NORFOLK & WESTERN VISION CLASS A #1218 EXCURSION VERSION SKU: 2231460
VISION locomotives represent the best and latest innovations in model trains. It is fitting that we’ve selected the Norfolk & Western’s A Class as the next member of this elite line. The A stood tall even among a class of distinguished steam on the N&W roster. Modern, efficient, fast, powerful, and versatile, the A made its reputation in being not only the benchmark for steam, but often the new diesels competing for their place on the roster. Although best known for speeding priority manifest freights, the A’s could handle any job required and often found themselves in other roles. But perhaps most impressive of all their stats was the daily reliability – a testament to not only the engineers but the hard-working army in the N&W’s shops and “lubritoriums.” Lionel is proud to bring the A back in an all-new model worthy of its prototype and the Vision name. Built from all new tooling, the Vision A will be available in multiple road numbers with different detail configurations to match the changes in the A’s careers from the prototype locomotive to 1218’s final excursions. High end features include stereo RailSounds effects from a trio of speakers, stack, whistle and safety valve smoke, a force coupler and kinematic drawbar and for the first time, 4-digit addressing for your LEGACY locomotive using the new Base3 and Cab3! Bring one of the finest examples of steam and model train technology home to your layout and see the difference.