In its heyday, the Pennsylvania Railroad was one of the largest transportation systems the world had ever seen. Over its 30,000 miles of track roamed thousands of locomotives and tens of thousands of cars, most of them designed by the railroad itself and many of them built in the road’s own shops in Altoona, PA. The Pennsy’s conquest of the Appalachian Mountains at Horseshoe Curve, just west of Altoona, was and still is a landmark of railroad engineering, carrying freight and passengers between the East and the Midwest.
Relive the glory days of the “Standard Railroad of the World” with this rugged, hard-working freight set, named after the Pennsy’s Eagle freight service that crossed the Appalachians to connect eastern cities with Ohio and points west. With its huge plumes of puffing smoke, deep chuffing sound, and wailing whistle, it’s easy to imagine you’re battling your way across Horseshoe Curve to deliver goods to the nation’s heartland. For even more fun, add extra cars decorated for the Pennsylvania and other railroads — with its eight powerful drive wheels, this heavy, die-cast steam locomotive has plenty of power to pull them!
Freight Cars Feature:
ADD-ON FREIGHT CAR FEATURES