Norfolk Southern Legacy Genset Switcher

Legacy Control System Railsounds Odyseey II Speed Control Electrocouper Smoke Lighting

SKU: 6-28323
Gauge: Standard O
Dimensions: Approx. 16"
Rail Line: Norfolk Southern
Road Number: 300
Min Curve: O-42/O-54


MSRP: $799.99

Three separate 700-h.p. generator sets (or Gen-sets) power this unique locomotive, each towered by its own exhaust stack. These engines are designed to operate independently, in a pair, or all three at once depending on current needs of the loco. They also utilize an ingenious “sleep time” technology: when idling, only one of three engines stays active, and when resting for too long all three engines shut down automatically at a pre-programmed time.

Norfolk Southern Switcher Features

  • High torque motor with momentum flywheel
  • Traction tires
  • More realistic and prototypical frame-mounted pilot
  • Fan-driven smoke unit and adjustable smoke output
  • Directional lighting, including LED headlights on front and rear
  • Oscillating ditch lights on front and rear of locomotive depending on direction
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Ground lights on sides
  • Enhanced realistic lighting in cab interior
  • Die-cast metal body
  • Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank
  • Metal frame
  • Realistic open vents
  • Opening and closing exhaust stack covers synchronized with smoke exhaust output
  • Smoke exhaust emanates from 1, 2, or 3 smoke stacks
  • Separately applied realistic metal details
  • Opening compartment doors reveal hidden details and control switches
  • Detailed and decorated cab interior with enhanced panel detail
  • Removable cab roof
  • Engineer and conductor figures
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Canadian Pacific Legacy Evolution Hybrid Diesel

Legacy Control System Railsounds Odyseey II Speed Control Electrocouper Smoke Lighting

SKU: 6-28320
Gauge: Standard O
Rail Line: Canadian Pacific
Road Number: 9860
Min Curve: O-54


MSRP: $874.99

After years of research and development, Evolution® Series locomotives by General Electric recently hit the rail, and they’ve quickly proved to be the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient, and environmentally friendly diesel locomotives in history. A leader in modern railroading, Canadian Pacific has a full fleet of ES44AC Evolution engines in their line, 200 in total. Their reliance on these modern engines reflects the railroad’s commitment to improving fuel efficiency and strict adherence to current environmental standards that minimize pollution.

The EcomaginationTM team of GE is already at work designing for the future, taking the success of their eco-friendly ES44 series of locomotives to the next level. Witness GE’s Evolution Hybrid Locomotive – the most efficient and cleanrunning, high-horse power locomotive in existence. Soon, testing of the original Hybrid prototype will be complete, and this most modern of all engines will be ready for work on the modern railroad lines.


Bringing the future to you today, Lionel offers a special version of the Evolution Hybrid decorated in the dramatic red livery of Canadian Pacific. Very similar to the railroad’s non-Hybrid version of this locomotive, the Canadian Pacific Evolution Hybrid comes equipped with the same incredible features and details of Lionel’s original GE’s Evolution Hybrid - the ultra-modern and ecofriendly battery boxes along the side of the engine and dramatic “charging lights” that flash in motion along the sides near the walkway deck.

Canadian Pacific Hybrid Features

  • The die-cast metal GE Evolution Hybrid has an unprecedented level of body detailing and accurate, separately applied parts.
  • Opening compartment doors reveal hidden details
  • Realistic, separately applied radiator vents
  • Operating radiator fans
  • Decorated cab interior with enhanced panel detail
  • Die-cast metal body
  • Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank
  • Metal frame
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Union Pacific 3GS21B Genset Switcher

Legacy Control System Railsounds Odyseey II Speed Control Electrocouper Smoke Lighting

SKU: 6-28314
Gauge: Standard O
Dimensions: Approx. 16"
Rail Line: Union Pacific
Road Number: 2701
Min Curve: O-42


MSRP: $799.99

The first railroad to pioneer the use of the Genset switcher, Union Pacific rolled out this environmentally-friendly motive power locomotive in 2007. Built by the National Railway Equipment Company, this engine emits 80% fewer pollutants into the air, uses far less fuel than similar switchers, and meets the government’s most stringent regulatory noise level requirements.

What allows this Genset Switcher to be so environmentally friendly is its ingenious construction. There are three separate 700-h.p. generator sets (or Gen-sets) underneath the loco hood, each towered by its own exhaust stack. These engines can operate independently, in a pair, or all three at once depending on how much power the locomotive needs at any given time. They also utilize an ingenious “sleep time” technology: When idling, only one of three engines stays active, and when sitting for too long all three engines shut down automatically at a pre-programmed time. Each engine also restarts automatically during shutdowns to circulate coolants that protect the engines.

Union Pacific Switcher Features

  • Realistic sounds and smoke features simulate 3-engine operation
  • The simulated “Sleep-Time” mode shuts down all idling engine sounds after a set period of inactivity–just like the real locomotive
  • Opening compartment doors reveal hidden details
  • Superior level of realistic body detail and separately applied metal parts
  • Realistic open vents
  • Opening and closing exhaust stack covers synchronized with smoke exhaust output
  • Smoke exhaust emanates from 1, 2, or 3 smoke stacks depending on locomotive laboring and idling
  • Decorated cab interior with enhanced panel detail
  • Enhanced realistic lighting in cab interior
  • Directional lighting including dual LED headlights on front and rear
  • Oscillating ditch lights on front
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Ground lights on sides
  • Die-cast metal body
  • Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank
  • Metal frame
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GE's Evolution® Hybrid

Legacy Control System Railsounds Odyseey II Speed Control Electrocouper Smoke Lighting

SKU: 6-28306
Gauge: Standard O
Dimensions: Approx. 19"
Rail Line: General Electric
Road Number: 2010
Min Curve: O-54


MSRP: $874.99

"How do you make a 4,400-horsepower locomotive more environmentally conscious?" With pure Ecomagination!

The second diesel locomotive in our VISION Line “Green Fleet” is the distinctive and innovative Evolution Hybrid from GE, offered in O-gauge commercially for the first time ever. Numbered 2010 and painted in a stunning green and light-blue scheme, this striking, one-of-a kind Hybrid locomotive brings a modern ecological touch to any layout. Uncompromising in detail, accuracy, realism, and operation, Lionel’s scale GE Evolution Hybrid is painstakingly designed to replicate the look and performance of its “real life” counterpart.


After years of research and development, GE introduced its Evolution Series locomotives in 2005, the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient, and environmentally compatible diesel locomotives in history. Several years later, they developed a hybrid version–the Evolution Hybrid–a one-of-a-kind prototype that General Electric’s “Ecomagination” team is using for critical testing and analysis to improve the operation and energy-efficiency of the Evolution Series. Ecomagination is GE's initiative to help meet customer demand for more energy-efficient products.


How does it work? GE’s Evolution Hybrid captures the energy dissipated during dynamic braking and stores it in a series of sophisticated batteries visible on the side of the locomotive. That battery-stored energy then provides an additional 2,000 horsepower to the locomotive, thus increasing engine power while reducing fuel consumption and environmental impact.

GE's Evolution® Features

  • Opening compartment doors reveal hidden details
  • Realistic, separately applied radiator vents
  • Operating radiator fans
  • Decorated cab interior with enhanced panel detail
  • Die-cast metal body
  • Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank
  • Metal frame
  • LEGACY™ Control System – You can run the engine in LEGACY Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
  • Odyssey II Speed Control with ON/OFF switch
  • Two high-torque motors with momentum flywheel
  • Front and rear ElectroCouplers
  • Traction tires
  • Fan-driven smoke unit
  • Adjustable smoke output
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