Bachmann HO Standard Line Alco 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive, with Sound, Canadian National No. 409
Bachmann HO Standard Line Alco 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive, With Sound, Canadian National No. 409. Includes Bachmann Sound Value SoundTraxx® steam sound package with authentic prototypical chuff, short and long whistles, bell, air compressor, and blower - all in polyphonic 16-bit sound. Bachmann no. 51814.
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.