1983, the Silver State Division of the Toy Train Operating Society is the only
3-rail O-Gauge club with a large permanent layout in Nevada. The layout is
inside a refurbished 1912 Pullman passenger car. In 2003, the Nevada State Railroad Museum
along with the Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway- Model Railroaders
partnered with the Silver State division to refurbish and operate a Lionel
train layout in the “Club Car.” It officially opened for public weekend visits
in 2013. The club also operates a scenic
5' x 32' four tier layout that is fully wired with TMCC and Legacy.
several major museum events, the TTOS have smaller layouts set up for toddlers
to operate. They pride themselves on encouraging children to touch the layout
and run the trains. The words “Don’t Touch” are never said to children.
to the Club Car and local events, the Silver State Division started a Boy Scout
Merit Badge program with the NSRM and the Friends. Members contribute their
time and expertise using Lionel Trains to demonstrate various types of railroad
trains, train safety and Operation Lifesaver during local Boy Scout events.
What else have the Ambassador’s been up to? Check out their product review/videos on new and old product below:
Burlington Northern LionChief™ Plus NW2 Diesel #546 SKU: 6-82164
Product Review by Bill Arndt, President Silver State
Division – TTOS
Our train club had a chance to review the
Lionel Burlington Northern LionChief™ Plus NW2 Diesel Switcher provided by The Train Engineer, Las Vegas, Nevada a
few weeks ago. We had mentioned that the
club had no first-hand knowledge of the new LionChief™ Plus products in use on
our TMCC layout. We wanted to find a new NW2 to test on our layout. Our wishes
were fulfilled when The Train Engineer offered to let us “test drive” a brand
new Burlington Northern LionChief™ Plus NW2 Diesel Switcher #546. We shot a
YouTube video of the BN #546 last week, and we posted it on our website.
Right out of the box, the engine is
stunning. The colors are vibrant and the lettering is crisp and clear. The
engine has operating couplers on both the front (hood end) and back (cab end).
The engine has operating, directional headlights and operating front marker
lights which illuminate red in reverse. The engine cab has a light, frosted
windows. The engine body has many specular details. The front radiator sports a
rolled up radiator cover. The engine weighs in just over twelve pounds. The
trucks, pilots and fuel tank are die-cast metal. The colors are spot on. You
can even read the Builder’s Plate on the side of the unit.
But, the real test is on the tracks
pulling a long string of freight cars. Since this was our first time running a
Lionel LionChief™ Plus engine, we read the Owner’s Manual before engaging power
to the tracks. Good thing we did. The Lion Chief™ Plus system actually comes
with its own LionChief remote control. The “Plus” part of the name suggests
something more. That “plus” is the opportunity to use a regular transformer or
power supply capable of supplying a constant 18 volts of alternating current
(18 VAC) or 18 volts of direct current (18 VDC) to the track. However, you can
use a conventional three-rail AC transformer with a throttle and whistle and
horn button, or you can elect to use the remote control. Before you do, there
are a few things you need to do.
If you elect to run the LionChief™ Plus
engine “conventionally” you will need to turn the engine over to view the
bottom of the chassis. Near the rear of the chassis (cab end) you will find
three sets of switches. One switch located on the Fireman’s side of the engine
is for the RPM switch (RPM/SND) which turns the background sounds on and off.
This only effects the sound of the engine, not the horn, bell or announcement
On the Engineer’s side of the engine under
the cab are two switches. The switch nearest the rear of the engine is the
Smoke switch (SMOKE). This turns ON and OFF the smoke unit in the engine. A
forward switch is labeled TRANSFORMER/REMOTE. This switch toggles between
REMOTE control using the hand-held remote control, or between the TRANSFORMER
control using a conventional transformer. For our demonstration, we elected to
use the REMOTE setting.
Since our Model Railroader’s Club Car
(MRCC) is equipped with Lionel’s TranMaster Command Control (TMCC), we have
separate TMCC PowerMaster running from a TMCC Cab1 Controller. For our demo, we
set our “track” to 18 VAC with the TMCC Cab1. From then on, we used the
LionChief™ Plus Remote Control to run our SW2.
