{"id":2200229543995,"title":"MTH 30-20676-1 - Aerotrain Diesel Passenger Set \"New York Central\" w\/ PS3","handle":"30-20676-1","description":"\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Name: New York Central\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRoad Number: \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan\u003eDiesel Cab No. 1001\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan\u003eCoaches - 12 \u0026amp; 13\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEnd Coach - 19\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduct Line: RailKing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale: O Scale\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEstimated Release: Nov. 2019\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\nSet Features\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTwo-Motored Lead Unit\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3-Car Consist\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOperates On O-31 Track\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMeasures: 45 3\/4\" x 2 1\/2\" x 3 3\/4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePowered Unit Features\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eColorful Paint Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Chassis\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Truck Sides\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels, Axles and Gears\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDirectionally Controlled Headlight\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntricately Detailed ABS Bodies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLocomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCar Features\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntricately Detailed Durable ABS Bodies\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDie-Cast Trucks\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAttractive Deco Scheme\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLighted Car Interiors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFast-Angle Wheel Sets\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMetal Wheels and Axles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverview:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLike Budd's RDC car, GM's Aerotrain was a postwar attempt to help railroads turn a profit on passenger service. 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Like buses of the time, each four-wheeled coach rode on an air bellows suspension, unlike normal passenger cars that rode on metal springs. Under the hood, the Aerotrain's engine was a 1200-horsepower EMD switcher, re-geared for speeds up to 100 mph. The styling borrowed heavily from General Motors cars of the era, with the observation car almost a dead ringer for the back end of the 1955 Chevy Nomad station wagon.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn early 1956, the two prototype Aerotrains entered service on the Pennsy between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and on the New York Central between Chicago and Detroit. In December, the Union Pacific took over the NYC's Aerotrain and ran it as the City of Las Vegas between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 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But the Aerotrain promised a lot more and delivered much less. In June 1955, while the Aerotrain was still being designed, a General Motors press release predicted that \"this crack new 100-mile-an-hour streamliner\" would run from New York to Boston in 2´ hours - faster than today's Acela. Even before it was delivered, a New York Central magazine ad claimed \"This Train Will Save an Industry,\" and the Pennsylvania Railroad's 1956 calendar featured a painting of the Aerotrain titled \"Dynamic Progress.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Aerotrain was in fact a mixture of off-the-shelf GM parts with futuristic ideas and styling. The idea was to create a fast, fuel-efficient train that would be cheap to purchase and operate, allowing railroads to compete with autos and airplanes on medium-haul trips of 200-700 miles. The Aerotrain's 40-seat coaches were based on GM intercity bus bodies, complete with lavatory at one end and baggage compartments under the seating area. Like buses of the time, each four-wheeled coach rode on an air bellows suspension, unlike normal passenger cars that rode on metal springs. Under the hood, the Aerotrain's engine was a 1200-horsepower EMD switcher, re-geared for speeds up to 100 mph. The styling borrowed heavily from General Motors cars of the era, with the observation car almost a dead ringer for the back end of the 1955 Chevy Nomad station wagon.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn early 1956, the two prototype Aerotrains entered service on the Pennsy between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and on the New York Central between Chicago and Detroit. In December, the Union Pacific took over the NYC's Aerotrain and ran it as the City of Las Vegas between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Pennsy's version had tested briefly on the Santa Fe as the San Diegan between Los Angeles and San Diego.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt soon became apparent that the air bellows suspension was fine at bus speeds but utterly inadequate for a high-speed train. Above 60 mph, the lightweight cars shook horribly; one wag noted that if the trains had operated at or near their top speed, \"any surviving passengers would have been approaching the condition of Jello.\" After less than a year of service, the test trains were returned to GM. In 1957 they were sold to the Rock Island, which used them in lower-speed commuter service in the Chicago suburbs until their 1966 retirement. This highly detailed RailKing Scale model returns to our lineup for 2019, allowing you to relive General Motors' hopes for the Aerotrain in high-speed service - without the rough ride.\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

MTH 30-20676-1 - Aerotrain Diesel Passenger Set "New York Central" w/ PS3

  • Road Name: New York Central
  • Road Number: 
    • Diesel Cab No. 1001
    • Coaches - 12 & 13
    • End Coach - 19
  • Product Line: RailKing
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: Nov. 2019
$ 399.96 $ 459.95
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
Features:
Set Features
  • Two-Motored Lead Unit
  • 3-Car Consist
  • Operates On O-31 Track
  • Measures: 45 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Powered Unit Features

  • Colorful Paint Scheme
  • Metal Chassis
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
  • Directionally Controlled Headlight
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects

Car Features

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Bodies
  • Die-Cast Trucks
  • Attractive Deco Scheme
  • Lighted Car Interiors
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
                            Overview:

                            Like Budd's RDC car, GM's Aerotrain was a postwar attempt to help railroads turn a profit on passenger service. But the Aerotrain promised a lot more and delivered much less. In June 1955, while the Aerotrain was still being designed, a General Motors press release predicted that "this crack new 100-mile-an-hour streamliner" would run from New York to Boston in 2´ hours - faster than today's Acela. Even before it was delivered, a New York Central magazine ad claimed "This Train Will Save an Industry," and the Pennsylvania Railroad's 1956 calendar featured a painting of the Aerotrain titled "Dynamic Progress."

                            The Aerotrain was in fact a mixture of off-the-shelf GM parts with futuristic ideas and styling. The idea was to create a fast, fuel-efficient train that would be cheap to purchase and operate, allowing railroads to compete with autos and airplanes on medium-haul trips of 200-700 miles. The Aerotrain's 40-seat coaches were based on GM intercity bus bodies, complete with lavatory at one end and baggage compartments under the seating area. Like buses of the time, each four-wheeled coach rode on an air bellows suspension, unlike normal passenger cars that rode on metal springs. Under the hood, the Aerotrain's engine was a 1200-horsepower EMD switcher, re-geared for speeds up to 100 mph. The styling borrowed heavily from General Motors cars of the era, with the observation car almost a dead ringer for the back end of the 1955 Chevy Nomad station wagon.

                            In early 1956, the two prototype Aerotrains entered service on the Pennsy between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and on the New York Central between Chicago and Detroit. In December, the Union Pacific took over the NYC's Aerotrain and ran it as the City of Las Vegas between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Pennsy's version had tested briefly on the Santa Fe as the San Diegan between Los Angeles and San Diego.

                            It soon became apparent that the air bellows suspension was fine at bus speeds but utterly inadequate for a high-speed train. Above 60 mph, the lightweight cars shook horribly; one wag noted that if the trains had operated at or near their top speed, "any surviving passengers would have been approaching the condition of Jello." After less than a year of service, the test trains were returned to GM. In 1957 they were sold to the Rock Island, which used them in lower-speed commuter service in the Chicago suburbs until their 1966 retirement. This highly detailed RailKing Scale model returns to our lineup for 2019, allowing you to relive General Motors' hopes for the Aerotrain in high-speed service - without the rough ride.