After Charles A. Lindbergh completed his momentous solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis, he returned to a hero's welcome in Washington D.C. on June 11, 1927. The occasion was to be captured on newsreel film by many press film agencies who had chartered planes to bring the undeveloped film to New York City. The exception was the International Newsreel Co., who instead chartered a train headed by Pennsy No. 460.
While the train sped along at an average speed of 74 mph, the Lindbergh newsreels were being developed and edited in a converted baggage car which served as a darkroom. They covered the 216 miles from Washington D.C. to New York City in only 175 minutes. When No. 460 arrived at Pennsylvania Station, special messengers were waiting to deliver the ten complete newsreels to movie theaters. Patrons at the Broadway theaters were viewing Lindy's arrival in Washington 15 minutes later, more than an hour before the others arrived. The Lindbergh Special made the day for the International Newsreel Co. Visit our BLOG for a further fascinating look at survivor Pennsy E6 #460, the "Lindbergh Special".
NEW C9 Mint Condition with Mint Original Box
Super Low Production COA #74.
Original Shipping Carton.
MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
Test track run time only.
Heavy die cast metal frame, motor mount, leading and trailing trucks.
Sagami Can Motor with "Powerdrive" sealed gearbox.
Silent, flexible drive and slippage-free oversize knurled drive wheel axles.
Full working chrome steel valve gear.
Factory Directional rear Tender lighting.
Authentic brass detail castings:
Tender cool shovel
Non-working knuckle couplers
Brass Bell and coupler release bars.
Replaceable Brass Wheel Bearings.
Authentic paint and printing.
Limited Production Run of 2500.
Certificate of Authenticity with individual Serial Number.
Original non-negotiable PPR Stock Certificate.
Upgraded with working Rear Kadee Knuckle Coupler. (Original Brass static Knuckle Coupler included.}
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.
Engineer figure Installed in Cab.
Mantua Catalog 1996 MSRP $195.00
Dimensions: Locomotive 5 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8" Tender 3 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8"
HO Scale 1:87
* DCC Installations for Mantua 4-4-2 Locos are complex due to dual chassis grounded incandescent Headlamp and Marker Light bulbs.