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Lionel 6-38080 Western Pacific GS-64 # 485 – TMCC – RS 5.0 – kgtrains

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Lionel 6-38080 Western Pacific GS-64 # 485 – TMCC – RS 5.0 – kgtrains This is another engine that I think is under rated by collectors. They have amazing details and are almost impossible to find. (they sold in very low numbers) Introduced in 1937, the Southern Pacific’s Daylight trains became some of the most heavily traveled routes in the country. Cars and locomotives received a brilliant livery of orange, red and silver. Streamlined, state of the art 4-8-4 locomotives dubbed the GS-2 class became the very first preferred power for these prestigious runs. A near copy of the GS-2 was produced again in 1943 for both the Southern Pacific and Western Pacific. These 4-8-4s were unstreamlined due to wartime material shortages. Whether classed GS-6 on the SP or GS-64 on the WP, the locomotives performed admirably in freight and passenger service. Both of these new scale-sized locomotives provide accurate replicas of two classic western steamers. With an open cab and 220-R tender, the Lionel GS-2 remains true to its prototype, the very first GS-2 Daylight, Southern Pacific #4410. An all-new set of Daylight 18″ aluminum passenger cars is also available. The Lionel GS-64 marks the first time that this classic Western Pacific steamer has ever been correctly modeled in die-cast metal O gauge. Although based on the GS-2 boiler and running gear, the GS-64 included many notable distinctions, such as an all-weather cab and 235-R tender. Both locomotives come fully equipped with the
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