MTH Premier 4-6-2 USRA Heavy Pacific Steam Engine – Rock Island

Authorized Retailer Berwyn’s Toys & Trains in Berwyn, Illinois.

  • Road Name: Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
  • Cab Number: 886
  • MTH Product No. 20-3828-1
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • High Rail Wheels
  • Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Delivered July 2022



  MTH Custom Run / MTH Special Run

During World War I, Uncle Sam nationalized the railroads, when they proved unequal to the task of moving massive amounts of men and materiel for the war effort. The agency that ran the trains was the United States Railroad Administration, or USRA, and one of its chief accomplishments was the creation of 12 steam engine designs that lasted for decades. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, USRA locomotives were “the first successful standardization of American motive power” — and the only standard designs until the diesel era.

In the World War I period, the 4-6-2 Pacific was the favored mainline passenger engine in relatively level territory, so the USRA designs included light and heavy 4-6-2s. The heavy version, designed for trackage that allowed a heavier axle load, was similar in most major dimensions to the existing Pennsylvania K4s and Chesapeake & Ohio F-17 Pacifics. Both had been designed around 1913 and were considered powerful and fast locomotives for their time.


  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Intricately Detailed, Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Hand-painted Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails, Whistle and Bell
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Remote Controlled Proto-Coupler
  • Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Operating LED Firebox Glow
  • Operating LED Marker Lights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender LED Back-up Light
  • Powerful 7-Pole Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Steaming Quillable Whistle
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Whistle With Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 24 5/16” x 2 9/16” x 3 15/16”
  • Operates On O-42 Curves 


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