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BNSF LEGACY Genset Switcher #1228

BNSF LEGACY Genset Switcher #1228

$749.95 CAD

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Introduced in 2007, these Genset locomotives pioneered fuel and emissions-saving technologies. Many railroads tested the models, particularly in urban environments where their efficiencies would be most appreciated. Union Pacific each ordered the locomotives in larger quantities. Although they did not catch on universally, they have paved the way for more powerful designs since. Lionel is bringing this model back with several great new features. Redesigned with a plastic body and added weights inside, this newest version will still pull well and look great. Bluetooth has also been added for easy control with your Universal Remote or app!



  • Operating ditch lights on both ends of the locomotive
  • LEGACY® Control System equipped – able to run in LEGACY® Control mode, in TrainMaster® Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
  • Bluetooth® Control - Operate with Universal Remote or LionChief® App
  • Odyssey® II Speed Control
  • IR Transmitter for SensorTrack™
  • Dual powerful maintenance-free motors with momentum flywheels
  • ElectorCoupler™ on front and rear
  • Traction tires
  • Refined Conventional Transformer Control mode with lower starting speeds
  • Fan-driven smoke from three exhaust stacks
  • Adjustable smoke output
  • Directional lighting including LED headlights
  • Marker lights on front and rear
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Lighted cab interior
  • Die-cast trucks, pilot and fuel tank
  • Metal frame and plastic body with added weights for traction
  • High levels of separately applied metal details
  • Engineer and conductor figures
LEGACY® RailSounds® sound system featuring:
  • Auto-shutdown sounds when the locomotive idles for extended periods
  • CrewTalk™ dialog with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • TrainSounds that mimic realistic radio chatter when the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
  • Eight diesel RPM levels
  • LEGACY® "Real-Time Quilling Horn" control with instant response for realistic signature "quilling" and correctly timed warning signals
  • 5 different horns to choose from for a more customized experience
  • Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds
  • 5 levels of bell pitching for customized sounds
  • Sequence Control: Plays the sound effects of an entire trip, including warning sounds and announcements, based on the movement and speed of the locomotive
  • Current speed and fuel dialog, refueling sound effects

        Product Specifications:

        • Rail Line: BNSF
        • Road Number: 1228
        • Gauge: O Gauge 
        • Power: Electric
        • Engine Type: Diesel
        • Min Curve: O54
        • Dimensions: Length : 16"

        Our pricing is in CANADIAN dollars. Please take that into account if you are comparing products from other websites that may be based in the USA and displaying US dollars. If you do the math you will find that our pricing is competitive. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.

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