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Lionel Passenger Car for NYC Jet Powered Budd RDC M-498 6-35481

Lionel Passenger Car for NYC Jet Powered Budd RDC M-498 6-35481 Dubbed the Black Beetle, the M-497 jet-powered rail car was a unique experiment in American railroad history. Researching the feasibility of high-speed commuter transportation, the NYC Railroad conducted speed tests in 1966 with a modified RDC passenger car. Through the aid of a B-36 bomber engine strapped to its roof, the M-497 Black Beetle was tested and hit a new American speed record of 183 miles per hour. Early in 2010, Lionel released its own version of the M-497 Jet-powered car. We are now proud to offer a special add-on passenger car that matches the original New York Central jet car paint scheme. Dubbed 498, this passenger car is fitted with side skirts and interior illumination. Features Die-cast metal trucks Interior lighting Metal frame Detailed overhead vents and louvers Silhouettes in windows Locomotive Road Number: M-498 Gauge: Traditional O Gauge Dimensions: Length: 16.5 Inches RailLine: New York Central Minimum Curve: O-31 Lionel 2010 Volume 2

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