This item is ONLY the 814 Joe Jordan.This product does not have any exterior packaging other than clam shell.
*History below contains details from both the 809 and 814 units.
Road Number Specific ScaleTrains
- Roof equipment boxes and water plumbing details.
- Different weld seam locations and riveted end access plates for each tender
- Commonwealth 3-axle trucks with rotating bearing caps
- 24,000-gallon capacity
- Intricate electrical and water plumbing
- Brake beam
- Handbrake housing with finely detailed wheel and chain
- Underbody brake details and plumbing
- Durable body-mounted metal semi-scale Type E knuckle couplers
- 36” machined metal wheels
- Directional lighting
- Truck chains available separately – requires minimum 22” radius curve
- Minimum radius: 18”
“Joe Jordan” UPP #814 Era: 2006 to present
All Rivet Counter Cars Features
- Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors
- Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
- Accurately profiled .110" wide wheel tread
- Coupler cut levers
- Trainline hoses
- Intricate brake plumbing
- Weighted to Industry standards
- Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
- Packaging safely stores model
Originally built as Union Pacific 800-class steam tenders in 1937, UPP 809 and UPP 814 have both undergone significant changes over the years. They were used as fuel tenders for the GTEL 8500 Horsepower “Big Blow” Turbines in the 1960s, fuel storage tanks in the 1970s and finally entered water service for the Heritage steam fleet in 1989.
UPP 809 "Jim Adams" and UPP 814 "Joe Jordan" have been extensively modified since their Turbine Fuel Tender careers. Changes include removing the fuel oil heaters and squaring-off the top corners to increase their water carrying capacity. UPP 814 was rebuilt in July 2006 followed by UPP 809 in August 2008. Both tenders regularly operate together and are pulled behind FEF-3 #844, Challenger #3985 and eventually Big Boy #4014.