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Pat's Trains : MTH RailKing - 30-21116-1 RailKing - 2022 Special Projects Patrick’s Trains Jersey Central Dash 8 Diesel Engine Set (30-21116-1) Rd# 4001
30-21116-1 RailKing - 2022 Special Projects Patrick’s Trains Jersey Central Dash 8 Diesel Engine Set (30-21116-1) Rd# 4001
30-21116-1 RailKing - 2022 Special Projects Patrick’s Trains Jersey Central Dash 8 Diesel Engine Set (30-21116-1) Rd# 4001

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Once upon a time...In the mid-1970's, before CONRAIL, the JERSEY CENTRAL/CRR-NJ ordered 2 DASH-7 locomotives from GE. In the turmoil of the beginning of CONRAIL, this order for 2 DASH-7s was somehow forgotten and never cancelled. Rather than loose an opportunity for much-needed locomotives, power short CONRAIL allowed the production of these 2 DASH-7s to continue, but since GE no longer made DASH-7's, the DASH-8 version was built instead in the same paint specifications of the original JERSEY CENTRAL/CRR-NJ order! Delivered as JERSEY CENTRAL/CRR-NJ #4001 and #4002 in green and yellow, these 2 DASH-8's made their maiden trip from the GE plant in Erie, PA into CR freight service in the NY Metro area. Only 1 round trip as trains JH-7/HJ-4 from the former CNJ yard at Elizabethport, NJ to Allentown, PA and return was ever made to satisfy Equipment Trust Bank obligations and upon return the #4001-#4002 were immediately repainted and renumbered into the CR blue paint scheme at the former CRR-NJ locomotive shops at Elizabethport. No photos of these green and yellow Dash 8's are known to exist.

NOTE: When originally ordered from GE, these 2 locomotives were to be dedicated to the CENTRAL RR CO. OF NEW JERSEY VETERAN EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, America's oldest railroad veteran association...and still in operation in 2022 even though the CRRNJ itself ceased to exist as a railroad in 1976!

Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank Metal Chassis Metal Handrails and Horn (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures Authentic Paint Scheme Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights Lighted LED Cab Interior Light Illuminated LED Number Boards Operating LED Ditch Lights (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments 1:48 Scale Proportions Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects Unit Measures: 18 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 Operates On O-31 Curves Diesel DCC Features F0 Head/Tail light F1 Bell F2 Horn F3 Start-up/Shut-down F4 PFA F5 Lights (except head/tail) F6 Master Volume F7 Front Coupler F8 Rear Coupler F9 Forward Signal F10 Reverse Signal F11 Grade Crossing F12 Smoke On/Off F13 Smoke Volume F14 Idle Sequence 3 F15 Idle Sequence 2 F16 Idle Sequence 1 F17 Extended Start-up F18 Extended Shut-down F19 Rev Up F20 Rev Down F21 One Shot Doppler F22 Coupler Slack F23 Coupler Close F24 Single Horn Blast F25 Engine Sounds F26 Brake Sounds F27 Cab Chatter F28 Feature Reset
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MTH RailKing
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