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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lionel O Scale 4-6-6-4 Challenger Locomotive - Rio Grande

Lionel O Scale Lionmaster 4-6-6-4 Challenger Locomotive - D&RGW

Product Features

LEGACY Control System
CrewTalk dialog and TowerCom announcements
Wireless Tether connection between locomotive and tender
Dual powerful maintenance-free motors with momentum flywheels
Authentically detailed cab interior

Product Description

Bringing realism to train enthusiasts like only Lionel can do, the LionMaster Challenger is offered for the first time ever with the LEGACY Control System and LEGACY RailSounds. Beautifully detailed and decorated in the Denver & Rio Grande Western livery, this fully-featured locomotive gives you the opportunity run a classic steam giant on your 0-31 and wider radius track. Close your eyes and blast that RailSounds whistle—it’s easy to imagine that the real Grande Challenger is under your control! For additional railroading realism and excitement we suggest pairing your Challenger with new D&RGW-decorated freight cars. A 40’ flatcar with real wood-deck and an all-new pipe load, and a steam-era double-sheathed boxcar. Whatever you choose to run with this outstanding locomotive, realism has never looked so good on O-31!Gauge: Traditional O Gauge Dimensions: Length: 29" RailLine: Denver & Rio Grande Western Minimum Curve: O-31

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (reporting mark DRGW), generally referred to as the Rio Grande, originally the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, is a former U.S. railroad, having been absorbed into a larger system — Southern Pacific Transportation Company — as the result of a merger. The D&RGW served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and a major origin of coal and mineral traffic, with a motto of Through the Rockies, not around them. The Rio Grande was the epitome of mountain railroading, operating the highest mainline rail line in the United States, the over 10,240 feet (3,120 m) Tennessee Pass in Colorado, and the famed routes through the Moffat Tunnel and the Royal Gorge. At its height, around 1890, the D&RG had the largest operating narrow gauge railroad network in North America. Known for its independence, the D&RGW operated the last private longhaul passenger train in the United States, the Rio Grande Zephyr.

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