Lionel PRR Iron Hippo Steam Freight Set W/ Legacy

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Pennsy men called the I1’s “Hippos” and they earned that name on trains like the famous Mt. Carmel ore trains which brought Messabi ore to the mills in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A single I1 could handle the train for most of the eastbound trip from Lake Erie docks. But the last 27 miles to the Lehigh Valley interchange at Mt. Carmel required a pair of these brutes on the head end with another pair pushing hard on the rear. These trains were a favorite for photographers catching dramatic shots of heavy steam railroading in its final days. Prior to the 1960s, nearly all the ore moved on the Pennsylvania and other eastern lines rode in conventional hoppers designed for coal. Indeed, many of these cars would be loaded with coal for the next trip west. But being much heavier by volume than coal, the ore could only be loaded in small piles in the hoppers. The Pennsy used a variety of hoppers in this service, and some cars pulled from other roads would often show up as well. Now you can add this ore traffic to your layout in dramatic fashion with the “Iron Hippo” set from Lionel! The six-car train, pulled by surviving Decapod #4483, includes a brace of 6 GLa hoppers and a CrewTalk Cabin Car to add to the fun. If you really want to challenge the grades with a long train though, you can pick up additional hoppers and I1’s and battle the hill!

  • Legacy I1 Decapod
  • Six GLa hoppers with ore loads
  • Vision cabin carLOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:


  • LEGACY® Control System equipped – able to run in LEGACY® Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
  • Bluetooth® Control – Operate with Universal Remote or LionChief® App
  • Lionel Voice Control (LVC) – run your locomotive by speaking commands into your phone via LionChief® App
  • Odyssey® II Speed Control
  • IR Transmitter that works with LCS SensorTrack™
  • Road specific detailing
  • Whistle steam
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor with momentum flywheel
  • Wireless Tether™ connection between locomotive and tender
  • ElectroCoupler™ on rear of tender
  • Directional lighting including operating headlight and back-up light on rear of tender
  • Bicolor illuminated classification lights on the front of locomotive where applicable. Using a Legacy controller, change the color of the classification lights between white or green
  • Traction tires
  • Interior illumination in cab
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body, pilot, and trucks
  • Die-cast metal tender body and trucks
  • High level of separately applied metal details
  • Separately applied builder’s plate
  • Synchronized fan-driven smoke unit
  • Adjustable smoke output
  • Authentically detailed cab interior
  • Cab “glass” windows
  • Engineer and fireman figuresLEGACY® RailSounds® sound system featuring:


  • CrewTalk™ dialog with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • TrainSounds that mimic operating dialog when the locomotive is in motion or stopped
  • Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
  • DynaChuff™ synchronized with 32 levels of intensity as the locomotive gains speed
  • LEGACY® “Real-Time Quilling Whistle” control with instant response for realistic signature “quilling” and correctly timed warning signals – 5 different whistles to choose from for a more customized experience.
  • Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds – 5 levels of bell pitching for customized sounds
  • Sequence Control: plays the sound effects of an entire trip, including warning sounds and announcements, based on the movement and speed of the locomotive
  • Current speed and fuel dialog, coal or oil loading sound effects 
  • Operates on O-54 CurvesHOPPER FEATURES:


  • Die-cast trucks
  • Operating couplers with hidden tabs
  • Separately applied detail parts
  • Easy conversion to scale wheels and couplers (available separately)
  • Removable resin ore loadsVISION CABIN CAR FEATURES:


  • RailSounds equipped
  • Plays freight sounds in motion
  • User-activated crew dialog
  • User-activated air whistle
  • Max/Min switch
  • Volume control
  • LED-illuminated interior and marker lights
  • Cupola details with figure
  • ElectroCouplervDie-cast trucks and couplers
  • Track IR equipped

Additional information

Weight16 lbs
Dimensions26 × 26 × 12 in


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