Known as a highly efficient replacement for the 2-6-0 Mogul - it could move trains twice as heavy at a fraction of the cost - the 2-8-0 Consolidation was a mainstay on railroads all over the world.
Although only a handrul of railroads bought Consolidations when Baldwin first introduced them, substantial credence was given to the design when the Pennsy made it their staple freight hauler in 1875. Over 33,000 2-8-0 locomotives were built in the US. 12,000 of them were exported. That left 21,000 of these classic steamers to do their work Stateside.
We are please to offer a new production run of Consolidations painted for many of the classic railroads in US history. Its compact wheelbase and die cast construction makes this model a real treat for steam enthusiasts who seek a high quality model with cutting edge detail and design that will operate and look great on smaller radius curves. All of the models come with our Paragon4 Sound/DC/DCC sound system with synchronized puffing smoke, Rollling Thunder, and integral GoPack capacitors.