Union Pacific LEGACY Scale 4-8-4 FEF Northern (Black) #844
Last of the Great Steam Locomotives
Between 1937 and 1944, in a series of three classes, Union Pacific received its entire line of 45 Alco-built FEF 4-8-4 “Northern” locomotives. Famous for high speed passenger service, these 4-8-4 bullets pulled Union Pacific trains like the Overland Flyer, Portland Rose, and Challenger at speeds as high as 100 mph. Displaced by the arrival of diesel locomotives in the mid 1950’s, many FEF steam locomotives quickly “met the cutting torch,” while others were reassigned to freight service, where they continued to haul loads at record speeds.
One special Union Pacific Northern still operates today: the legendary #844 FEF-3 4-8- 4. This engine holds the distinguished honor of being the only steamer never retired by a North American Class I railroad, and the last steam locomotive ever built for the Union Pacific. Still used for company and public excursions, it is kept at the Union Pacific engine house in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Now the legendary #844 FEF-3 (Four-Eight-Four, Series 3) locomotive is offered by Lionel. It is made from all-new tooling, and comes equipped with the LEGACY Command Control System, LEGACY RailSounds, and prototypically accurate detailing and decoration. The Lionel FEF-3 locomotive is available in two classic schemes: black with a light graphite smoke box and firebox, or two-tone grey passenger scheme featuring Armour Yellow lettering and striping. Both FEF- 3 locomotives are accurately modeled with dual stacks and “elephant ear” smoke deflectors that reduced smoke flow over the cab, a Worthington SA feedwater heater, and an all-weather enclosed cab with an opening roof hatch. The engine is matched with a prototypical 14-wheel “centipede” oil-firing tender.
- LEGACY Control System
- Smoke Unit
- Wireless Tether
- Odyssey System II
- LEGACY RailSounds
Installing the FEF-3 Red Lens
FEF3 - 11/07
- SKU: 6-11131
- Dimensions: 28 3/4”
- Gauge: Standard O Scale
- price: 1159.99
- year: 2008
- rail line: Union Pacific
- Minimum Radius: O-72
- Catalog Year: 2009
- Catalog Title: Lionel Signature Catalog 2009
- Road Number: 844
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