|Lionel Announces the First Officially Licensed Union Pacific Heritage Collection
Coming in 2007, from Lionel, the Union Pacific Heritage Collection
Coming in 2007 and 2008, in cooperation with the Union Pacific, Lionel Electric Trains will commemorate this important program by offering the Union Pacific Heritage Series Collection. This ground-breaking series will feature six SD70ACe diesel locomotives, each one painted in modern paint schemes representative of its famous fallen flag railroads:
Denver & Rio Grande Western
Chicago & North Western
To complete the collection, a seventh and final locomotive will be offered in a very special paint scheme, one that will be jointly unveiled by Union Pacific and Lionel in 2008.
To further commemorate the relationship between the two legendary companies, each will be packaged with a certificate of authenticity signed by Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jim Young and Lionel President and CEO Jerry Calabrese, and a stamped metal EMD builder’s plate with an accurate serial number and built date.
In addition, these locomotives will come equipped with Lionel’s new TMCCII LEGACY operating system and will have a suggested retail price of $449.99.
“Creating a collection like this one is the reason I’m so pleased we joined forces with the UP,” said Lionel’s Jerry Calabrese. “This collaboration will afford us unprecedented access to the Union Pacific archives and help us provide the degree of detail and authenticity our hobby expects from us.”