Also, having read the Owner’s Manual
(78-2163-250), we opened up the rear of the LionChief™ Plus remote to install
three, AAA batteries (not included with the engine). It’s easy to install the
batteries by removing a small Phillips head screw that secures the battery
compartment hatch, lifting off the hatch to access the battery compartment, inserting
the three batteries, then replacing the battery compartment hatch. Make sure
you orient the batteries in the compartment using the +/- as shown on the
bottom of the battery compartment. Our remote control was ready to use.
We also added Smoke Fluid to the
locomotive’s smoke unit by inserting four drops of smoke fluid in each of two
exhaust stacks. We also made sure we had clean track. Before we start
let us be clear, we always make sure we have clean track before we run
any new engine. Our track in the MRCC is kept clean using track cleaning
cars in all of our train consists. We will show you one of our track
cleaning cars in a future article.
After making sure we have a clean track
and with all track power turned OFF, we placed the LionChief™ Plus engine on
the track. We powered up the Burlington Northern LionChief™ Plus SW2 Diesel
#546 by applying power via our TMCC Cab1 Remote Control. We set the track voltage at 18 VAC. We noted
the LionChief just sat on the track for a few seconds with the cab lights on,
then the engine began to “beep.” This “beeping” sound is the locomotive looking
for a signal from the LionChief™ Plus remote control. The Owner’s Manual
mentions that when the locomotive is powered up, it will beep until it “syncs”
with the remote. By switching the remote’s Power Switch to ON, the “beeping”
stopped and the locomotive start-up sounds began to play. Once started up, the
locomotive idled on the tracks waiting for a instructions from our LionChief™
Plus remote control.
LionChief™ Plus remote control is self-contained in one hand-held unit. There
are no cables, antennas, or plugs to deal with. Just flip the switch to ON, and
away you go. The remote control is so simple a five year old can figure it out
in ten seconds. We handed it to a few younger visitors and it did not take them
more than a few seconds for each of them to figure out how to operate their
first Lionel Train locomotive.
The LionChief™ Plus remote has an ON/OFF
switch, a Throttle knob, a Speed Indicator light, and an array of push buttons
for Bell, Horn, and Announcements. The ON/OFF button turns on the LionChief™
Plus remote control. The Throttle knob adjusts the speed of the locomotive
forward (clockwise) and reverse (counter-clockwise). The Bell, Horn, and Announcement
buttons do just that, they activate the bell sound, the horn sound, and the
various announcements available on all LionChief™ Plus locomotives.
The Horn and Bell buttons also activate
the couplers on the rear and front, respectively. We accidentally uncoupled our
train not knowing how the Horn and Bell buttons work. Seems if you push either
the Horn or the Bell buttons twice quickly within one second and the respective
couplers will open. We should have read the fine print in the Owner’s Manual.
It’s in there.
The Announcements are great. The
announcements change depending on the time the locomotive has been sitting
idling or if the locomotive is in motion. When idling, two different announcements
tells the operator to “Stand by,” but after 30 seconds, the announcement
changes to “Clear out bound.” Same thing is true under way. Within 30 seconds
of moving out, the announcement says the locomotive has “Departed.” Once the
locomotive has been running for over 30 seconds, the locomotive announcement
changes to “All clear ahead.”
So, how did the LionChief™ Plus locomotive
do in our testing? Wonderful. We were absolutely pleased with the performance.
We coupled up to 12 freight cars and the LionChief™ Plus locomotive pulled our
train with ease. The locomotive started out very slow at a creep, and increased
speed to a medium crawl within half the detents on the throttle control knob,
but after the tenth detent, the locomotive RPM’s and speed increased. The smoke
billowing from the two smoke stacks also increased and decreased with an
increase or decrease in throttle.
One feature we liked was the overall top
speed. We no longer have to worry about young engineers running our trains off
the end of the train board. The top speed is more prototypical than toy-like.
And, if you want even more control, you can taper the track voltage downward to
decrease the LionChief™ Plus locomotives top speed. This prevents disastrous
derailments at top speed on sharp corners. Your mileage may vary. Our train is
safe in the youngest of hands.
The Horn and Bell buttons also work
flawlessly. As we mentioned, we accidentally blew the Horn too many times too
quickly, and we uncoupled our whole train. Good thing it wasn’t in the tunnel
at the time. We have awfully long tunnels in the MRCC. You will remember that
the Horn button, if pushed twice within on second will “uncouple” the rear
coupler. The rear coupler is the one on the cab end of the locomotive and
happened to be our coupler holding our train together. So, a word to the wise,
hold the Horn button down for a second and release just like the real trains
do. That will assure you always have a train behind you coming out of the
tunnel. And, who blows the horn in the tunnel anyway? Oh, we do.
