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Kato USA Model Train Products Union Pacific FEF-3 Steam Locomotive #844 Train

  • Coreless motor design with dual brass Flywheels for silky-smooth performance at all speeds, even slow crawls
  • Special cross-braced shock absorbers equalize the pressure on the locomotive drivers to maximize traction
  • Illuminated headlight and locomotive number boards
  • DCC friendly design, allowing for easy drop-in installation of DCC. All detail parts installed and ready-to-run!
  • 11″ (282mm) minimum turning radius on ground level track, 15″ (381mm) minimum turning radius on viaduct track.

Product Description
The Union Pacific FEF (four eight four) is easily one of the most recognizable us steam prototypes still in operation today. The FEF-3 series of steam locomotives was delivered in 1944 and were the last, and some of the largest, steam locomotives used by the Union Pacific. Operated solely by the Union Pacific, the FEF’s were intended primarily to be passenger locomotives but the Up’s large fleet of available diesels meant that the FEF’s were put to work in secondary… More >>

Kato USA Model Train Products Union Pacific FEF-3 Steam Locomotive #844 Train

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Lionel Legacy Union Pacific FEF-3 #844 (GREY)

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

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