Canadian National Coal Train Set (LEGACY SD70 #8002)

6-31787 | Price: $799.99

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Every day, modern railroads transport vast quantities of coal dug from open-pit mines to coal-fired electric power plants throughout North America. The black diamond loads are typically hauled in special aluminum coal cars that can be quickly unloaded at the utility plants. With over 10,000 cars in service, used to transport coal Bethgon-type gondolas are one of the most common cars today. Equipped with rotary couplers, these gondolas are emptied with the help of a coal car dumper, which rotates a rotary coupler car upside down while still coupled to a unit train. Their all-aluminum construction and unique bathtub-style design offer one of the most efficient ways to transport coal affordably.

Led by a Legacy-equipped Canadian National SD70M-2, the Lionel unit coal train is back again, better than ever. This impressive modern diesel set includes six bathtub gondolas that feature the revolutionary rotating coupler, as well as an upgraded level of detail and an End-of-Train device on the last car. When used in conjunction with the new Command Control Rotary Dumper, the bathtub gondolas function just like the actual prototype. Without uncoupling from the train set, each coal car can be rotated in the Rotary accessory to empty its coal load.

CN is a registered trademark of Canadian National Railway

  • D70M-2 diesel locomotive, one double rotary coupler bathtub gondola, four single rotary coupler bathtub gondolas, and one single rotary coupler gondola with a flashing End-of-Train device
  • LEGACY Control System equipped—able to run in LEGACY Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
  • Odyssey II Speed Control with ON/OFF switch
  • LEGACY RailSounds sound system featuring:
    -CrewTalk dialog and TowerCom announcements, each with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped
    -Five official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
    -Eight diesel RPM levels
    -LEGACY "Real-Time Quilling Horn" control with instant response for realistic signature "quilling" and correctly timed warning signals
    -Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds
  • Front and rear ElectroCouplers
  • Dual powerful maintenance-free motors with momentum flywheels
  • Refined conventional transformer control mode with lower starting speeds
  • Traction tires
  • Fan-driven smoke unit
  • Adjustable smoke output in LEGACY Control or TMCC mode
  • Directional lighting including LED headlights
  • Operating marker lights
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Illuminated cab interior
  • Oscillating ditch lights
  • Ground lights
  • Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank
  • Metal frame
  • Separately applied metal details
  • Engineer and fireman figures
  • Die-cast metal sprung trucks and operating couplers
  • One dual rotary coupler car and five with single rotary coupler
  • End-of-Train device on end car
  • Unique non-consecutive road numbers on each car

Gauge: Standard O Scale

Dimensions: Length: 17 1⁄2” (locomotive)
87 1⁄2” (set)

RailLine: Canadian National

Minimum Curve: O-36

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Lionel Signature Catalog 2009


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