MTH American Freedom #4449 GS-4 4-8-4 Steam Loco ProtoSound/DC/DCC – 8032791


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In 1937 the Southern Pacific trumpeted a new train in full-page magazine ads:
Let us stand by the tracks of Southern Pacific’s Coast Line, as thousands now do every day and listen. Suddenly from far off comes a musical note, rising. Round a curve flashes a streak of color. Here comes the Daylight, the most beautiful train in the West!

The Daylights linked Los Angeles and San Francisco “in a glorious daylight trip, streaking along the Pacific Ocean for more than a hundred breathless miles.” Travelers were invited to “Step inside the Daylight and see the beauty and luxury that have already won the West. Notice the wide, soft seats in the coaches. They are cushioned with sponge rubber and turn to face the extraordinarily large windows.” Presenting a glorious streak of orange and red from locomotive to observation car, the Daylights were a sharp departure from the SP’s normal dark olive passenger cars.

Leading the trains were the Southern Pacific’s class GS (for “Golden State”) Northerns, arguably among the handsomest steam engines ever built. Constructed by Lima Locomotive Works, inventor of the super-power concept, the Daylight 4-8-4s had the combination of power and speed that characterized steam power at its zenith. Class GS-4 engines, delivered in 1941 and 1942, were among the last and best-looking of the breed, with tall 80″ drivers and enclosed all-weather cabs. In addition to handling premier passenger trains, the Golden State 4-8-4s were regularly used in high-speed freight service on the San Francisco-Los Angeles Overnight.

Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
Die-Cast Tender Body
Authentic Paint Scheme
Detailed Locomotive Trucks
Engineer and Fireman Figures
Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
RP25 Metal Wheels
Interchangeable RP25 Metal Drive Wheels w/o Traction Tires
Sprung Drivers
(2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Constant Voltage Headlight
Operating Marker Lights
Operating Numberboard Lights
Lighted Cab Interior
Operating Tender Back-up Light
Operating MARS Light
Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel Equipped Skew-Wound Motor
Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoker System
Steaming Quillable Whistle
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Wireless Drawbar
1:87 Scale Proportions
Operates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects
Unit Measures: 15 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
Operates On 18″ Radius Curves

Steam DCC Features
F0 Head/Tail light
F1 Bell
F2 Horn
F3 Start-up/Shut-down
F5 Lights (except head/tail)
F6 Master Volume
F7 Front Coupler
F8 Rear Coupler
F9 Forward Signal
F10 Reverse Signal
F11 Grade Crossing
F12 Smoke On/Off
F13 Smoke Volume
F14 Idle Sequence 3
F15 Idle Sequence 2
F16 Idle Sequence 1
F17 Extended Start-up
F18 Extended Shut-down
F19 Labor Chuff
F20 Drift Chuff
F21 One Shot Doppler
F22 Coupler Slack
F23 Coupler Close
F24 Single Horn Blast
F25 Engine Sounds
F26 Brake Sounds
F27 Cab Chatter
F28 Feature Reset

Additional information

Weight 80 oz
Dimensions 24 × 7 × 7 in