Rivarossi by Hornby HO Standard Gauge 2-6-6-6 Blue Ridge Articulated Steam Locomotive, DCC with Sound, Virginian No. 900

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Rivarossi by Hornby HO Standard Gauge 2-6-6-6 Blue Ridge Articulated Steam Locomotive, DCC with Sound, Virginian No. 900

Rivarossi by Hornby HO Standard Gauge 2-6-6-6 Blue Ridge Articulated Steam Locomotive, DCC with Sound, Virginian No. 900
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Description

Lima Locomotive Works built the 2-6-6-6 'Blue Ridge' class locomotive for the Virginian Railway, which took delivery between March and June of 1945. The locomotives were designated Class AG (Articulated, series G) and were assigned road number 900 through 907. They were used for hauling coal hoppers well into the 1950s. They weighed in as the heaviest steam locomotive ever produced; weighing in at 1.5 million pounds. The 2-6-6-6 wheel arrangement was designed to help evenly distribute the weight on the rails that accumulated towards the back of the locomotive. A six-wheeling trailing truck was needed to help support the weight of the firebox and also allowed the engine to become the most powerful . . . attaining up to 7,500 horsepower. The major difference between the C&O Allegheny and the Virginian Blue Ridge was the use of a larger tender on the Blue Ridge, which carried more coal and water. The Blue Ridge locomotives were retired in 1955 and, unfortunately, scrapped by 1960.

Features:

  • DCC- and sound-equipped

  • HO scale

  • Sound by ESU/Loksound, V4.0 decoder

  • 5-pole motor with flywheel

  • Knuckle couplers

  • Illuminated headlamp

  • Road number 900

Hornby no. HR2408

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