MTH Electric Trains
RailKing Premier Steam Baldwin P47 4-6-2 Pacific Proto-Sound 3.0, Scale Wheels -- Central Railroad of New Jersey #832 (Blue Comet, blue, graphite)

MTH Electric Trains
RailKing Premier Steam Baldwin P47 4-6-2 Pacific Proto-Sound 3.0, Scale Wheels -- Central Railroad of New Jersey #832 (Blue Comet, blue, graphite)

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$899.95
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Scale
  • Central RR of New Jersey
  • Walthers Part # 507-2034612

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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 Pacifics. Like most railroads in the 1920s, 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 P47 Pacifics 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
 
Model features include die cast boiler and tender body, die cast metal chassis, authentic paint scheme, metal wheels and axles, constant voltage headlight, operating firebox glow, lighted cab interior, decorative metal whistle and operating tender back-up light. Locos are equipped with precision flywheel motor, speed control in scale MPH increments, real coal load and synchronized puffing ProtoSmoker system. Operates on O-36 curves.