Bachmann HO USRA Light 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive with Medium Tender, Maine Central No. 617, Sound
The USRA Light 2-8-2 Maine Central No. 617 is also known as the 'Mikado,' after Baldwin delivered the first engines with this wheel arrangement to Japan Railways in 1893. DCC- and sound-equipped HO scale locomotive includes SoundTraxx® steam sound package with authentic prototypical chuff, short and long whistles, bell, air pump, steam release and blower - all in 16-bit polyphonic sound.
Bachmann no. 54305
The USRA Light Mikado was a steam locomotive designed under the control of the United States Railroad Administration (USRA), the nationalized railroad system in the US during World War I. The locomotive was a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement in the Whyte notation.
625 locomotives were built under by USRA, and another 641 copies built after the end of the USRA's existance. The first, for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), was completed in 1918 and given the number 4500. The locomotives were considered well designed and modern, and were popular and successful. Large numbers remained in service until replaced by diesel locomotives. The USRA Light 2-8-2 was also called the McAdoo Mikado after William Gibbs McAdoo, the former head of the USRA. With later copies, over 50 railroads.