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MTH Trains 20-20953 O Scale Premier SD70ACe Spirit of the Union Pacific

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MTH Trains 20-20953 O Scale Premier SD70ACe Spirit of the Union Pacific with Proto-Sound 3.0. Locomotive Features include: Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body, Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank, Metal Chassis, Metal Handrails and Horn, Movable Roof Fans, Metal Body Side Grilles, Detachable Snow Plow, (2) Hand-painted Engineer Cab Figures, Authentic Paint Scheme, Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears, (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers, O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads, Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting, Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights, Lighted LED Cab Interior Light, Illuminated LED Number Boards, (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors, Operating LED Ditch Lights, Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust, Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder, Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments, Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable, 1:48 Scale Proportions, Unit Measures:18 1/2” x 2 5/8” x 4”, Operates On O-42 Curves. Diesel DCC Features include: F0 Head/Tail light, F1 Bell, F2 Horn, F3 Start-up/Shut-down, F4 PFA, F5 Lights (except head/tail), F6 Master Volume, F7 Front Coupler, F8 Rear Coupler, F9 Forward Signal, F10 Reverse Signal, F11 Grade Crossing, F12 Smoke On/Off, F13 Smoke Volume, F14 Idle Sequence 3, F15 Idle Sequence 2, F16 Idle Sequence 1, F17 Extended Start-up, F18 Extended Shut-down, F19 Rev Up F20 Rev Down, F21 One Shot Doppler, F22 Coupler Slack, F23 Coupler Close, F24 Single Horn Blast, F25 Engine Sounds, F26 Brake Sounds, F27 Cab Chatter and F28 Feature Reset.

 In 1943 thousands of Union Pacific employees voluntarily increased their War Bond payroll deductions to fund the construction of a heavy bomber. To honor their efforts, a new Boeing B-17 was christened Spirit of the Union Pacific. On its fifth mission, led by Captain Robert Short, it was shot down in a raid on enemy installations at Munster, Germany. Short and most of his crew parachuted to safety. Nearly three-quarters of a century later, October 2017, the Union Pacific unveiled SD70AH diesel No. 1943 (an SD70ACe with extra weight to improve traction), in tribute to the United States armed forces and “spotlighting the Union Pacific’s relationship with thousands of veterans who helped build America after defending the United States.” Named after that original B-17, No. 1943’s paint scheme was created in collaboration with Union Pacific veterans honoring every branch of the U.S. armed forces. The front of the locomotive is painted in Air Force Silver, emblazoned with the blue “nose sash” of the former Strategic Air Command. The lettering inside the sash is the original hand-drawn font used on the Spirit B-17. In contrast, all engine numbers are in a military-style block font. Behind the cab is the Coast Guard’s “Racing Stripe,” followed by the Navy’s Battleship Gray, framing the Union Pacific's traditional American flag. The military camouflage in the radiator area honors the Army and Marines, and the final message on the rear of the engine is the POW/MIA symbol and its motto, "You Are Not Forgotten."




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