The Bachmann HO Alco 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive DCC Ready Boston & Maine 1363 models the Alco 2-6-0 Mogul type steam locomotive. Differing stories has the "Mogul" name originate in both the US and Great Britain- the locomotive was the largest built up to that time and is named after an empire in India (I guess to suggest size) . In the early 1860s as railroad technology advanced, the 2-6-0 Moguls began replacing the 0-4-0 American Type locomotives for freight service and due to their speed light passenger service as well. Over 11,000 2-6-0 Moguls were built between the 1860s and 1920s. The 2-6-0s were excluded from the USRA Standard Designs and were replaced by more powerful locomotives favored by efficiency driven railroads.
Road Name and History:
Boston & Maine Railroad: The first line of this railroad was built in 1835. Like most successful railroad companies Boston & Maine grew through construction and aquisition to become one of New England's major railroads. Major routes included the line from Boston to Portland, ME, completed in 1873. In 1900 the B&M purchased the Fitchburg Railroad and became the owner of the famous Hoosac Tunnel (Completed 1875 after many years of construction). Reorganized in 1919, Boston & Maine saw its fortunes decline beginning in the 1930s as New England was losing its industrial base. In 1970 the B&M again went bankrupt, and in 1983 it was absorbed into Guilford Transportation. Under the Pan Am Railways banner many B&M routes are still in operation.
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up.