Since the MRCC has several mainlines of
which none intersect each other, we can run trains on dedicated tracks on
several levels without the fear of running into the back end of another train,
or meeting another train at a crossing. We are excited about the future using
LionChief™ Plus on our layouts. This system seems to solve the problem of
complicated wiring, young operators, and ugly, toy-like trains running on a
One final note. We found out how to adjust
the volume using the LionChief™ remote. The volume can be set remotely using
the LionChief™ Plus remote control if the locomotive is set to use the remote
setting. To enter a Volume Control Mode, place the remote control on a flat
surface, Using one hand, press the Horn and Bell buttons simultaneously. After
three seconds, the remote’s red LED will begin to flash, acknowledging that you
are in Volume Adjustment Mode. Keep the Horn and Bell buttons depressed. Using
your other hand, turn the speed control knob up or down to adjust the volume to
your preference. Release the Horn and Bell buttons to exit the Volume
Adjustment Mode. It’s that simple. We made adjustments all day. This is particularly
useful if you are trying to talk trains with someone and your noisy LionChief™
Plus engine is running nearby.
Our Burlington Northern LionChief™ Plus
SW2 Diesel locomotive #546 was a hit on the MRCC. The locomotive easily made
the grade. We tried pulling more cars, and the locomotive demonstrated great
pulling power. We were pleased with the overall performance of the engine. The
smoke unit, which has varying degrees of smoke output depending on speed,
provided a decent amount of smoke. On top of all the neat features built in, there
are a couple of items that we really like. As the locomotive speed increases,
the cab lights turn off.
This article was written
by Marin Van Dyke, The Train Engineer, 2550 Chandler #53, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Train Engineer is a local authorized Lionel dealer serving the greater southern
clean track, clean wheels and good
lubrication is critical
for proper operation
of your railroad. The
Silver State Division,
Toy Train Operating Society (SSD-TTOS) operates
multiple trains each
week in the Model Railroader’s
Club Car (MRCC) on their club layout and at special Train Meet events.
Through the years,
the club has traced roughly 95 percent of many beginning and continuing operational problems
to dirty track, wheels, pick-up
rollers and minimal lubrication. Track Maintenance: What questions need to be asked,
and which solutions are the right ones?
Two key questions to ask yourself
are: How often do you
perform preventative maintenance, and what should
be done to make sure your track is clean? An easy check
to see if your track is
dirty is to take a clean,
white rag or paper towel and run it down the
rails. If your white
cloth or paper towel has three
gray lines, it’s
time to clean the track. If your cloth has three solid
black lines on it, it’s really time to
clean the track. This
black “gunk” gets on your wheels and
reduces the electrical conductivity.
other good question
to ask is: What is the
best way to clean track? The
best way to clean
track is to use good
old elbow grease and scrub
the dirt and grime
off the rails. This
can be accomplished using a rag moistened
with track cleaner
on a clean cloth. The SSD-TTOS has way too much track to clean before each operating session, and the
manual method just takes too
much effort. Since members of the club are getting
older each day, we
do not recommend the manual method.
Simple is always better.
the SSD-TTOS uses a Lionel Track Cleaning Car (6-26835) produced
back in 2008. With the
track cleaning car, the car does all the work by applying cleaner to
the rail, if needed, and
also wipes it up as
it is run
in a train. While it may not be perfect compared to hand
cleaning the rails,
it is definitely a big improvement. The SSD-TTOS
performs this task daily in the MRCC
prior to operation, or every three hours
during busy Open House
days and every hour when set-up
at local Train
When should you clean your track?
you find a lite
amount of black residue, it's
time to clean the track. The SSD-TTOS recommends using
Lionel’s Track Cleaning Fluid
from the Lionel Maintenance
(6-62927). We have used
this fluid with excellent results. We wish
this fluid was
available separately and in
larger containers. We go
through many bottles of Track Cleaning Fluid
each operating session.
For track that has a build-up
of hard, sticky black “gunk,”
we use a product by the name
of Goo Gone™ manufactured
by Weiman. Goo
Gone was developed to remove
sticky, gummy adhesive
from solid surfaces. We found
to be perfect for extremely dirty
track. But, like
chemicals, use this product
with proper ventilation.
