The Bachmann HO Train Set Civil War-Union is a great Train Set both in terms of offering a great toy and also an excellent way to teach the little one in your life about the American Civil War. This Train Set is ready-to-run and has everything you will need- a steam locomotive, period freight cars that represent a military train, track, soldiers (figures), and other accessories. Imagine the hours of enjoyment your little railroader can have with this complete set.
Historic Fact: The American Civil War was the first "Railroad War"- it was the first time armies learned they could move troops relatively quickly and supply armies much more efficiently with this new technology (1860s).
Road Name: Commemorative 150th Anniversary Edition. This product is no longer manufactured. We have one remaining in our stock. For those of you (like me) who live in the South, we do not discriminate against the South- that edition is already sold out!
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up.
YourToyTrains Note: If you are new to model railroading, "4-4-0" is how all steam locomotives are classified- by the wheel arrangement. This model has four leading wheels, four driving (powered) wheels, and no trailing wheels. The 4-4-0 American Type Steam Locomotive was the dominant type of locomotive used on American railroads- North and South- during the Civil War.