Double-Headed Christmas Locomotives!

I had hoped to have this video up for Christmas as well, but the fates conspired against me.  Oh well, better late than never! 🙂 After bringing out the Christmas Express ready-to-run Standard Gauge set in 2002, which came with the #10 electric locomotive, MTH followed-up in 2004 with another ready-to-run set, this one coming with the #384E steam locomotive and tender, another stalwart of the long-ago Standard Gauge era.  The original set had three cars, the second set had two cars, and with additional cars added over the years, it's up to nine cars.  Since only one observation car can be used on a train, when I string them all together there are eight.  As you will have seen in the previous video, the eight cars are quite a load for just the #10 which was slipping its wheels quite a bit.  In this True HD 1080p video, here are both locomotives, double-headed with DCS, hauling the eight cars.  Now, there is no wheel slipping! 🙂 Here are Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, with the Santa baggage car for good measure.  They're running on my Sky's The Limit Layout seven feet up off the floor and next to the ceiling!

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