USATC S160 No.700 ‘Major General Carl R Gray Jr’

Part of the collection

£269.95£379.95

Livery- LMR blue with red lining.

Manufacturer- ALCO – Schenectady – 1944

Shed allocation and region- Longmoor Military Railway

Date of model- 1955

Tooling variations –

  • Standard lamp irons
  • Straight strap smokebox door
  • Westinghouse air pump
  • Pipework mounted behind chimney
  • Straight running boards
  • Right hand drive with pole reverser and original pattern firehole door
  • Standard wartime tender
  • Boiler-mounted ejector pipe fitted

To watch our video illustrating these tooling variations, click on the play button in the image gallery.

SKU926005 : DCC Ready
926505 : DCC Sound Fitted
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Description

In 1946 the Longmoor Military Railway arranged an exchange of equipment with their counterparts at Fort Eustis in America. In return for an Austerity and WD 2-8-0 Fort Eustis sent an S160 2-8-0 and S100 0-6-0 (their comparable counterparts) to Longmoor.

The S160 was named Major General Carl R Gray Jr after the Army Director of Railway Services for North Africa, Italy and Northwest Europe. The engine originally carried the number 93257 after arrival at Longmoor. The loco was subsequently sent to Bagnalls in Staffordshire for overhaul in 1954. Upon return in 1955, the engine was painted in lined blue LMR livery and carried the number 700. Unfortunately, it was subsequently involved in an incident leaving flats on all driving wheels and with spares unavailable, the engine was cut up at Longmoor in 1957.

Each model features factory-fitted speakers in the smokebox and tender, dual LED firebox glow with dynamic fire draw effect, a large twin flywheel motor, detachable loco and tender connections, pickups on all driving and tender wheels alongside a tender mounted 21-pin DCC decoder socket. DCC Sound versions will be fitted with an ESU LokSound5 decoder and our own sound project.

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