This is a model of the Union Pacific 49’er streamlined 4-8-2 locomotive produced by Challenger Imports. This one screams that art deco look of the 1930’s. The 49’er went into service in 1937 and ran five times a month with an all-Pullman train from Chicago to Oakland. The locomotives were painted brown with bright yellow and red trim to match the railroad’s Diesel-powered streamliners of the day.
This model has great detail and great paint. The brown and yellow colors are somewhat common amount UP passenger equipment during the 1930’s-1940’s. They changed over to the yellow and gray colors in the late 1940’s.
Originally posted 2015-06-14 14:15:48.
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