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MTH 20-20753-1 - Liberty Liner Set "Red Arrow Lines" w/ PS3 (4-Car)

MTH 20-20753-1 - Liberty Liner Set "Red Arrow Lines" w/ PS3 (4-Car)

MTH Electric Trains

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  • Road Name: Red Arrow Lines
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: Jun. 2017
  • Directionally Controlled Headlights
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Detailed Car Interiors
  • Locomotive Speed Control
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Operates on 0-42 Curves
  • All Metal Wheels and Gears
  • Illuminated Destination Boards
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors In Power Unit
  • Metal Chassis
  • Lighted Interior
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With the Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Stop Proto-EffectsT
  • 4-Car Set Measures: 39" x 2 1/2" x 3"

If there was ever a prototype for the Little Engine That Could, it was the North Shore's Electroliners. In 1939 interurban systems like the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee were a dying breed. Once the latest word in intercity transportation, these fast, comfortable electric railways were one by one falling victim to the automobile and the Depression. But on November 15, 1939, Col. Albert A. Sprague, receiver for the bankrupt North Shore, petitioned the Chicago District Court of the United States for permission to buy two new trains to help save the railroad. Just a year earlier, Col. Sprague had convinced the North Shore's striking workers to return to work and take a pay cut that essentially paid for the new trains. Although they were only a small part of Col. Sprague's modernization program, the Electroliners became a symbol of hope and determination for both the North Shore's employees and the lineside communities that depended on the railroad.