What Are Some Models of Lionel Engines?


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As of 2015, Lionel Trains offers several models of locomotives including the Pennsylvania Legacy, New York Central Legacy, Rock Island Legacy and Southern Legacy. Locomotives are available in steam or diesel engines and come in four gauge sizes: Imagineering, G-gauge, O-gauge and S-gauge.

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The Pennsylvania Legacy steam engine is a model of the railroad's M1 engine. The motor is momentum flywheel and controls are wireless. The model features crew audio, signal audio, chugging sounds that increase with speed, and realistic warning signals. The model is die-cast metal with traction wheels and working interior and exterior lights.

The New York Central Legacy engine features a Heavy Mikado boiler that was used by the railroad from 1918 to 1944. The engine is die-cast with wireless controls and traction control wheels. The engine's whistle activates a fan-controlled smoke exhaust. The interior of the engine features a glowing firebox and ashcan and comes with engineer and fire fighter figurines.

The Rock Island Legacy diesel engine is a model from the mid-1960s. The engine boasted 2,400 horsepower and was an upgrade from the first generation of diesel engines. The model features crew, safety and control power audio along with eight diesel speed sound effects. The engine features front and rear flywheel motors with a metal frame. The model comes with conductor and engineer figurines with interior and exterior lighting.

The Southern Legacy model is based on the large diesel engines that replaced many steam trains in the 1960s. The model features audio of a complete train trip that changes according to speed. This engine features dual motors and adjustable smoke output. The model has interior and exterior lights including LED headlights and illuminated number boards.

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