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RailKing Rio Grande Southern 30-2890-1

RailKing Rio Grande Southern 30-2890-1

Galloping Goose Diesel With Proto-Sound 2.0 - Rio Grande Southern

Cab No. 5

Like the doodlebugs before them and the RDC (Rail Diesel Car) after them, the Rio Grande Southern's Galloping Geese were a cheap way to provide passenger service. Cobbled together in the early 1930s by a railroad on the verge of bankruptcy, the Geese replaced steam-powered passenger trains and enabled the RGS to provide passenger and tourist service in the Colorado Rockies until it closed in 1952. The poor condition of RGS track gave the Motors, as they were officially called, the galloping gait that prompted their nickname. Goose No. 4 was constructed in 1931 with a 1926 Pierce-Arrow engine and car body for passengers, and a homebuilt box in the back for mail and express freight. After World War II, she received a new Wayne school bus body and a war surplus GMC engine, and her freight body was converted to provide additional tourist seating. She survives today on display in Telluride, Colorado. To view a photo gallery of the six passenger Geese and one work Goose, go to

For 2008, the Galloping Goose returns to the RailKing line in RGS livery. With the extraordinary sounds and slow-speed capabilities of Proto-Sound 2.0, you can recreate the honk of the Goose's horn and its daily struggle to lift a train that weighed 10 tons, fully loaded, over the Rockies with only an ancient, clattering automobile engine.

  • Directionally Controlled Headlight
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Metal Chassis
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides & Pilots
  • Colorful Paint Scheme
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Cab Figure
  • Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Station Stop Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:11” x 2” x 2 1/2”
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

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