The Bachmann HO Alco 2-6-0 Mogul Steam Locomotive DCC Ready Canadian National 6011 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:
Canadian National Railway: The financially troubled Canadian Northern Railway was taken over by the Canadian Government in 1918. A group of ailing Canadian railways , including the National Transcontinental, Intercolonial, and Grand Trunk, was folded into Canadian Northern in 1920. In 1922 the Crown Corporation Canadian National Railways was founded as a nationalized rail network for Canada, with its major competitor being Canadian Pacific Railway. The Canadian National developed a rail system covering all of Canada and became a key instrument in the development of the country. The current Canadian National Railway was privatized in 1995. Now one of North America's major railways, CN has operations from Halifax to Vancouver including Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton- almost all major Canadian cities. Grand Trunk gave CN a foothold into the US market,which has been enhanced by the 1998 merger of Illinois Central, the 2001 merger of Wisconsin Central, and the purchase of other smaller US railroads.
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up.