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Pennsy men called the I1's "Hippos" and they earned that name on trains like the famous Mt. Carmel ore trains which brought Messabi ore to the mills in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A single I1 could handle the train for most of the eastbound trip from Lake Erie docks. But the last 27 miles to the Lehigh Valley interchange at Mt. Carmel required a pair of these brutes on the head end with another pair pushing hard on the rear. These trains were a favorite for photographers catching dramatic shots of heavy steam railroading in its final days. Prior to the 1960s, nearly all the ore moved on the Pennsylvania and other eastern lines rode in conventional hoppers designed for coal. Indeed, many of these cars would be loaded with coal for the next trip west. But being much heavier by volume than coal, the ore could only be loaded in small piles in the hoppers. The Pennsy used a variety of hoppers in this service, and some cars pulled from other roads would often show up as well. Now you can add this ore traffic to your layout in dramatic fashion with the "Iron Hippo" set from Lionel! The six-car train, pulled by surviving Decapod #4483, includes a brace of 6 GLa hoppers and a CrewTalk Cabin Car to add to the fun. If you really want to challenge the grades with a long train though, you can pick up additional hoppers and I1's and battle the hill!
Set Includes:
Legacy I1 Decapod
Six GLa hoppers with ore loads
Vision cabin car
Locomotive Features:
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™
Road specific detailing
Whistle steam
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
Hopper Features:
Die-cast trucks
Operating couplers with hidden tabs
Separately applied detail parts
Easy conversion to scale wheels and couplers (available separately)
Removable resin ore loads
Vision Cabin Car Features: RailSounds equipped:
Plays freight sounds in motion
User-activated crew dialog
User-activated air whistle
Max/Min switch
Volume control
LED-illuminated interior and marker lights
Cupola details with figure
Die-cast trucks and couplers
Track IR equipped

Product Specifications
Rail Line: Pennsylvania
Gauge: O Gauge
Power: Electric
Engine Type: Steam
Min Curve: O54
Dimensions: Length: 79"
Most Recent Catalog: 2023 Big Book


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