The EM-1 Yellowstone

Almost ten years ago, in early 2001, Lionel brought out their model of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) EM-1, a Yellowstone-type (2-8-8-4) articulated steam locomotive.  Considered the largest and finest power on the B&O, thirty EM-1's were built in 1944 and 1945 to haul coal traffic over the B&O's Cumberland Division. Even though tunnel and bridge clearances on the B&O were tight, the locomotive's designers utilized every possible square inch of space to maximize power while still operating within the clearances of B&O's main lines.  This locomotive came equipped with Lionel's TMCC remote control which allowed you to get away from the transformer, very convenient when you're shooting video!  In this True HD 1080p video, you see the EM-1 hauling a train made up of 20 Atlas woodsided reefers and a B&O caboose.

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