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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bachman HO Scale 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotive - Rock Island

Bachmann HO Scale Ready To Run 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotive w/Tender & Smoke, Rock Island #2121

Product Features

Features operating headlight and smoke
Extra smoke oil included

Product Description

This HO Scale 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotive and Tender / (Rock Island #2121) 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. 2121 in white on each side. / Tender is painted black with the Rock Island logo in red and white. / 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 (Rock Island). / / 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
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P RR) (reporting marks RI, ROCK) was a Class I railroad in the United States. It was also known as the Rock Island Line, or, in its final years, The Rock.

Its ancestor, the Rock Island and La Salle Railroad Company, was incorporated in Illinois on February 27, 1847, and an amended charter was approved on February 7, 1851, as the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad. Construction began October 1, 1851, in Chicago, and the first train was operated on October 10, 1852, between Chicago and Joliet. Construction continued on through La Salle, and Rock Island was reached on February 22, 1854, becoming the first railroad to connect Chicago with the Mississippi River.

In Iowa, the C&RI's incorporators created (on February 5, 1853) the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company, to run from Davenport to Council Bluffs, and on November 20, 1855, the first train to operate in Iowa steamed from Davenport to Muscatine. The Mississippi river bridge between Rock Island and Davenport was completed on April 22, 1856.

In 1857, Abraham Lincoln represented the Rock Island in an important lawsuit regarding bridges over navigable rivers. The suit had been brought by the owner of a steamboat which was destroyed by fire after running into the Mississippi river bridge. Lincoln argued that not only was the steamboat at fault in striking the bridge but that bridges across navigable rivers were to the advantage of the country.

The M&M was acquired by the C&RI on July 9, 1866, to form the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. The railroad expanded through construction and acquisitions in the following decades.
Other 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotives In HO Scale: Bachmann HO Scale 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotive - Canadian National

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