1950 773 4-6-4 NEW YORK CENTRAL TYPE HUDSON
|Produced in 1950. Black painted die cast body. 1/48 scale, hinged boiler front, ornamental movable bell, ornamental whistle, ornamental turbo generator, wire handrails, die cast pilot and trailing trucks, three position E unit, engaged or disengaged from brushplate assembly, lighted with headlight lens, smoke. The 773 was the grandchild of the more detailed prewar 700E and 763 and was designed to run on O track. Also note that the rubber-stamped cab number is smaller on the 1950 version. Has the highly detailed 2426W die-cast semi-scale tender with whistle. Tender features include metal handrails, metal steps at all corners, heat-stamped letters. The 773 and its 2426W tender were lauded as a classic and are prized as the the most desirable postwar steamer Lionel produced.
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