Class Locomotives constitute the largest steam engines purchased new for
use on the Rio Grande narrow gauge, and saw extensive use throughout the
railroad system. These engines quickly became the workhorses for freight
operations on the Rio Grande when they were received from Baldwin
Locomotive Works in August 1925. This release will include four K-36
Mikados that survive to this day - Nos. 481 and 486, which are in
service on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Nos.
483 and 489 at the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Also part of
this release will be No. 485, which was scrapped after meeting its
demise in the Salida turntable pit in the early 1950s.
ready-to-run models will be equipped with a road pilot, doghouse,
precision can motor, maintenance-free lighting, and a DC/DCC SoundTraxx®
Digital Sound Decoder™.
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