New Product Spotlight – Medal of Honor Train Set

28 05 2013

The Medal of Honor has been awarded to many heroes since its introduction in 1861. This highest award of valor also has a railroad connection.

The Medal of Honor was first awarded to six surviving members of Andrew’s Raid. The famous raid captured the Western and Atlantic locomotive General and has been memorialized in song, screen and even Lionel trains. (See this blog post for a more detailed look at the event.) Secretary of War Edwin Stanton presented the awards March 25, 1863. It is only fitting then that on this 150th Anniversary of the award that we commemorate it and all of its recipients with a nostalgic train set led by our 4-4-0 “General.”

Medal of Honor Set

Dressed in the colors of the US Military Railroad, the new Medal of Honor set is a fitting tribute to this critical era in our history.

Our new Ready-to-Run set includes a 4-4-0 locomotive and a matching U.S. Military Railroad Civil War-era train. The locomotive features:

  • Transformer controlled Forward – Neutral – Reverse operation
  • RailSounds RTR with steam chuff, whistle and bell
  • Operating headlight
  • Puffing smoke unit
  • Operating coupler on tender
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor
  • Two traction tires

Also included are a pair of flatcars. One is loaded with cannon, the other with cannonballs. Bringing up the markers, a Railway Post Office car with truss rods and simple design of the era. All of the cars feature die-cast trucks and operating couplers.

The set also includes a 40″ x 60″ oval of FasTrack and CW-80 transformer to get you started or expand your empire.

Recapture this important era in American history in your home. See your dealer today to order the set which retails for $429.99.

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28 05 2013
Mike Sfekas

Sorry Lionel, this set does not do anything for me. Where is the MEDAL OF HONOR? I was expecting something eye-catching: but we get a car with cannons and one with cannonballs. And the same old engine. I love Lionel but my $429 would not go for this set.

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