Sunset/3rd Rail CNW H-1 Northern (4-8-4) - 2 RAIL ONLY

Sunset/3rd Rail CNW H-1 Northern (4-8-4) - 2 RAIL ONLY
Item# 3R-CNW-H1
MSRP: $1,549.95
Our price: $1,249.95


The Chicago & North Western needed more motive power for its main line operations and in 1929 received 35 very large 4-8-4s from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. These Class H Northerns were put to work on fast freight and passenger trains between Chicago and Omaha. They were some of the largest 4-8-4s ever built weighing in at 498,000 pounds. In 1940 the entire fleet underwent a rebuild to include lightweight rods, boxpok drivers and roller bearings on all axles. In the late 1940s, 24 of them underwent another rebuild and were given new nickel - steel frames, new cylinders, pilot beams and air reservoirs, new fireboxes and many other minor improvements. Following the last rebuild they were reclassified as Class H-1

Features Include:

  • All brass construction
  • Unbelievable brass detailing with many separately applied parts
  • Fully detailed backhead with crew figures
  • Sprung drivers and tender trucks
  • Numerous opening doors and hatches
  • Exclusive Quiet Drive Mechanism
  • Minimum Curves: O-54 (3 Rail), 56 Radius (2 Rail)
  • 3 Rail models include TMCC, Railsounds & Electric RR "Back EMF" Cruise Control.