For mild flash rust,
tarnish or heavy build-up,
SSD-TTOS uses a Klingspor Sandflex
Polishing Blocks to remove
the gunk and grime from track surfaces.
The Klingspor blocks are wide enough
to lay across all three rails
the track. The “blocks”
are somewhat flexible.
The blocks are rectangular which means they have several
square edges which can
be used to clean wheels on engines
and rolling stock.
After using the
block a quick wipe
with Lionel Track Cleaner and you’re good
to go. The only drawback
is the blocks leave some
fine debris since they are
used to scrub the surface
and some of the blocks are
erased away and end up on the layout.
Electrical and signal conductivity is greatly affected by dirty conditions.
One way to prevent gunk and grime build-up
is to use a skidder. A skidder is type
car with a device used
along the track as the train is
moving. The skidder is a very good
to keep the track clean
during operations. SDD-TTOS
uses a type of modified skidder and cleaning car that uses
a kitchen scrubbing pad. As
the train moves around
the layout, the pad picks
up the gunk and grime from
the top of the rails. When
the pad gets dirty,
it is replaced until the pad
comes back around clean. To
the process started,
a small amount of Goo Gone
to the pad on the first trip
around the layout. After that,
the pads used are dry.
After several trips
around the layout,
the tracks are shiny and
Do not use an alcohol based
cleaner as this cleaner will attack
the steel or brass rails. We
have found that using a “skidder” and dampening the skidder cloth with alcohol will develop
a film on the rails. We have discontinued
use of a “wet” skidder in lieu of dry cleaning
using a “skidder car.”
For lubrication, use the oil contained
in the Lionel Lubrication and Maintenance Kit (6-62927), or a plastic-compatible
like LaBelle 102,107 or 108. Page 51 in
the 2016 Lionel Track & Power catalog has more
details and is an outstanding source
optimize longer trouble
free operation. Keep running
those trains . . .
Photo by Roger West Silver State Division – Toy Train Operating Society Model Railroader’s Club Car Layout
Lionel LionChief™ Western Union Telegraph General Freight Set #6-81264
Written by Bill Arndt, President Silver State Division – TTOS
For August, 2016, the Silver State Division – TTOS reviewed Lionel’s LionChief™ Western Union Telegraph Co. Ready-to-Run O-Gauge Remote Control General Freight Set, SKU 6-81264
provided by Lionel
The set included an ornately decorated General-style, wood-burning steam locomotive with wood-load tender in the historic Western Union Telegraph Company markings. The Lionel Set includes the 4-4-0 #14 General steam locomotive with tender, one baggage/ business car, one flat car with a wood vat load, one flat car with a tarped load, 40” by 60” FasTrack loop with Wall-pack power supply, extra traction tires, Smoke Fluid and Owner’s Manual.
The beautifully decorated General (4-4-0) steam locomotive features LionChief™ remote control, operating headlight, puffing smoke, On/Off switch for Sound and On/Off switch for Smoke, RailSounds RC™ sound system with chuffing sounds in sync with speed of the locomotive, all kinds of interesting background sounds, Horn, Bell, and user-activated announcements using the Remote. The tender has die-cast archbar-style trucks, operating rear coupler and a detailed wood load. The engine is powered by a DC can motor. Traction is improved with traction tires. The engine has separately applied details including front smokebox Builder’s Plate with engine number, Bell, Handrails, and old style Headlamp. But, the various announcements associated with this steam locomotive are one the best feature of this set.
The rolling stock also features die-cast archbar-style trucks with operating couplers on both ends, interior illumination in baggage/business car and removable loads on both flatcars. Also included in the set are eight curved O-36 FasTrack™ track sections, three 10" Straight FasTrack sections, one 10" FasTrack Wall-pack Terminal Section, one Wall-pack Power Supply and the LionChief Remote and a sample bottle of Smoke Fluid. The LionChief™ Remote requires three AAA alkaline batteries which are not included. The baggage/business car in real life was probably used for telegraph equipment storage and the office of the telegraph operator.
