Lionel Legacy Boston & Maine No. 801 SW8 locomotive

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Lionel, LLC, has released an SW8 switcher locomotive in its Legacy line. Classic Toy Trains editor Hal Miller gives you a first look at this engine, which is loaded with extra details like a fan-driven smoke unit, operating couplers, unique number boards, a bell, a single smokestack, two horns, and so much more. But how does it run? You’ll hear the how the engine runs when Hal uses Lionel’s Bluetooth-based LionChief app, hear some of the crew talk, and listen to the horns.
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