Great Northern Empire Freight Express Set [SKU: 6-31799] - $429.99 : Electric Train Outlet, Service with a Smile
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Great Northern Empire Freight Express Set


SKU: 6-31799

Something new is rounding the bend at breakneck speed. It’s the original superpower, the famous Berkshire engine, now equipped with smoke deflecting “elephant ears” and a realistic Whistle Steam effect! From the flat Midwest to the mountainous West, and spanning the northernmost boundaries of the United States, the Great Northern Railway was truly an “Empire Builder”.

A famous passenger railway, the Great Northern also hauled a wide variety of freight east and west, until the 1970s when it merged with BNSF.

Equipped with RailSounds, smoke deflectors, and Whistle Steam, the Great Northern Berkshire and the classic string of colorful freight cars delivers more realism and fun to your layout.


  • Set Includes
  • RailSounds Berkshire
  • Lighted bullion mint car
  • Liquified tank car
  • Lighted caboose
  • Locomotive Features
  • Transformer controlled forward, neutral, and reverse operation
  • RailSounds sound system with steam sounds, synchronized chuffing, crew announcements, brake squeal, steam whistle, and bell
  • Operating headlight
  • Puffing stack smoke unit
  • VISION Whistle Steam effect
  • Smoke deflectors on sides of locomotive
  • Operating coupler on rear of tender
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor
  • Traction tires
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body and trucks
  • Die-cast metal tender body and trucks with metal frame
  • Engineer and fireman figures
  • Rolling Stock Features
  • Die-cast metal sprung trucks and operating couplers
  • Die-cast metal non-sprung trucks on caboose
  • Interior light and plated bullion load in mint car
  • Bulkhead ends and flatcar base on tankcar
  • Metal frame on mint car and caboose
  • Interior illumination in caboose
  • Roof rail antennas and underside box on caboose
  • Each car in set individually boxed

Gauge: Traditional O Gauge

Dimensions: Set Length: Approx. 48 ¼”

RailLine: Great Northern

Minimum Curve: O-27

  • Model: SKU: 6-31799
  • Manufactured by: Lionel

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 07 July, 2012.