Passenger Car for NYC Jet-Powered Budd RDC #M-498
Dubbed the “Black Beetle”, the M-497 jet-powered rail car was a unique experiment in American railroad history. Researching the feasibility of high-speed commuter transportation, the NYC Railroad conducted speed tests in 1966 with a modified RDC passenger car. Through the aid of a B-36 bomber engine strapped to its roof, the M-497 “Black Beetle” was tested and hit a new American speed record of 183 miles per hour.
Early in 2010, Lionel released its own version of the M-497 Jet-powered car. We are now proud to offer a special add-on passenger car that matches the original New York Central jet car paint scheme. Dubbed #498, this passenger car is fitted with side skirts and interior illumination.
NYC JET POWERED BUDD CAR "PASSENGER CAR" - 4/11
- SKU: 6-35481
- Dimensions: <p>Length: 16 ½”</p>
- Gauge: Traditional O Gauge
- price: 119.99
- year: 2010
- rail line: New York Central
- Minimum Radius: O-31
- Catalog Year: 2010
- Catalog Title: Lionel 2010 Volume 2
- Road Number: M-498
- Die-cast metal trucks
- Interior lighting
- Metal frame
- Detailed overhead vents and louvers
- Silhouettes in windows
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