One of ten S3 class Northerns built during World War II, the #261 hauled heavy mainline freight trains for the Milwaukee Road from 1944 through its 1954 retirement. It spent its next few decades in the Green Bay National Railroad Museum before its restoration in 1993. It continues today to operate excursion trains in the Twin Cities (having logged more than 25,000 miles under its own power since returning to service).
A newly tooled reproduction of the Milwaukee Road legend, this HO scale model is DCC & Sound-equipped and comes with its own subwoofer (perfectly synchronized to the locomotive's movement, and able to detect distance and amplify low frequency sound). It also comes with premium Rolling Thunder audio, synchronized puffing smoke (variable in intensity and timing), an accompanying rear tender, factory-installed engineer and fireman figures, operational lighting, a realistic underframe, magnetically operated knuckle couplers, and traction metal wheels with added weight for smooth operation. Measures approximately 16½" long with tender. Subwoofer size 15.75 x 17.75 x 8.25 inches