Lionel Standard Gauge "Brute" Locomotive MTH 11-2010-1

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  • Sold Date: Jun 15, 2012
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Standard Gauge

Lionel by MTH SS-381

State-green with brass trim

“Brute” Locomotive

MTH #11-2010-1

it appeared in the 2009 MTH Tinplate catalog.

It is the contemporary version with Proto-2

Digital Command System and ProtoSounds 2.0

Double Articulated. Twin motors.

List price was $1500 in 2009, and the entire limited production run was sold out to collectors almost immediiately. They rarely come up for sale.

It is new in the box, to my knowledge never been run. Although it has been opened, I have taken it out of the box only to photograph for this listing.

Because it has been opened, I would not grade this as brand new, unopened.

I would conservatively give this TCA grade C-8, " Like New - Complete all original".

I have taken it out of the box and set it on the layout but I have not run it.


This locomotive fits Standard Gauge track, and uses 72” or 84” wide radius curves. It will not fit on 42” curves and it is a little large for many of Lionel’s bridges and other accessories. It is a MONSTER! It has power to spare, and will pull a very long string of Lionel passenger coaches or freight.

This locomotive is 30-1/2 inches long.

Weight of the engine is 30 pounds.

Boxed (shipping) weight is 51 pounds.

Comes with pilot flags, MTH warranty card, traction tires, instructions.

******* NOTICE !!! ********

This locomotive does have a few minor paint chip spots and rub marks at some of the articulation points, which I understand all the Brutes have. These are indicated by the pink arrows in some of the close-up photos. (The pink arrows appear in the photos only, not on the train!!) These marks occurred during shipping from the manufacturer. This was apparently caused by MTH not padding things well enough at these points for shipping. When I ship, I will provide extra padding at these points, but do be aware that this very slight chipping and rubbing has already occurred from MTH, as it has on almost all Brutes. There is a touch-up kit available from MTH. You are buying it with these paint chips. NO RETURNS!!!

Comes in all boxes like new from the factory: styrofoam insert, steel shipping frame with lift-out ribbons, wrapping sheets, Lionel/MTH inner cardboard box, and corrugated outer box. The outer corrugated box has tape, labels, and wear from shipping: inner box is mint.

Photos of the locomotive on my layout are for illustration. The layout and any articles on it, accessories, figures, pictures ...