MTH RailKing O 30-4246-1 F40PH Diesel Passenger Train Set, Amtrak (Proto Sound 3)


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MTH RailKing O 30-4246-1 F40PH Diesel Passenger Train Set, Amtrak (Proto Sound 3)
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Upon its creation in 1971, Amtrak inherited a motley collection of beat-up cars from the nation's former passenger carriers. With a mission to attract passengers back to train travel, one of Amtrak's first orders of business was to create a modern passenger fleet. The first of nearly 650 new Amfleet cars was delivered in 1975, with a sleek, rounded body that looked more like an aircraft fuselage than a traditional passenger car. Amfleet cars gave passengers the feel of traveling in a modern jetliner - but with more room and better views.

At the same time, Amtrak introduced its F40PH passenger diesel, intended for commuter and medium-haul service as a complement to new long-haul locomotives. But when those larger engines proved trouble-prone, the 3000 hp F40PH stepped up as the little engine that could. It took over passenger runs from coast to coast and became the backbone of Amtrak's locomotive fleet for decades.

This set replicates the F40PH-powered Amfleet trains that were the first step in Amtrak's revival of the U.S. passenger train. Its Proto-Sound 3.0-equipped diesel features Proto-Speed control for smooth, steady speeds from a crawl to full throttle; operating diesel exhaust smoke; remote-controlled Proto-Couplers; and LED lighting. It also offers a full symphony of train sounds, from diesel motor to wailing horn, clanging bell, crew conversations and arrival and departure announcements for the Merchants Limited - which ran along the famous Shoreline route from Boston to New Haven, where the Limited switched to electric locomotives that would take it south to New York and Washington, DC.

Set Features
Twin Motored Diesel Locomotive
3-Car Passenger Consist
31" x 51" 12-Piece RealTrax Circle
RailWare Interactive DVD With Track Layout Software
Lighted Track Lock-On
50 Watt Power Supply With Wireless DCS Explorer Track Interface Unit

Locomotive Features:
Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
Metal Chassis
Metal Handrails and Horn
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
(2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
(2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects
Locomotive Measures: 14 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Passenger Cars Feature:
Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Bodies
Durable Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks With Smooth-Rolling Metal Wheels and Axles
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
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