BROADWAY LIMITED 5820 HO UP Challenger 4-6-6-4 3977 Museum Oil w/ wings Paragon3 Sound/DC/DCC. 5820 UP Challenger 4-6-6-4, #3977, Museum Version, Two-tone Gray Paint, Oil Tender, w/ wind wings, Paragon3 Sound/DC/DCC, Smoke, HO. LIMITED TO JUST 8 UNITS.WHEN THEY ARE GONE, THAT'S IT... The Union Pacific Challengers were a type of simple articulated 4-6-6-4 steam locomotive built by American Locomotive Company for the Union Pacific. 105 of these locomotives were built between 1936 and 1943. The Challengers were about 122 ft (37 m) long and weighed 284,800 kg.
A few were assigned to passenger trains operating through mountain territory to California and Oregon. The locomotives were built specifically for UP and much of the experience gained later went into the design of the famous Big Boy.The name Challenger was given to steam locomotives with a 4-6-6-4 wheel arrangement. This means that they have four wheels in the leading pilot truck, which helps guide the locomotive into curves, two sets of six driving wheels, and finally four trailing wheels, which support the rear of the engine and its massive firebox. Each set of six driving wheels is driven by two steam cylinders. In essence, the result is two engines under one boiler. The Union Pacific Railroad sponsored development of this type to meet the need for higher speeds in main-line service.
Historically, articulated locomotives had been limited to slow speeds by factors inherent in their design. The technical breakthroughs achieved with the Challenger enabled the carrier to develop the Big Boy with the same speed expectations. Speeds in excess of 60 M. While unheard-of on other railroads using articulated steam locomotives, became commonplace on the Union Pacific.
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