Built during World War II, after war restrictions put a limit on new diesel locomotives, the EM-1 was the last steam locomotive class used by the B&O. This simple articulated engine provided tremendous power at high speeds, making it an ideal hauler of heavy loads through the mountains of West Virginia. Roy B. White, B&O president at the time, was so impressed after viewing the first EM-1 that he exclaimed, 'Well, I must say, they have everything!'
Bachmann Spectrum HO EM-1 2-8-8-4 steam locomotive. Painted/Unlettered, with early-era sand dome. Bachmann no. 80405.
- DCC-equipped for speed, direction and lighting
- Die-cast trucks
- Double brass flywheels
- Ball-and-socket driveshaft
- Extra electrical pickup in tender
- Plug-and-play sound-ready (Tsunami sound module available separately)
Performs best on 22 inch (or greater) curves.