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4552 Chesapeake & Ohio Class L-1 Hudson, #492, Original Orange Boiler, HO

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Sound & Operation System FEATURING ROLLING
with Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC
and DCC environments
Factory Installed Engineer / Fireman Figures

Synchronized Puffing Smoke with each Chuff

Variable Puffing Smoke Intensity and Timing

Locomotive Composition: Brass body with Die Cast Chassis

Tender Composition: Brass body with Die Cast Chassis

Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee or Compatible

Compatible Tracks: Code 83 and 100 Rail

Equipped with Traction Tires

Minimum Operating Radius: 22 in or greater

1946, the C&O took five of its Class F-19 Pacific 4-6-2 locomotives and
converted them into Class L-1 Hudsons. This rework was done in the
Huntington Shops and was completed in 1947. All but one of the new L-1s were
covered with a streamlined stainless steel cowl which was painted yellow and
silver. The tenders were cased in fluted stainless steel and tapered at the
top so they would blend exactly with the new Budd passenger cars. The
"yellowbellies" as they were called by C&O crews were numbered 490 through
494 (number 494 did not have a cowl applied). Only engine 490 survives today
and is on display at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD.

*Information adapted from

**Specifications on this page subject to change.