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MTH 30-1768-1 Jersey Central Blue Comet 4-6-2 Imperial P47 Pacific Steam Engine

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MTH 30-1768-1 Jersey Central Blue Comet 4-6-2 Imperial P47 Pacific Steam Engine. Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis, Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body, Die-Cast Metal Chassis, Authentic Paint Scheme, Real Tender Coal Load, Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks, and painted Engineer and Fireman Figures, Metal Handrails, Whistle and Bell, Tender Truck Chains, Metal Wheels and Axles, Remote-Controlled Proto-Coupler, Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting, Constant Voltage LED Headlight, Operating Tender LED Back-up Light, Powerful Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor, Synchronized Puffing , ProtoSmoke System, Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments, Wireless Drawbar, Near-Scale Proportions, Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder, Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects. Unit Measures: 20" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Operates On O-31 Curves Steam. At the very apex of the Roaring Twenties, just months before 1929 stock market crash, the Central of New Jersey Railroad inaugurated its twice-daily Blue Comet service between Jersey City and Atlantic City. Heading the fast, luxurious trains were the CNJ's nearly-new Baldwin-built class G-3 heavy Pacific's. Like most railroads in the 1920's, the CNJ had been forced to buy larger motive power to cope with heavier steel trains and increasing patronage. Aging fleets of 4-4-0s, 4-4-2s, and 4-6-0s had become inadequate as business expanded, and the 4-6-2 Pacific type became the standard fast passenger engine on many railroads. Five G-3 Pacific's, later reclassified as P47 locomotives, headed up the Jersey's famed passenger trains. Three locomotives - painted in a beautiful blue livery with nickel trim and numbered 831, 832 and 833 - covered The Blue Comet's fast schedule along the Jersey shoreline. A fourth G-3, No. 834, was painted green and sped The Bullet between New York City and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. The fifth locomotive, No. 835, wore gleaming black paint and hauled The Queen of the Valley, a deluxe train from New York City to Harrisburg.

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