Yet Another Diesel?

In 2002, MTH brought out a Premier line model of the 2500 HP transfer diesel that Lima-Hamilton built for the Pennsylvania RR.  Though not a fan of diesels, these were sufficient ugly to appeal to me.  🙂  The 22 prototypes were built in 1950-1951, and these boxy center-cab units served for transfer work, which was similar to switching but on a larger scale. Rather than simply moving cars around a yard, these more powerful diesel engines moved cars from one yard to another, covering longer distances and heavier consists that would have been too challenging for many switchers.  In this true HD 1080p video, I show it moving a mixed consist of Pennsy freight cars out on the mainline, probably going from one yard to another.  As you can see in the video, it runs and sounds great and is a great freight hauler.

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