K-Line Collectors Club CSX SD70MAC Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0
Manufactured By: K-Line
Model Number: 2-11557
Road Name: CSX
Notes: When you see one of these, you buy it right then and there and worry about whether or not you can afford it later. This is the last diesel engine that K-Line ever offered, and it's got a really cool story. K-line offered this engine to its KCC members for $100 (conventional) and $150 (TMCC). Many members pre-ordered and paid for this item. Not long after, however, K-Line went out of business and its remains were bought up by Lionel. Although under no obligation to manufacture and deliver the engines to the people who had paid for them, Lionel decided to act on good will and completed the engines. It is my understanding the Lionel actually lost money making these engines, but I would think that the points they scored with customers was well worth it. This engine is amazingly detailed. And yes, those are real rubber hoses on the front of the unit. I couldn't find a TMCC equipped model, but I was able to snag this conventional model. I have since done an MTH Proto-Sound 2.0 conversion on this engine, so I can now run in on my digital layout.

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