Hi John, nice, basic starter set type of engine. Initial fast startup speed, but manages to pull quite a few cars, which helps to slow it down. It’s a little too speedy for a switcher, and the couplers literally have to “bang” together, but for straight running, it’s fine. RMT did a nice job decorating these, and they have directional lighting. The horn is a bit harsh! I have one in the Lackawanna paint scheme, and it’s nicely done.