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Monday, November 30, 2009

Bachmann HO Scale 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotive - Canadian National

Bachmann HO Scale Ready To Run 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotive w/Tender & Smoke, Canadian National #6012

Product Features

Features operating headlight and smoke
Extra smoke oil included

Product Description

This HO Scale 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotive and Tender / (Canadian National #6012) is by Bachmann Trains. / / FEATURES: Compatible with any HO scale electric track and equipment. / Working headlight on the locomotive. / Locomotive is painted black with a silver front boiler section and / gold bell and whistle. 6012 in gold on each side. / Tender is painted black with the Canadian National logo in red and / gold. / Tender carries a realistic coal load. / Standard black plastic couplers. / Black and silver metal drive wheels on locomotive; black plastic / wheels on tender. / Working smoke unit with included smoke oil. / Operation manual provided. / Lifetime limited warranty on Bachmann locomotives. / / INCLUDES: One HO Scale 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotive and Tender (Canadian National). / REQUIRES: HO Scale Train Equipment / / SPECS: Scale: HO 1:87 / Locomotive Size - Tender Size - / Length: 5-1/4" (133mm) Length: 4-1/4" (108mm) / Width: 1-3/8" (35mm) Width: 1-3/8" (35mm) / Height: 2" (51mm) Height: 1-5/8" (41mm) / sdw 6/13/02 / ir/kh

In the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, a 2-6-0 has a pair of leading wheels followed by six driving wheels. This arrangement is commonly called a Mogul.[1] In the United States, this type of locomotive was widely built from the early 1860s to the 1920s.

Although locomotives of this wheel arrangement were built as early as 1852, these first examples had their leading axles mounted directly and rigidly on the frame of the locomotive rather than on a separate truck or bogie. In these early 2-6-0s, the leading axle was merely used to distribute the weight of the locomotive over a larger number of wheels. It did not serve the same purpose as the leading trucks of the Americans or Ten-Wheelers that had been in use for at least a decade.

The first 2-6-0 with a rigidly mounted leading axle was the Pawnee, built for heavy freight service on the Philadelphia & Reading. In total, about 30 locomotives of this type were built for various railroads. While they were generally successful in slow, heavy freight service, the railroads that used them didn't see any great advantages in them over the 0-6-0 or 0-8-0 designs of the time. Essentially, this design was an 0-8-0 with the lead axle unpowered.

The first true 2-6-0 wasn't built until the early 1860s, the first few being built in 1860 for the Louisville & Nashville railroad. The design that we know today required the invention of a single-axle swivelling truck. Such a truck was first patented by Levi Bissell in 1858. The New Jersey Locomotive and Machine Company built their first 2-6-0 in 1861 as the Passaic for the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The Erie Railroad followed in 1862 with the first large order of this locomotive type. In 1863, Rogers built what some cite as the first 2-6-0 built in the United States for the New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Company. It is likely that the locomotive class name Mogul derives from a locomotive built by Taunton in 1866 for the Central Railroad of New Jersey; that locomotive was named Mogul. However it has also been suggested that, in England, it derived from the engine of that name, built in 1879 by Neilson and Company for the Great Eastern Railway.

Canadian National Railroad News Items: Talks Between CN And Locomotive Engineers' Union In Canada Break Off With No Settlement / CN Receives Strike Notice From Union Representing Locomotive Engineers In Canada / CN To Implement Wage Increase And Milage Cap For It's Canadian Engineers / CN Reaches 20th Voluntary Mitigation Agreement (VMA), Makes Substantial Strides In EJ&E Integration

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