|Announced Date:||Jan 2022|
|Released Date:||Est. 3rd Quarter 2022|
Back after a long hiatus from the catalog and with new road name and detail variations, the LEGACY 2-8-8-2 is one of the finest models Lionel has ever produced in S Scale. Stunningly detailed from pilot to tender, these locomotives give you the look and power of a big locomotive but are still operable on tight curves and small layouts. And now we've made it even better, adding our popular whistle steam feature to American Flyer for the first time! Based on the USRA standard 2-8- 8-2 design, which was itself largely derived from the Norfolk & Western's Y-3, these locomotives saw service on railroads across the country, some second-handedly in later years. Well suited to heavy drag hauls in the mountains, the 2-8-8-2s could be seen in other roles and environments as well. Many of the road names offered in this release are based on the early USRA designs, including the distinctive and smaller USRA tender.