FACTORY SEALED AHM5064 American Railroads NKP 2-8-4 Berkshire #759 HO Scale
FACTORY SEALED AHM5064 American Railroads NKP 2-8-4 Berkshire #759
In the spring of 1968 Ross Rowland, Jr., a successful Wall Street commodities broker and railfan, approached the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to see what the railroad industry had planned for next year's hundredth anniversary of the linking of the continent by rail. The answer was 'not much'. The National Park Service, on the other hand, planned a grand ceremony on May 10th at the newly created Golden Spike National Historic Site. But, outside of Utah, there were no real plans for drawing attention to this monumental event.
Rowland and his High Iron Company crew were already on course to spend thousands of man-hours restoring a main-line steam locomotive -- NKP 759 -- to operating condition. What better way to celebrate the centennial of the Golden Spike than with a cross-country excursion train pulled by 759?
The train itself was quite a sight. The entire train had been decorated in a special AAR paint scheme -- light blue with gold trim and accents. Across the side of the tender was proclaimed "AMERICAN RAILROADS".
Afterwards, the 759 pulled numerous excursions for Ross Rowland and Steamtown until being retired once more and placed back on display in 1977. Today, the locomotive remains on static display at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
FACTORY SEALED C10 Mint Condition with Mint Original Box.
One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
Steel main and side rods.
Steel handrails and coupler release bars on both loco and tender.
Many additional fine details.
Powerful can motor.
Scale 69" Drivers.
Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
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TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
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