Previously, the Silver State Division - TTOS had tested Lionel’s LionChief™ Plus NW-2 diesel locomotive with great success. Up until that time, our club had no first-hand knowledge of the new LionChief™ products because our club used Lionel’s TrainMaster Command Control™ (TMCC) System on our Model Railroad Club Car (MRCC) layout using a CAB-1 controller to run trains on ten separate tracks. The test was to determine if we could run the new LionChief™ products on our layout using the new LionChief™ Remote without any modifications to our power supplies or to our wiring in the MRCC. The short answer is: It works! It works so well, in fact, we intend to convert our existing TMCC system over the LEGACY CAB-1L in the near future.
So, let’s examine the set in detail. We began by removing the General locomotive and tender from the packing box and placing the tender, then the locomotive on the track. Right out of the box, the General locomotive is stunning. The colors are vibrant and the lettering is crisp and clear without smudging. The General locomotive has an operating headlight and other spectacular details such as individually applied handrails, whistle, bell and sand and steam dome piping. The General locomotive has a “diamond” smoke stake with a bracket supporting an operating front headlight.
And, before we forget, let us remind you to place a few drops of Lionel Smoke Fluid into the top of that diamond smoke stack. Lionel places a convenient warning tag on the smoke stack to alert first time users to place a few drops of Lionel Smoke Fluid in the stack if operating the locomotive smoke feature. If you do not want smoke, switch OFF the Smoke switch located on the back of the General locomotive’s cab. Switching it ON provides power to the smoke generator. The On/Off Sound switch is also on the back of the locomotive cab. Switching to ON provides sound from the tender speaker. Switching to OFF turns off sound from the tender speaker. And, believe us, the sound on this locomotive is wonderful.
We were impressed with the ease at which we could connect the locomotive to the tender drawbar. The locomotive drawbar connector nests into the tender drawbar connector providing power to the locomotive and sound to the tender.
Some engines with advanced electronics require connection of a flexible cable tether with special connectors between the locomotive and tender. In the past, it was difficult to hook up the short wire leads for the tether. Lionel has solved this problem by placing a male connector on the engine drawbar and a female connector on the tender drawbar. Placing the engine drawbar over the tender drawbar and inserting the electrical connector on the engine drawbar into the electrical connector on the tender drawbar makes the connection between the locomotive and tender. This provides trouble-free operation. It doesn’t get much easier than this. No Plugs to deal with.
After connecting the engine and tender, we proceeded to place the two flat cars and baggage/business car on the track behind the tender, then couple up the train. Also, having read the Owner’s Manual, we opened up the rear of the LionChief™ Remote to install three, AAA batteries (not included with the set). It’s easy to install the batteries by removing a small Phillips head screw that secures the battery compartment hatch, lifting off the hatch to access the battery compartment, inserting the three AAA batteries, then replacing the battery compartment hatch. Make sure you orient the batteries in the compartment correctly as shown on the bottom of the battery compartment. Our LionChief™ Remote was now ready to use.
Running the locomotive. We “powered up” the track putting 18 volts alternating current (18 VAC) on the test track. This is accomplished by simply plugging the Wall-pack into a 120 volt household convenience outlet. The set is provided with an 18 VAC Wall-pack that plugs into a 10-inch straight terminal section of FasTrack. On the MRCC layout, we are prewired for TMCC; we use a TMCC Cab-1 Remote to control trains. We powered up the track and the General locomotive and tender came to life along with the lights in the baggage/business car.
The General locomotive has great steam sounds. Even more impressive were the announcements from the tender, but we’ll talk about that later in this article. While testing the locomotive, we shot a YouTube video of the Western Union Telegraph LionChief™ General Freight Set last week and posted it on our website. We found it very easy to operate the locomotive on the track we selected without using our old TMCC controller once we established 18 volts (AC) on our test track. The locomotive has a very slow, deliberating startup due to the first ten detents on the LionChief™ remote control speed control. This is deliberate. Once the engine gets up to speed above detent ten, the locomotive speeds up much faster. Top speed is very reasonable. Nothing too fast. The locomotive did not slip during startup and had a steady acceleration up to detent ten, then a much faster acceleration up to top speed.
But, the real test is on the track pulling a string of freight cars. The General locomotive is light-weight meaning it does not have the available tractive effort of a much heavier locomotive with a die-cast chassis and underframe. However, the General locomotive pulled the tender and cars with very little trouble. The top speed was very reasonable. We would suggest that trying to pull more than three or four cars with die-cast trucks in lieu of more light weight rolling stock with plastic trucks may be difficult due to the limit of the locomotives tractive effort. We did not experiment with trying to pull more than the provided rolling stock during this review.
