$275.00

The Union Pacific FEF (Four Eight Four) is easily one of the most recognizable US steam prototypes still in operation today. The FEF-3 series of steam locomotives was delivered in 1944 and were the last, and some of the largest, steam locomotives used by the Union Pacific. Operated solely by the Union Pacific, the FEF’s were intended primarily to be passenger locomotives but the UP’s large fleet of available diesels meant that the FEF’s were put to work in secondary passenger and fast freight service. In September 1987, a dream long held by steam enthusiasts came true when the Union Pacific approved the re-paint of their FEF-3 #8444 (built as #844) into the two-tone gray “Overland” colors that were applied to 800-class locomotives beginning in 1946. This livery scheme only lasted a few years, but the post-WWII color scheme made a lasting impression!

Description

Brand: Kato USA Model Train Products

Features:

  • Semi-modern appearance is appropriate for modern layouts behind UP Excursion trains as well as historical layouts operating freight and UP passenger services.
  • Coreless motor design with dual brass flywheels for silky-smooth performance at all speeds, even slow crawls.
  • Special cross-braced shock absorbers equalize the pressure on the locomotive drivers to maximize traction.
  • Greyhound Version: All-black Drivers, Graphite smokebox, gloss paint.

Details: The Union Pacific FEF (Four Eight Four) is easily one of the most recognizable US steam prototypes still in operation today. The FEF-3 series of steam locomotives was delivered in 1944 and were the last, and some of the largest, steam locomotives used by the Union Pacific. Operated solely by the Union Pacific, the FEF’s were intended primarily to be passenger locomotives but the UP’s large fleet of available diesels meant that the FEF’s were put to work in secondary passenger and fast freight service. In September 1987, a dream long held by steam enthusiasts came true when the Union Pacific approved the re-paint of their FEF-3 #8444 (built as #844) into the two-tone gray “Overland” colors that were applied to 800-class locomotives beginning in 1946. This livery scheme only lasted a few years, but the post-WWII color scheme made a lasting impression!

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