Passenger volume for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe's 922 miles of main line service between La Junta, Colorado and Chicago resulted in the production of a new class of 4-6-4 Hudson locomotives from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Six of these Class 3460 oil burning locomotives were delivered in 1938 to the Santa Fe. At the time, the locomotives were the largest 4-6-4 types yet produced and utilized a fuel oil tank built into the water tank inside the tender. Such an arrangement allowed for easy conversion of the locomotive to a coal-burning type. The Santa Fe, like many railroads in the 1940s flirted with streamlining. Engine No. 3460 was actually delivered to the A.T.S.F. with light steel shrouding and a gloss blue paint scheme that earned the nickname "Blue Goose". M.T.H. released the streamlined version in 2002 and is proud to now offer the unshrouded version of one of the Santa Fe's most important locomotives. Fully outfitted with the power and performance of Proto-Sound 2.0, the Class 3460 Hudson, like all Premier steam engines, is equipped with synchronized puffing smoke, Proto-Speed control for incredible slow speed action and the hobby's only Passenger Station Proto-Effects which recreate the sound of an engine arriving at a station, complete with arrival and departure announcements, conductor direction and boarding and disembarking sounds.
- Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body - Die-Cast Metal Chassis - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Wheels and Axles - Constant Voltage Headlight - Die-Cast Truck Sides - Precision Pittmanr Flywheel Equipped Motor - Remote Controlled Proto-Couplerr - Engineer and Fireman Figures - Operating Firebox Glow - Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell - Decorative Metal Whistle - Operating Marker Lights - Lighted Cab Interior - Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoker System - Operating Tender Back-up Light - Locomotive Speed Control - 1:48 Scale Proportions - Proto-Scale 3-2T - Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring:- Passenger Station Proto-Effects - Unit Measures:27" x 2 5/8" x 4 1/8" - Operates On O-42 Curves