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Grand Central turns 100 in 2013 and the New York Transit Museum is starting the party early with its 11th Annual Holiday train Show! In a brand new layout built by Lionel, model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature GCT on a 34′ long two level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the Museum’s collection and New York Central Railroad posters from the 1920s – 1940s are also on display.
The show, at the Transit Museum’s annex at Grand Central, runs from November 21, 2012, through February 10, 2013.
Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.
Lionel 6-28029 Union Pacific BIG BOY 4-8-8-4 Steam Locomotive & Tender with Command Control The Big Boy was loved by the crews that ran her for her ease of firing and great boiler; she was much easier to fire than the challenger and was often run by inexperienced crews during WW2. (Because of man power shortages) This is Lionel’s excellent 1999 version, it has tmcc cab-1 control. The Union Pacific Big Boy, all one million pounds of it, ruled the Wahsatch Mountains for nearly 20 years. This mighty leviathan thrashed through the mountains day after day, year after year, pulling as much as 4200 tons behind its massive bulk. The inspiration for Lionel’s reproduction, the 4006 had more service miles than any of the other Big Boy locomotives when it was retired in 1961. Your wait is over-enjoy the powerful and majestic Lionel BIG BOY on your layout today! •High Torque Pittman motor •Die-cast boiler, frame and tender •Articulated RailSounds 4.0 with TowerCom, CrewTalk and DynaChuff •TrainMaster Command Control equipped •All 16 driver wheels powered •Wireless tether •Fan driven smoke generator •Detailed cab interior •Firebox glow •Engineer & Fireman figures •Operating headlight •Directional lighting •Tender mounted ElectroCoupler •Operates on 072 diameter or greater curves •Approximate length 32″ •Instructions included Video Rating: 4 / 5