MTH Premier 20-3558 UP Auxiliary Water Tender I (Hi-Rail Wheels) PS3

Sale price $237.95 Regular price $249.95

*This product is not compatible with non-Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotives*

The UP was (and still is) using Heritage Fleet FEF-3 No. 844 and Challenger No. 3985 as roving ambassadors for the railroad. But with steam-era water tanks a thing of the past, the engines' range had been limited by the difficulty of supplying them with water. So the Steam Team moved three of the old tenders to its Cheyenne shop in 1989, refurbished their yellow paint jobs, and converted them into auxiliary water tankers for steam excursions.

Between 2006 and 2008, the two remaining tenders, now renumbered UPP 809 and UPP 814, were refurbished again and re-named for two retired members of the Steam Team, pipefitters Jim Adams and Joe Jordan. They continue to be used singly or as a pair when No. 844 or No. 3985 hits the road, and they will likely accompany Big Boy No. 4014 when the UP finishes its current restoration of that engine and takes it out to travel.

Adding a full scale die-cast water tender behind your Premier Line steam locomotives makes a great way to complete the prototypical look of any of these engines. Quality constructed of die-cast metal and featuring die-cast 6-wheel trucks with a Proto-Couplerr, each tender is equipped with a plug-in harness that makes hooking up your tender a snap.

  • Die-Cast Metal Body
  • Stamped Metal Floors
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Detailed 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures:10 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Operates On O-42 Curves