Since our Model Railroader’s Club Car (MRCC) is equipped with Lionel’s TranMaster Command Control (TMCC), we have separate TMCC PowerMaster running from a TMCC Cab1 Controller. For our demo, we set our “track” to 18 VAC with the TMCC Cab1. From then on, we used the LionChief™ Remote to run the General. The LionChief™ Remote is self-contained in one hand-held unit. There are no cables, antennas, or plugs to deal with. Just flip the switch to ON, and away you go. The Remote is so simple to operate, we give the Remote to visitors in our MRCC to operate our trains. We handed it to several younger visitors and it did not take them more than a few seconds to figure out how to operate their first Lionel Train. HINT: We discovered that we can trim the track voltage slightly on our MRCC power supplies so that eager young operators cannot run the LionChief™ engines too fast and run them off the layout at a sharp curve. This hidden feature is extremely useful in controlling the upper speed limit of our LionChief™ engines in the hands of younger operators.
The LionChief™ Remote has an ON/OFF switch, a Throttle knob, a Speed Indicator light, and an array of push buttons for Bell, Horn, and Announcements. The ON/OFF button turns on the LionChief™ Remote hand-held unit. The Throttle knob adjusts the speed of the locomotive Forward (clockwise) and Reverse (counter-clockwise). The Bell, Horn, and Announcement buttons do just that, they activate the Bell sound, the Horn sound, and the various Announcements available on all LionChief™ Plus locomotives.
Tell us about the Whistle and Bell sounds. The Whistle and Bell have individual buttons on the LionChief™ Remote. The Whistle sounds very similar to an 1890’s steam whistle. The whistle has a distinctive “toot toot” kind of sound. The Bell sound is crisp and loud. No doubt, passengers at the station will know the train is either arriving or pulling out. But, it’s the various Announcements available on this set are incredible!
We initiated the announcements by pushing the Announcement button on the LionChief™ Remote. While stopped, we pushed the Announcement button once and heard, “Hey there buddy, this train is ready to move.” The second announcement was, “We’re burning daylight varmint, let’s roll.” And, if you stay in the station too long, the announcement changes to, “Jumpin’ Jehosephat, let’s get a move on.” The Operations Crew in the MRCC was on the floor laughing for several minutes. All we could say was, “OK, partner.”
Once on the move, the announcements change. The first announcement was, “That’s what I’m talking about, we’re on the move.” Then, “Folks are counting on us. We gotta keep this train moving.” But, the best announcement was, “More Steam More Steam! Let’s highball all the way there!” Again, several MRCC operators were on the floor in laughter.
So, how did the LionChief™ General locomotive do in our testing? Wonderful. We were absolutely pleased with the performance. We coupled up the set cars to the LionChief™ General locomotive and pulled our train with ease. The locomotive started out very slow at a creep, and increased speed to a medium crawl within half the detents on the throttle control knob, but after the tenth detent, the locomotive’s speed increased. The smoke billowing from the diamond smoke stacks also increased.
One feature we liked was the overall top speed. We no longer have to worry about young engineers running our trains off the end of the train board. The top speed is more prototypical than toy-like. And, if you want even more control, you can taper the track voltage downward to decrease the LionChief™ locomotive top speed. This prevents disastrous derailments at top speed on sharp corners. Your mileage may vary. Our train is safe in the youngest of hands.
Since the MRCC has several mainlines of which none intersect each other, we can run trains on dedicated tracks on several levels without the fear of running into the back end of another train, or meeting another train at a crossing. We are excited about the future using LionChief™ on our layouts. This system seems to solve the problem of complicated wiring, young operators, and toy-like trains running on a display layout.
Photos: Bill Arndt, President Silver State Division – TTOS
MRCC – Model Railroader’s Cub Car is a refurbished, full-sized 1912 Harriman passenger car located at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City, Nevada.
Lionel’s Western Union Telegraph Company LionChief™ Ready-to-Run Set on the MRCC
We also should note that we could easily run
multiple LionChief locomotives on the same track. Each LionChief locomotive has
a different frequency so multiple engines could be run on the same track. We
also could operate any of our Legacy or TMCC engines on the same track at the