In 1924 the Lima Locomotive Works presented a new steam engine with a wheel arrangement of 2-8-4. This new engine ran on 63 drivers and the firebox rode on an articulated 4-wheel truck.
This provided greater space for air circulation, thereby creating more power. It could cruise at 55 miles per hour and greatly reduced the need for helper engines.
The new locomotive became so identified with two New England competitors, Boston & Maine andBoston & Albany, that it was named for the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. The locomotives would go on to see service with the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, and New York Central family.
The locomotives are distinguished by their feedwater heaters, either a coffin feedwater heater or the more common Elesco feedwater heater. Equipped able to run in LEGACY Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer.Sound system featuring:-CrewTalk dialog and TowerCom announcements, each with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped-Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog-DynaChuff synchronized with 32 levels of intensity as the locomotive gains speed-LEGACY "Real-Time Quilling Horn" control with instant response for realistic signature "quilling" and correctly timed warning signals-Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds-Sequence Control plays the sound effects of an entire trip, including warning sounds and announcements, based on the movement and speed of the locomotive-Current speed and fuel dialog, refueling sound effects. Powerful maintenance-free motor with momentum flywheel. Connection between locomotive and tender. Directional lighting including operating headlight and back-up light on rear of tender. Illuminated classification lights on the front of locomotive. Die-cast metal locomotive body, pilot, and trucks. Separately applied builder's plates. Die-cast metal tender body and trucks.
High level of separately applied metal details. The item "LIONEL 11388 Southern Pacific Legacy Scale 2-8-4 Berkshire Brand New in Shipping" is in sale since Sunday, May 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "l1onel" and is located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.