Bachmann HO Scale ALCO 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive, L&N No. 549, with E-Z App Train Control
Louisville & Nashville #549 HO ALCO 2-6-0 with E-Z App Train Control.
Introducing Bachmann's first E-Z App™-equipped steam locomotive! Enjoy wireless touch-screen control of this 2-6-0 through your Bluetooth® 4-supported Android™ or Apple® smart device. Now you can have speed, direction, lighting, and sound control at your fingertips using your Android™ or Apple® smart device and the FREE E-Z App™-download.
Features of E-Z App™ Touch-Screen Train Control include:
- Wireless control with any phone or tablet for Android™ (running Android™ 4.3 or newer) or any Bluetooth® 4-supported iPhone®, iPad®, or iOS device (includes iPhone® 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus; iPad Air® and iPad mini™, 3rd and 4th generations; and iPod touch® 5 or newer)
- Operates from up to 100 feet away with Bluetooth® Smart technology
- Realistic, dynamic engine sound broadcast through your smart device
- Requires 16 volt DC or DCC track power for operation
- Ready to launch and use instantly after downloading the FREE Bachmann E-Z App™ from the Google Play store or Apple App Store
- No configuration or additional equipment required
Locomotive features include:
- Die-cast chassis
- Metal valve gear and side rods
- Operating LED headlight and backup light
- Metal cut levers
- Metal handrails
- Metal wheels
- E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers
Bachmann No. 57804
The 2-6-0 wheel alignment was popular from the 1860’s to the turn of the century. Baldwin was the biggest producer of 2-6-0 which American Rail says is synonymous with the Mogul. Alco likely did not manufacture many 2-6-0 locomotives as the company was not formed until 1901. However, the companies that merged to form Alco did manufacture 2-6-0s from its earliest days. Over 11,000 Moguls were manufactured in the US from 1860 to 1910.
The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) was formed in 1901 by the merger of Schenectady Locomotive Engine Manufactory of Schenectady, New York with seven smaller locomotive manufacturers.
The other companies that merged were Brooks Locomotive Works in Dunkirk, New York, Cooke Locomotive and Machine Works in Paterson, New Jersey, Dickson Manufacturing Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Manchester Locomotive Works in Manchester, New Hampshire, Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island Locomotive Works in Providence, Rhode Island, Richmond Locomotive Works in Richmond, Virginia.