AHM 5-Coach Southern Crescent Limited Set w/Class PS-4 4-6-2 Locomotive #1396 HO Scale

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AHM 5-Coach Southern Crescent Limited Set w/Class PS-4 4-6-2 Locomotive #1396

Southern’s Crescent Limited, 1929-1941

The Crescent Limited was the Southern Railway’s most famous flagship train. The Crescent Limited ran between New York City and New Orleans on the Pennsylvania Railroad north of Washington DC and on the Southern Railway on its busy mainline between Washington and Atlanta via Charlotte NC. South of Atlanta, the Crescent Limited was handed off to the Atlanta and West Point (Alabama), the Western Railway of Alabama, and the Louisville and Nashville between Montgomery Alabama and New Orleans. The train was called the Crescent Limited because Crescent City is a nickname for New Orleans.

The Queens of Steam Locomotives

“In 1925, Southern Railway president Fairfax Harrison traveled to the United Kingdom, where he admired the country's London and North Eastern Railway's use of green-painted steam locomotives. In 1926, Harrison's trip had inspired the appearance of the second order of Ps-4s, which was being built by ALCO's Richmond Works at the time. These Ps-4s were painted in Sylvan green with gold leaf trimming and lettering. This order consisted of eleven engines for the Southern, numbered 1393-1404; seven for the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific, numbered 6476-6482; and four for the Alabama Great Southern, numbered 6688-6691.

The Ps-4 was a class of 4-6-2 steam locomotives are notable for their green with gold trim liveries and have been regarded by Smithsonian curator John H. White, Jr. as being "among the most celebrated passenger locomotives operated in the United States.” (From Wikipedia) Sole PS-4 survivor #1401 is on permanent display at the Smithsonian.

THE LOCOMOTIVE

AHM 5087E Crescent Limited Class PS4 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific Locomotive #1396

FEATURES:

  • Magnificent C-9 Mint Condition with Very Good Original Box.
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Upgraded with MRRHQ Custom High Performance LED Headlamp.
  • Upgraded with MRRHQ Custom Factory Quality Directional Back-up Light.
  • One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Steel main and side rods.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful can motor.
  • Scale 73" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Upgraded with Rear Knuckle Coupler.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:
    • TCS T1KA Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
    • TCS T1KA Standard DCC Decoder w/Keep Alive Installed.
    • TCS WOWSound 101 DCC/Sound Decoder Installed.
    • TCS WOWSound 101KA DCC/Sound Decoder w/Keep Alive Installed.
  • Other Option
    • Locomotive Delete
  • Made in Italy. Production Year 1972

THE COACHES

  • 6301CL 1920's Crescent Limited Heavyweight Pullman Coach.
  • 6302CL 1920's "Joel Chandler Harris" Crescent Limited Heavyweight Observation Coach.
  • 6303CL 1920's "William Moultrie" Crescent Limited Heavyweight Combine Coach.
  • 6304CL 1920's Crescent Limited Heavyweight Diner Coach.
  • 6305CL 1920's "Henry W. Grady" Crescent Limited Heavyweight Passenger Coach.

FEATURES

  • C8 Excellent Never-Run Condition with Good Original Boxes.
  • Minor roof scuffing on some cars.
  • 6-Wheel Heavyweight Trucks.
  • Original Track-Powered Incandescent Lighting upgraded with Track Powered Constant Intensity High Diffusion LED Lighting.
  • Full Interiors.
  • Upgraded with (Expensive) McHenry Knuckle Couplers.
  • Production Year Unknown.

HO Scale 1:87

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