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MTH Premier O 20-2986-1 GE Evolution Hybrid Diesel Engine Set (Proto Sound 3)
MTH Premier O 20-2986-1 GE Evolution Hybrid Diesel Engine Set (Proto Sound 3)
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This set includes a GE ES44AC Diesel Engine #2010 and a 70' Streamlined RPO car.

With a wave of consolidation behind it, North American railroading is once again a good business to be in. Freight traffic is booming. Locomotive orders are coming in at a record pace from the Big Six roads that dominate rail transportation on the continent: Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific. And the two remaining diesel builders are locked in a battle to become the locomotive supplier for the 21st century. EMD, newly independent and no longer a division of General Motors, is represented by the AC-traction-motored SD70ACe and its DC-traction sibling, the SD70M-2. General Electric’s standard bearers are the EVOs, the Evolution Series ES44AC and ES44DC.

At the heart of the Evolution Series is a brand new prime mover, the four-cycle, 12-cylinder GEVO-12. While producing the same 4400 horsepower as its 16-cylinder FDL-series predecessor, the GEVO-12 uses less fuel and spits out 40% fewer emissions. GE claims the EVOs are “the most fuel-efficient, most environmentally friendly diesel locomotives in history.” Everything about these locomotives has been examined, questioned, and re-thought, generating 25 new U.S. patents in the process. And every Big Six railroad has ponied up to buy them, with the BNSF currently rostering the largest EVO fleet.
MTH Premier O gauge already assembled GE Evolution Hybrid set locomotive features a metal chassis, 2 precision flywheel equipped motors, illuminated number boards, 2 remotely controlled proto-couplers, intricately detailed ABS body, directionally controlled headlights, die-cast truck Sides, pilots and fuel Tank, and authentic paint scheme. This has metal handrails and decorative horn, all metal wheels and gears, lighted cab interior, 2 engineer cab figures, moveable roof fans, metal body side grilles, operating ditch lights, operating smoke unit, metal wheels, axles, and gears. This also has locomotive speed control in scale MPH increments, proto-scale 3-2 3-rail/2-rail conversion capable, 1:48 scale proportions, Kadee compatible coupler mounts, Proto Sound 3 with the digital command system featuring freight yard proto effects, this measures 19-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 4", and operates on O42 curves.

The 70' streamlined RPO passenger car features durable ABS intricately detailed bodies, metal wheels and axles, overhead interior lighting, die-cast 4-wheel trucks, operating die-cast metal couplers, colorful and attractive paint schemes, end-of-car diaphragms, fast-angle wheel sets, needle-point axles, detailed car interiors, 1:48 scale dimensions, detailed car undercarriage, separate metal handrails, this measures 19" x 2-7/16" x 3-1/2", and operates on O42 curves.