Lionel 2331240 - Legacy Brass Hybrid Challenger Steam Locomotive "Union Pacific" #3834 (Greyhound)
Lionel 2331240 - Legacy Brass Hybrid Challenger Steam Locomotive "Union Pacific" #3834 (Greyhound)
Lionel 2331240 - Legacy Brass Hybrid Challenger Steam Locomotive "Union Pacific" #3834 (Greyhound)
Lionel 2331240 - Legacy Brass Hybrid Challenger Steam Locomotive "Union Pacific" #3834 (Greyhound)
Lionel 2331240 - Legacy Brass Hybrid Challenger Steam Locomotive "Union Pacific" #3834 (Greyhound)

Lionel 2331240 - Legacy Brass Hybrid Challenger Steam Locomotive "Union Pacific" #3834 (Greyhound)

SKU: L-2331240
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Announced Date: July 2022
Released Date: Aug 2023
Individually Boxed: Yes
  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Road Number: 3834
  • Gauge: O Gauge 
  • Power: Electric
  • Engine Type: Steam
  • Min Curve: O72
  • Dimensions: Length: 28.5"
  • Most Recent Catalog: 2022 C2
  • 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
  • Lionel Voice Control (LVC) - run your locomotive by speaking commands into your phone via LionChief® App
  • Brass and die-cast construction
  • Road number-specific detailing
  • Whistle Steam
  • 3 Speaker sound system
  • Odyssey® II Speed Control
  • IR Transmitter that works with LCS SensorTrack™
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor with momentum flywheel
  • Wireless Tether™ connection between locomotive and tender
  • ElectroCoupler™ on rear of tender
  • Directional lighting including operating headlight and back-up light on rear of tender
  • Bicolor illuminated classification lights on the front of locomotive where applicable. Using a Legacy controller, change the color of the classification lights between white or green
  • Traction tires
  • Interior illumination in cab
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body, pilot, and trucks
  • Die-cast metal tender body and trucks
  • High level of separately applied metal details
  • Separately applied builder's plate
  • Synchronized fan-driven smoke unit
  • Adjustable smoke output
  • Authentically detailed cab interior
  • Cab "glass" windows
  • Engineer and fireman figures
  • CrewTalk™ dialog with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • Road number-specific crew talk
  • TrainSounds that mimic operating dialog when the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
  • DynaChuff™ synchronized with 32 levels of intensity as the locomotive gains speed
  • LEGACY® "Real-Time Quilling Whistle" control with instant response for realistic signature "quilling" and correctly timed warning signals - 5 different whistles to choose from for a more customized experience.
  • Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds - 5 levels of bell pitching for customized sounds
  • Sequence Control: plays the sound effects of an entire trip, including warning sounds and announcements, based on the movement and speed of the locomotive
  • Current speed and fuel dialog, coal or oil loading sound effects

Thanks to the fabled career of #3985, people are most familiar with Union Pacific's 4th order of Challengers. But these locomotives were successors in a long line of locomotives going back to 1936. For our next Brass-Hybrid locomotive, Lionel is proud to showcase an earlier version of this amazing machine. Union Pacific placed its second order for Challengers with Alco in 1937. Classed CSA-2 and numbered 3915-3939, these locomotives built off lessons learned in the first 15 production units and were still purposed for both freight and passenger duty. The CSA-2s were converted to oil-burners and in 1944 renumbered into the 3800 series. Over the decades, shop forces made many other modifications; the most visible of which were in the pilots, stacks and sandboxes. Lionel is offering this class with three different detail variations, each in two accurate road numbers and an un-numbered version for those who want a unique number or a starting point to customize the model even further. Of course, we'll also be offering an unpainted "pilot" model and two fantasy schemes; one based on the Challenger streamliners and the other the Greyhound paint scheme which was applied to the larger Challengers but not this class. All of the models presented are appropriate for their appearance after the 1944 oil conversion and renumbering. Detail variations include pilot, sand dome and running gear changes. In addition to unparalleled detail, these models will also feature 4-digit addressing capability with the Cab 3 App, road-number specific crew talk, whistle steam and a three-speaker sound system. Never before have these locomotives been available in O scale with this level of control, features and detail. A must for any Union Pacific fan or anyone who loves big steam power, with a unique look unlike the later Challengers, these models will not be around long nor offered again. So don't miss your opportunity to step up to the Challenger!

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