MTH 70-3016-1 Union Pacific G Scale 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Locomotive PS2/Box

MTH 70-3016-1 Union Pacific G Scale 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Locomotive PS2/Box 658081084244 MTH 70-3016-1 Photo from Seller
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USD 1150
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popstar USD 1150 12/13/2017 3:00 AM
guanotwo USD 1125 12/13/2017 2:57 AM
Shifty USD 1100 12/13/2017 2:57 AM
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popstar USD 780.09 12/13/2017 2:34 AM
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  • Current Price: USD 1150
  • Highest bidder: popstar
  • Shipping: USD 27.99 to United States (log in for actual fees)
  • Item Grade: C-6
  • Box: Boxed
  • Box Grade: P-6
  • Condition: Used


This is an MTH 70-3016-1 Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0, (Yellow Stripes)Cab No. 3980. In the midst of the Great Depression, Union Pacific designed and asked ALCO to build the best high-speed simple articulated engines to grace American rails. The 4-6-6-4 Challenger first appeared on UP rails in 1936, and it was clear from the beginning that it could handle tremendous tonnage at high speeds. Although the Challenger was designed for fast freight work, the UP also used it for passenger service; the engine proved it could easily handle any task it was given. It was in a round-about way that Clinchfield took possession of their Challengers. Early in World War II, UP entered an order for several more Challengers. The War Production Board refused to let UP have the entire order and diverted six of the new Challengers on a lease program to the Rio Grande, which used the locomotives until the war's end. In 1947, eastern coal hauler the Clinchfield Railroad bought all six Challengers. They moved the Challengers east under their own power and put them to work pulling long coal trains. By 1953, though, steam locomotives were phased out and Clinchfield's Challengers were retired. M.T.H. is proud to reintroduce the Challenger in the markings of five railroads in the 2004 RailKing One-Gauge line. This model of a classic American prototype will look right at home in virtually any garden setting, due to the prototype's use across the span of the United States. Pull-out fact: The UP apparently expected to get the remaining six Challengers they had ordered after the war, but the U.S. government, who owned them, stored them in Salt Lake City until striking the deal that sold them to Clinchfield. Features include Detailed Polycarbonate Boiler and Tender Body, Authentic Paint Scheme, Metal Wheels and Axles, Operating Knuckle Coupler, Lighted Number Boards, Interchangeable Hook & Loop Coupler, and Constant Voltage Lighting.

This item has been graded per TCA standards C-6: Very Good. The decorative bell is broken. There are a few light scratches and rub marks on these items. Due to the date of manufacture, the buyer may need to replace the battery. Check the photos for a detailed look at this item.The instruction manual is not included. The original box is included. Overall condition is Very Good.

Condition: Very Good (C-6)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-6) Popularity: Unknown

Manufacturer: MTH
Model Number: 70-3016-1
Road Name: Union Pacific
Original MSRP: $1299.95

Scale/Era: G Scale
Model Type: Steam Loco Shipping Rates:

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Asia and Australia$463.59$463.59

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The Trainz SKU for this item is 4068037.

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