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N 4-8-4 GS-4 BNSF Excursion Version #4449


The GS-4 runs on four massive 80 drivers, 300lbs PSI boiler pressure, and puts out a roaring 5,500 horsepower at 55mph, with a maximum speed of 110 mph. Large drivers give the locomotive a tremendous top speed; the telling mark of a steam engine built for passenger service. In 2000, the #4449 was repainted black and silver for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe employee appreciation special. It was to celebrate the BNSF freight railroad and to commemorate the days of the 4449 and other GS locomotives assigned to freight, helper, or local passenger trains. This train excursion went through Seattle, Washington and then east into Montana before heading back to her home in Portland, Oregon.

    Model Features
  • Illuminated headlight and blinking mars light on the nose of the locomotive.
  • Special excursion paint scheme with "white wall" rims
  • Detailed cab interior
  • Powerful skewed armature motor and traction tire equipped driver allows the GS-4 to pull a full 18 car Daylight consist up a 3% grade
  • DCC friendly design, allowing for easy drop-in installation of an EM13 DCC decoder. This locomotive is also available with DCC pre-installed from Kato USA!
  • 11" (282mm) Minimum turning radius on ground level track, 15" (381mm) Minimum turning radius on Viaduct track.
  • All detail parts installed.

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  • Model: 126-0312

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 19 May, 2017.

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