The large drivers gave the locomotive a high top speed. The telling mark of a steam engine built for passenger service. The GS-4 was built for the Southern Pacific Railroad by the Lima Locomotive Works.
And delivered in the early 1940s for the SP's premier passenger trains. Finding its way to the Daylight series of name trains. One of the more unique specifications for the GS-4 by the SP was its Mars light. A necessity with the large amount of grade crossings and fog present on the West Coast.The Mars light, like ditch lights on modern locomotives, was utilized as a warning. For grade crossings that a high speed train was approaching. Its shifting light patterns serving as an eye catcher in foggy conditions. Designed to accompany the Kato Southern Pacific "Morning Daylight" Passenger Train sets. Able to pull all 18 cars without assistance.
Drivers are operated by functional side rods for smooth performance. Directional, operating (simulated) Mars light.Front and rear kato magnetic knuckle couplers. We are an authorized Kato dealer. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "ironplanethobbies" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.