The Jupiter was a wood-burning American locomotive of the 4-4-0 type generating a traction force of 10,790 pounds, and is historically very important because of the role that it played in the first American transcontinental railway line. This train was owned by the Central Pacific Railroad and was built in 1868 by the Schenectady Locomotive Works of New York, along with three other locomotives: Storm, Leviathan and Whirlwind.
The Jupiter weighed 65,400 pounds and had 60 inch driving wheels and cylinders measuring 16 by 24 inches. An exact replica of the Jupiter locomotive is currently on display at the Golden Spike National Park, at Promontory Summit, Utah, famous for being the location where in May 10th 1869, the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails. Our Occre model kit allows you to produce a model featuring all the details of the original locomotive. This is truly a remarkable model that anyone would be proud to display. Plus we accept all major credit and debit cards.
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If your postcode is listed in one of the areas below extra charges may apply! If you have any problems with your order we will do our best to resolve these. Hobbies have been supplying model makers since 1895 and we pride ourselves on our worldwide reputation for quality and service. The item "Occre Jupiter American Steam Wild West Locomotive 132 Scale Model Train Kit" is in sale since Tuesday, November 4, 2014. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Model Kits\Models".The seller is "alwayshobbies" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.