Kato USA Model Train Products Union Pacific FEF-3 Steam Locomotive #844 Train

August 7, 2017 - Comment

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

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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. Today, FEF-3 #844 (at some times during history also known as #8444 to avoid numbering conflictions with a diesel loco) survives to pull excursion trains as a publicity locomotive for the Union Pacific, and is one the Up’s oldest operating locomotives having never been retired from service.

Product Features

  • 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
  • Illuminated headlight and locomotive number boards
  • DCC friendly design, allowing for easy drop-in installation of DCC. All detail parts installed and ready-to-run!
  • 11″ (282mm) minimum turning radius on ground level track, 15″ (381mm) minimum turning radius on viaduct track.

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