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MTH RailKing O-Gauge 4-6-4 Commodore Vanderbilt

Part Number 3312
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MTH RailKing O-Gauge 4-6-4 Commodore Vanderbilt

MTH # 30-1737-1 (Black) or 30-1738-1 (Grey)

The NYC Hudson was perhaps the most well-known steam locomotive in America. And No. 5344 was the most famous of the famous. The last J-1e built, she was the best of her class and the prototype for Lionel's  1937 scale model Hudson. She was also, according to the publicity department, "the World's First Streamlined High Powered Steam Locomotive." In 1934 the railroad's West Albany shops fitted 5344 with a sheet metal shroud and named her Commodore Vanderbilt after Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the railroad's first empire builders. As author Alvin Staufer noted, "The early concept of streamlining was to completely cover the engine so the outside world would have no idea there was a steam engine underneath. The Commodore styling was so treated but even so she was a rather handsome engine. The toy makers had a field day with this particular streamlining and reproduced it by the hundreds of thousands."

Of course, the Commodore was assigned to the Central's premier passenger train, hauling the Twentieth Century Limited the 233 miles between Chicago and Toledo. In 1939, however, No. 5344 returned to the shops for a new costume, emerging this time in the streamlined styling designed by Henry Dreyfus. By the late 1940's, that streamlining had also been removed, and No. 5344 was back in basic black.


  • Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Stamped Metal Chassis
  • Colorful Paint Scheme
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Metal Handrails and Whistle
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote-Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 21 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 3 5/8"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves Steam DCC Features

  • This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

    MSRP $449.95
           NYCSHS Members Price $382.46 and that is 15% off MSRP.

    Comes in Black or Grey - You Must Choose!!

    Order Now!!! Supplier has them in stock!!!

    Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must add 8% Ohio sales tax.

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