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Uncataloged O Scale Premier NYC Jubilee J1c Hudson Steam Locomotive Announced

February 2, 2023 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced a J-1c 4-6-4 Hudson Steam Locomotive in New York Central "Jubilee" livery for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Jr Junction Train & Hobby. The locomotive is limited in production and is expected to arrive in June 2023.

Item No. 20-3873-1 New York Central 4-6-4 J-1c Hudson Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 5266
Early Order Price: $1299.99 (Plus Freight)
Click HERE to order.


In Thoroughbreds, Alvin Staufer and Edward May's definitive book on the New York Central Hudsons, Al summarizes the attraction of this engine in a few perhaps-biased but nonetheless eloquent words: "The Hudsons had it all: looks, performance, and timing. … [The] forte of all Hudsons was power at speed…. That [the NYC Hudson] was the first of her wheel arrangement in the United States matters not nearly as much as what she hauled and how she hauled it. The Hudsons were designed to haul the Great Steel Fleet on the Water Level Route [the NYC's raceway from New York to Chicago, home of the 20th Century Limited and the Empire State Express, and the bane of rival Pennsylvania Railroad, whose route lay over the Allegheny Mountains]. The Hudsons were a New York Central phenomenon. They were a special machine for that special road. They were synonymous with the best. They were the best."

Thanks to Joshua Lionel Cowen, the Hudson also holds a special place in the history of 3-rail O gauge. Lionel's 700E scale Hudson, manufactured from 1937 to 1942, set a standard of detail for 3-rail engines that was unmatched for nearly 50 years until Jerry Williams and Mike Wolf began the trend toward scale detailing that continues today.

Like Lionel in 1937, we believe our model of this engine exemplifies the best in today's O-scale locomotives. The legendary J1e returns to the Premier Line in 2023, upgraded with Proto-Sound 3.0’s quillable smoking whistle.


Jr Junction Train & Hobby
2716 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13224

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing a series of 2023 RailKing O Gauge Airslide Hoppers in four exciting liveries beginning late next Spring. Each of these unique schemes will be available in unique car numbers and will be in very limited production quantities. The cars are expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in May 2023.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

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