Niagara! New York Central, not Falls!

Back in 2001, MTH brought out a Premier line model of the New York Central Niagara, a very powerful 4-8-4 steam locomotive.  On other railroads, these were called by a variety of names, including Northerns.  This was one of the very early models that had the then-new Protosound 2 package of sound and remote control electronics.  The prototypes were used for both heavy freight service and fast passenger service as part of NYC's Great Steel Fleet including the 20th Century Limited from NYC to Chicago and were built in the mid-1940's.  Unfortunately, it wasn't that long before diesels replaced steam, and their lifetime was all too short.  Sadly, none were preserved.  In this True HD 1080p video, you can see the model, which though ten years old and used quite often has held up very well, hauling its matching passenger cars.  Back then, the cars came with silhouettes in the windows rather than with finished interiors that you could populate with miniature people, but such is life.

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