Lionel 1933430 - Legacy C-420 Diesel Locomotive "Detroit & Macinac" #976
LEGACY® Control System equipped – able to run in LEGACY® Control mode, in TrainMaster® Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer Bluetooth® Control - Operate with Universal Remote or LionChief® App Odyssey® II Speed Control LEGACY® RailSounds® sound system featuring: CrewTalk™ dialog and TowerCom™ announcements, each with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog Eight diesel RPM levels LEGACY® "Real-Time Quilling Horn" control with instant response for realistic signature "quilling" and correctly timed warning signals Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds Sequence Control: plays the sound effects of an entire trip, including warning sounds and announcements, based on the movement and speed ofthe locomotive Current speed and fuel dialog, refueling sound effects Lighted cab interior Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank Metal frame High levels of separately applied metal details Engineer and conductor figures IR Transmitter for SensorTrack™ Dual powerful maintenance-free motors with momentum flywheels ElectroCoupler™ on front and rear Traction tires Refined Conventional Transformer Control Mode with lower starting speeds Fan-driven smoke unit Adjustable smoke output Directional lighting including LED headlights Marker lights on front and rear Illuminated number boards
Falling behind in competition with General Motors and General Electric, ALCO hit the reset button and rolled out an entirely new line of locomotives in 1963. Dubbed the Century series, these locomotives featured an all new engine, traction control system, air system and multiple other features to offer more power and especially efficiency as touted by the salesmen. The C-420 was among the first of these models, with over 130 eventually being produced for railroads all across the country. Despite the promises and hopes of the builder, for the most part the Centuries failed to deliver the operating or sales returns they and the railroads had hoped for. Within 6 years, Alco would close its American production facilities. Despite setbacks, several C-420s remain in operation today and the line has endeared itself to generations of "Alco-holics." Lionel's latest release includes all of today's great LEGACY and Bluetooth control features and showcases many of the smaller regional and short line railroads which embraced the Alco models then and now.