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In need of modern steam locomotives for passenger service, the C&O built on the proven designs of their Berkshires and Texas types and returned to Lima for new Northerns. Named for the famed resort, the Greenbrier class would quickly earn a solid reputation on the road and as demands for more units rose, the C&O would come back for two additional orders of the 4-8-4s. Lima delivered the last five, Nos. 610 to 614, in 1948 amidst an optimistic time for the future of passenger service on the C&O which outpaced the delivery of diesels. Unfortunately, the next few years would see passenger service decline and diesel deliveries increase rendering the majority of the steam fleet surplus. All of the Greenbriers would be retired by the mid-1950s. Only a few years old and some of the most modern and efficient steam locomotives on any railroad, the five J3a's would fare a little better than their older sisters and were usually among the first to be called back into service and spent most of their years hauling freight. A single unit, No. 613, wore experimental smoke lifters for a short time. Otherwise, their appearance changed little over their short careers. A single locomotive, No. 614 escaped the scrap lines and would rise to fame decades later hauling specials for Chessie, Family Lines, CSX and more. Available with LEGACY and Bluetooth control and RailSounds, Whistle Steam and all the other standards you enjoy on Lionel locomotives, the J3a is an impressive addition to the Lionel Roundhouse. We're offering an in-service appearance for 611 and 613 - complete with "elephant ears!" 614 will be presented in Chessie, Family Lines and its most recent restored C&O liveries ready for passenger trips on your layout. An additional fantasy scheme will also be available for "what if" stand in power for The Chessie streamliners.
LEGACY® Control System equipped – able to run in LEGACY® Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
Bluetooth® Control - Operate with Universal Remote or LionChief® App
Lionel Voice Control (LVC) - run your locomotive by speaking commands into your phone via LionChief® App
Odyssey® II Speed Control
IR Transmitter that works with LCS SensorTrack™
Whistle steam
Road-number specific details
Powerful maintenance-free motor with momentum flywheel
Wireless Tether™ connection between locomotive and tender
ElectroCoupler™ on rear of tender
Directional lighting including operating headlight and back-up light on rear of tender
Bicolor illuminated classification lights on the front of locomotive where applicable. Using a Legacy controller, change the color of the classification lights between white or green
Traction tires
Interior illumination in cab
Die-cast metal locomotive body, pilot, and trucks
Die-cast metal tender body and trucks
High level of separately applied metal details
Separately applied builder's plate
Synchronized fan-driven smoke unit
Adjustable smoke output
Authentically detailed cab interior
Cab "glass" windows
Engineer and fireman figures
LEGACY® RailSounds® sound system featuring:
CrewTalk™ dialog with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped
TrainSounds that mimic operating dialog when the locomotive is in motion or stopped
Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
DynaChuff™ synchronized with 32 levels of intensity as the locomotive gains speed
LEGACY® "Real-Time Quilling Whistle" control with instant response for realistic signature "quilling" and correctly timed warning signals - 5 different whistles to choose from for a more customized experience.
Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds - 5 levels of bell pitching for customized sounds
Sequence Control: plays the sound effects of an entire trip, including warning sounds and announcements, based on the movement and speed of the locomotive
Current speed and fuel dialog, coal or oil loading sound effects

Rail Line: Family Lines
Road Number: 614
Gauge: O Gauge
Power: Electric
Engine Type: Steam
Min Curve: O72
Dimensions: Length: 21 ¾â?
Most Recent Catalog: 2022 C2


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Product Code:  LIO2331120

Your Price: $1,529.99


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