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MRRHQ Custom Great Northern 13 Car Express Reefer Freight Set HO Scale

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MRRHQ Custom Great Northern 13 Car Express Reefer Freight Set

The Great Northern Railway ran from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, more than 1,700 miles. It was the creation of the 19th century railroad tycoon James J. Hill and was developed from the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. The Great Northern's route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the United States and was north of the Northern Pacific Railway route. It was completed on January 6, 1893, at Scenic, Washington.

The GN was the only privately funded, and successfully built, transcontinental railroad in United States history. No federal land grants were used during its construction, unlike every other transcontinental railroad built. In 1970 the Great Northern Railway merged with three other railroads to form the Burlington Northern Railroad, which merged in 1996 with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway.

The GN received its first "Mikado" type locomotives in 1911 and, over it’s storied history, would roster nearly 300 “Mikes” with some serving into the early 1960’s. The 25 GN Class 0-8 Mikados were the heaviest ever built.

There is one surviving Great Northern 2-8-2 "Mikado" type locomotive. It is a Class O-1, number 3059, which is on display at a city park in Williston, ND.


IHCM 9805 Great Northern Class 0-8 2-8-2 Mikado Locomotive #3380


  • NEW C-9 Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box.
  • Test Track run time only.
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Operating Headlamp.
  • Factory installed Rear Tender Lighting.
  • One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Steel main and side rods.
  • Real brass bell.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful state-of-the-art can motor w/flywheel.
  • Scale 63" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Upgraded with working rear Kadee all-metal Knuckle Coupler.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:
    • TCS T1 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.
  • Made in Slovenia by Mehano. Production Year 1995.

Dimensions: Locomotive 7 x 1 3/8 x 2" Tender 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2"


MDC/Roundhouse 00978 GN 12 Car 50' Express Reefer Kit Assortment


  • Limited Edition available by subscription ONLY July-September 2000.
  • Professionally Assembled from Kits by MRRHQ.
  • 5 Different Paint Schemes.
  • 12 Unique Road Numbers.
  • Upgraded w/Awesome Walthers Proto 2000 Easy-Rolling All-Metal RP25 Wheel Sets.
  • Upgraded w/All-Metal Kadee Knuckle Couplers.
  • All original Paperwork Included.
  • Made in U.S.A,


Walthers Platinum Series 932-7516 GN 30' Offset Cupola 3-Window Wood Caboose


  • Accurately scaled from engineering drawings.
  • Crisp, detailed realistic lettering matched to prototype photographs.
  • Knuckle Couplers.
  • Realistic satin paint finish.
  • Low friction non-magnetic needlepoint metal axles and metal wheels.
  • Metal Cupola Handrails and Stack Supports.
  • Upgraded with Exclusive MRRHQ MagLED® MLM1 Evolutionary Model Railroad Lighting System.

HO Scale 1:87

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