"Montreal Limited" Passenger Train.
"Montreal Limited" Passenger Train.

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Article No. 26495
Gauge H0
Design type 1:87
Era III
Kind Train Sets
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Highlights

  • Limited worldwide to 1,999 pieces!
  • Number boards on the sides are lighted.
"Montreal Limited" Passenger Train.

Product

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. Each A unit has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered on each A unit. Traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The Mars light can be controlled separately. The lights and lighting are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. All of the cars have factory-installed interior lighting. The observation car has...

Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. Each A unit has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered on each A unit. Traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The Mars light can be controlled separately. The lights and lighting are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. All of the cars have factory-installed interior lighting. The observation car has a red marker light. The cars draw their power from the observation car via current-conducting couplings. Total train length is approximately 173.5 cm / 68-5/16".

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One-time series.

Publications

- New items brochure 2013 - Product programme 2013/2014

Prototype information

Like many other American railroads, the Delaware & Hudson Railway (D&H) at the start of the Sixties displayed little remaining interest in its most famous passenger trains, the "Montreal Limited" (an overnight train) and the "Laurentian" (a daytime train) between New York City and Montreal in Canada. In 1964 the D&H even announced the discontinuation of both of their prestige trains. However, the outcry was great and the railroad bowed unwillingly to the demands of its passengers. In 1967,...

Like many other American railroads, the Delaware & Hudson Railway (D&H) at the start of the Sixties displayed little remaining interest in its most famous passenger trains, the "Montreal Limited" (an overnight train) and the "Laurentian" (a daytime train) between New York City and Montreal in Canada. In 1964 the D&H even announced the discontinuation of both of their prestige trains. However, the outcry was great and the railroad bowed unwillingly to the demands of its passengers. In 1967, Frederic "Buck" Dumaine became the new president of the D&H. He was a great supporter of passenger service and began immediately to buy up used rolling stock in order to spruce up these rolling advertisements for the D&H. Four ALCO PA1 diesel locomotives (as D&H road numbers 16 - 19) were acquired from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) and different passenger cars were acquired from the Denver und Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW). Repainted into the unmistakable blue-silver-yellow paint scheme of the D&H, both of these prestige D&H trains brought back once more the great flair of the great era of long-distance passenger trains. In 1971, most of the long-distance passenger trains were taken over by the newly established government railroad Amtrak and along with them the D&H trains between New York and Montreal. Amtrak decided however to cancel these trains, and the "Laurentian" made its last run on April 30, 1971. Yet, in 1974 the locomotives and cars experienced a renaissance, when Amtrak decided to offer a passenger train again between New York and Montreal. With the motive power and rolling stock provided by the D&H, a passenger train on this route ran for the first time again on August 5, 1974, now under the name "Adirondack". The D&H had its four ALCO PA1s modernized specially for this. This was done by Morrison-Knudsen, whereby the maintenance-intensive 16-cylinder diesel motors (type 244) were replaced by improved 12 cylinder motors (ALCO model 251). Among railroad enthusiasts moreover the ALCO PA units were rated as the most beautiful and aesthetic diesel locomotives that had ever been built. These modernized locomotives pulled the "Adirondack" with its D&H rolling stock until March of 1977. From this time on Amtrak took over the "Adirondack" with its gas turbine powered "Turboliners".

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Features

) Metal frame and locomotive body.
? Metal car frame and body.
c Digital locomotives with high-efficiency propulsion. Maximum speed and acceleration / delay are adjustable. Special motor with electronically enhanced load compensation or a compact bellshaped armature. Can be operated with Märklin transformers, in the Märklin Delta system or in the Märklin Digital system. One controllable auxiliary function (function), when the locomotive is being run in the Digital system.
e Digital decoder with up to 32 digitally controlled functions. The quantity depends on the controller being used.
h Built-in sound effects circuit.
B Single headlights that change over with the direction of travel.
L Dual red marker lights.
k Built-in interior lighting.
T Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with pivot point.
U Märklin close couplers in standard pocket with guide mechanism.
3 Era 3
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Warning

ATTENTION: adults only

Digital Functions

Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
Headlight(s)
Diesel locomotive op. sounds
Horn
Direct control
Sound of squealing brakes off
Mars Light
Bell
Sound of Couplers Engaging
Rail Joints
Cab Radio

* New features of the Central Station 2 (Part No. 60213, 60214 or 60215) with the software update 4.2