volt battery system charged up and held the charge. Includes the instructions and comes in the original box with Styrofoam packing insert and packing materials.

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