The Bachmann HO USRA 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive with Slope Tender Canadian National models the 0-6-0 steam locomotive developed around the 1850s. The six driving wheels provided huge tractive effort that enabled these workhorses to move large loads, but also made them unsteady at higher speeds. As a result, for many years- into the 20th Century- many 0-6-0s were produced almost exclusively for switching purposes.The United States Railroad Administration (USRA), the agency assigned to control the nationalized US railroads in World War I, designated the 0-6-0 as the standard design for switching locomotives.
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
Performs best on 18" radius curves or greater.