Roundhouse took some poetic license in 1984 with the introduction of their Southern Pacific Overton Series in SP Daylight livery. In reality, long after most Overton coaches had been reduced to kindling, the first SP Daylight Limited was introduced on April 28, 1922 running non-stop from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the longest non-stop run in the world at the time. With a stunning orange, black and silver paint scheme, the various Daylight Limiteds were often referred to as the most beautiful trains in the world. This being said, beauty is where you find it and you will find only one of this gorgeous MRRHQ Custom Limited Edition IHC/Roundhouse 1890s SP Daylight Overton Passenger Trains here and nowhere else.
Unequaled attention to detail, craftsmanship, technological innovation and respect for the great, vintage models trains of days gone by. Only from the modelers at MRRHQ.
Little Known Facts about the Southern Pacific Railroad:
The importance of the SP in the growth and history of the U.S. reached far beyond just it's railroad operations. It was the defendant in the landmark 1886 United States Supreme Court case Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad which is often interpreted as having established certain corporate rights under the Constitution of the United States.
Also involved in humanitarian efforts and technological innovation, the SP founded important hospitals in San Francisco, Tucson, and elsewhere. In the 1970s, it also founded a telecommunications network with a state-of-the-art microwave and fiber optic backbone. This evolved into Sprint, a company whose name came from the acronym for Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Networking Telephony.
MRRHQ Collectible HO Scale IHC Premier M802 Southern Pacific "Modern" American 4-4-0
Spectacular C-9 Mint Condition with Excellent Original Box.
MRRHQ Custom Series II Directional "Soft White" LED Back-up Lighting.
One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
Steel main and side rods, guides, hand rails, fittings and coupler lift bars.
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 front and rear Knuckle Couplers.
Optional Upgrades Available:
TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed Installed.
TCS T1KA Standard DCC Decoder with Keep Alive Installed Installed.
TCS WOWSound 101 DCC/Sound Decoder Installed.
TCS WOWSound 101KA DCC/Sound Decoder with Keep Alive Installed
Engineer Figure Installed in Cab.
Don't want the Locomotive? Choose "Locomotive Delete".
Made in Slovenia by Mehano. Production Year 1990.
Click HERE for historical information about this legendary locomotive class.
Dimensions: Locomotive 5 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 1 7/8" Tender 3 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4"
MDC/Roundhouse Trains began as "The Roundhouse" in 1938 and, then, as Roundhouse Trains and, later, as MDC/Roundhouse. For nearly 70 years Roundhouse was one of the great names in model railroading. The beautiful coaches included in this set were meticulously assembled and upgraded by MRRHQ from New Old Stock Roundhouse kits that have been discontinued for over 30 years.