Lionel VISION Line

Santa FE 3000 Steam Locomotive

In 1911, Santa Fe 2-10-2’s were combined with Baldwin-built front boiler sections to create ten mammoth 2-10-10-2 articulated mallet locomotives. At that time, these were the largest locomotives in the world – over 120 feet in length with tender, and weighing nearly a million pounds. Besides its enormous size, one of the most arresting features of the 2-10-10-2 was the sleek “turtleback” tender that serviced the loco. With rounded sides and rear, and an overall modern appearance, turtleback tenders had a clean, streamlined look that was years ahead of its time. Most eye-catching was the distinctive cow-catcher fitted on the rear of the tender. With this locomotive, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway discovered the limits of the compound mallet locomotive experiment. While their tractive effort was phenomenal, the engines suffered in overall speed. Simply put, the under-designed boiler and firebox could not make steam fast enough to power the massive cylinders at higher speeds. Ultimately, 3000-class mallets were relegated mainly to helper service in California on the Cajon Pass and on the Tehachapi Loop. By 1918, all ten “magnificent failures” were converted back to 2-10-2 locomotives. The unique turtleback tenders, however, lived on throughout the steam era to service a large assortment of Santa Fe engines. Wha t ma kes this a Vision offering? For starters, like all top-of-the-line Lionel locomotives, it comes fully equipped with the LEGACY Control System, Odyssey II Speed Control, and LEGACY RailSounds; it has all the hi-tech realism you expect from Lionel. But that’s only the beginning.

Unparalleled VISION Detailing and Lighting Features!
Like the CC2, our 2-10-10-2 takes model train realism to new heights with unprecedented body detailing, interior cab realism, and numerous separately applied parts.
  • Upgraded realistic coupling a • nd hose details between locomotive and tender
  • Swing-out scale front coupler with interchangeable O gauge coupler for double-heading
  • Opening roof hatch on cab
  • Decorated cab interior with enhanced panel detail
  • Cab window glass
  • Enhanced realistic lighting in cab interior
  • Directional lighting including operating headlight and back-up light
  • Illuminated front classification lights on locomotive
  • Illuminated rear marker lights on tender
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Flickering firebox in cab
  • Variable ashpan glow


New Steam and Smoke Features!
Lionel introduces TruRail Steam – a new CAB-controlled, variable intensity steam and smoke effect. See all the features operators can simulate:
  • Dramatic and realistic BLO W-DOWN effects
  • New and accurate WHISTLE STE AM effects
  • Fan-driven smoke unit with adjustable smoke output delivers varying intensity of smoke to main stack, blow-down valve, and whistle
  • All steam effects are synchronized to the RailSounds sound system and are user controllable
Upgraded Sound Features!
  • LEGACY RailSounds sound system synchronizes realistic sounds to nearly all aspects of locomotive operation, features, and effects. This product also includes two state-of-the-art FatBoy speakers for the ultimate in sound reproduction. Just look at how many ways you can enhance the sound experience:
  • Control realistic sounds synchronized to TruRail Steam features including blowdown and whistle steam effects
  • Independently adjustable volume control allows you to use the Remote Controller to lower the level of background effects (such as chuffing) while keeping operator controlled effects (such as the whistle) at full volume
  • TruRail Dialog – Activate our upgraded dialog features which boasts the most realistic dialogue scenes and authentic railroad terminology possible. Also, dialog scenes can change with engine operation and user control.
  • Five official railroad speed with CrewTalk dialog
  • TruRail Signals – Activate the “quilling” whistle and user playable bell featuring continuous or single strike sounds with variable intensity. There’s a dedicated CAB-2 control for both whistle and bell functions
  • TruRail Laboring – Control the variable laboring sounds with 32 levels of simulated dynamic load of the locomotive.
  • TruRail Chuff – Experience prototypical four-chuffs per revolution chuffing sound synchronized with linkage and drive wheel position.


Plus all the high-end features you’ve come to expect from Lionel
  • LEGACY Control System equipped – You can run the engine 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
  • High-torque motor with momentum flywheel
  • Wireless Tether connection between locomotive and tender
  • ElectroCoupler on rear of tender
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body, frame, and trucks
  • Die-cast metal tender body and trucks
  • Traction tires
  • Accurate separately-applied builder’s plates
  • Engineer and fireman figures

6-11155 $2,499.99

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