Now in stock at Stockyard Express it is the 30-1650-1 Southern Pacific  4-8-8-2 Imperial Cab Forward Specialty Freight Set. The set includes locomotive number 4293, four boxcars, and a bay window caboose. If you are looking to expand your roster with an impressive looking articulated that can go around an O-31 diameter curve with ease, look no further than the SP Cab Forward!

Cab Forwards were introduced on the Southern Pacific as early as 1910. The route over the Sierra Nevada involved 39 tunnels, 40 miles of snow sheds and 2.5% grades on either end. Crews would suffer near suffocation while traversing this route. With the perfected diesel locomotive decades away the only solution was to build a steam locomotive backwards. Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works these engines were built back to front and burned oil in their fireboxes. 4293 is of the AC-12 class which was the 17th and final version of the cab forward built for the Southern Pacific. Engine 4294 is only cab forward to survive into preservation and is housed at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

Sale Price $799.95/$729.99

Locomotive Features

  • Die-Cast Boiler and Tender Body
  • Die-Cast Metal Chassis
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
  • Locomotive Speed Control in Scale MPH Increments
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Glowing Marker Lights
  • Synchronized Puffing Proto-Smoke System
  • Operating Tender Back-up Light
  • Real Coal Load
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 27 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 4 1/16″
  • Operates On O-31 Curves