N Scale 3950 Broadway Limited PRR P5a Boxcab Passenger Electric Sound/DCC Paragon4
Pennsylvania Railroad 4739 (Brunswick Green, Tuscan, Gold Lettering)
This N Scale Class P5a Boxcab Electric from Broadway Limited is ideal for your 1930s and later layout. Although the original intention was that they work passenger trains, the success of the GG1 meant that the P5 class were mostly used on freight. A single survivor, prototype 4700, is at the Museum of Transportation in St Louis, Missouri. The first P5s were built with box cabs. A grade crossing accident in which the crew was killed led to the substitution of a streamlined steeple type cab in later production, a design which was also applied to the GG1.
Orders were placed for 90 production locomotives classified P5a due to minor changes from the prototypes. Production was split between General Electric and Westinghouse. The GE examples were assembled at GEs Erie, Pennsylvania facility, while final assembly for the Westinghouse order was subcontracted to the Baldwin Locomotive Works. This detailed P5a Electric model features full Paragon4 sound and DCC for realistic sound and motor control. The Paragon4 sound system works with all Broadway Limited Rolling Thunder(TM) advanced sound systems. Other features of this locomotive include a heavy die cast chassis, smooth-running flywheel-equipped drive, directional lighting and magnetic knuckle couplers. Pantographs on this model are movable, but non-powered. It can be operated on all DCC systems as well as on standard DC railroads (with limited sound functionality). It has wheels profiled to operate on Code 55 and larger rail and curves of 9-3/4" radius and larger are recommended.