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MTH 30-1656-1 - 4-8-2 L-3 Mohawk Steam Engine Freight Set "New York Central" w/ PS3

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  • Road Name: New York Central
  • Product Line: RailKing
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: June 2016

Set Features (1) NYC 4-8-2 L3 Steam Locomotive, (4) Box Cars, (1) Woodsided Caboose

Set Features

  • 4-8-2 L3 Mohawk Steam Locomotive With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • (4) Box Cars
  • Woodsided Caboose

Locomotive Features

  • Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • Onboard DCC Receiver
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:22" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves
Rolling Stock Features 
  • Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Overhead Interior Caboose Lighting
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles

In 1910, the C&O sought a new type of steam engine to haul passenger trains over the Allegheny Mountains. The result was a new locomotive type that would combine the eight drivers of the Mikado with the four-wheel lead truck of the Pacific. Although the 4-8-2s were initially called "Mountains," the New York Central Railroad felt that name was inappropriate for their flat "Water Level Route." They changed the name to Mohawk in honor of New York's Mohawk River and Valley.

Weighing almost 400,000 pounds, equipped with one of the largest tenders yet (43 tons of coal) and producing tractive force of more than 60,000 pounds, the L-3 Mohawks were versatile enough to do almost any job required of them. The New York Central was so pleased with the performance of L-2s converted to carry passenger trains that in 1940 they ordered 25 specially made L-3a "dual purpose" Mohawks--designed to haul either passenger cars or their usual freight loads.

The Mohawk Steam Engine is a detailed recreation of this versatile engine presented in the livery of five railroads. Each locomotive is equipped with more conventionally operated standard features than offered by any other O Gauge manufacturer.

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