In 1947 the American Heritage Society put together the American Freedom Train. This train toured all 48 states and carried numerous historic artifacts including the Declaration of Independence. A PA-1 locomotive was chosen to pull the train and was painted in a patriotic red, white and blue scheme and numbered 1776. Between 1947 and 1949 the train ran over 40,000 miles on 52 different railroads. #1776 may well be the only locomotive to operate in all 48 states then in the Union! Loco will have the Eagle medallion used during some of this time included in the box.
This model is a conditional release. It will only be produced if we get enough advance reservations.