Originally made in early 2002 by Taylor Made Trucks (designed by Walter M. Matuch VP of Products now President of RMT) as a flatbed toy truck with a non-powered BEEP diesel load. A few powered BEEP LIONEL diesels in 3-rail O-gauge were made as a display sample for LIONEL executives.
This is the only O-gauge locomotive ever authorized authorized by LIONEL and made by a non-LIONEL company.
A true collector's item. Found recently in RMT storage warehouse but an authentic BEEP Diesel.