C&O K-2 Mikado

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Features

  •  3 Part Echo Whistle
    3 Part Echo Whistle
  •  Animated Bell
    Animated Bell
  •  Animated Coal Load
    Animated Coal Load
  •  Animated Stoker
    Animated Stoker
  •  Auto Marker Lamp Placement
    Auto Marker Lamp Placement
  •  Auto Numbering Rolling Stock
    Auto Numbering Rolling Stock
  •  Auto Running Numbers
    Auto Running Numbers
  •  Blueprint Design
    Blueprint Design
  •  Caboose Brake Whistle
    Caboose Brake Whistle
  •  Caboose Vestibule Views
    Caboose Vestibule Views
  •  Detailed Cab Figures
    Detailed Cab Figures
  •  Multiple Outside Views
    Multiple Outside Views
  •  Photographic Texturing
    Photographic Texturing
  •  Reverse Headlight
    Reverse Headlight
  •  Secondary Blowdown
    Secondary Blowdown
  •  Show/Hide Brakeman
    Show/Hide Brakeman
  •  Slider Controlled Cab Doors
    Slider Controlled Cab Doors
  •  Slider Controlled Cab Roof Vents
    Slider Controlled Cab Roof Vents
  •  Tender Outside Views
    Tender Outside Views

Description

The American Locomotive Company’s Richmond Works produced (50) 2-8-2 Mikados (numbered 1160-1209) for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in 1924. These received the classification of K-2. They were substantial upgrades over the older K-1’s from 1911. Larger drive wheels at 63″ diameter, baker valve gear, 200 psi boiler pressure, automatic stokers, boosters on the trailing truck, and a higher tractive effort rating at 63,467 lbs. In typical C&O fashion, the dual compound air compressors were mounted on the front of the smokebox, flying pumps as the C&O nicknamed it, giving the K-2’s a rather robust and intimating appearance. These and the proceeding K-3’s were of the last non-super power and non-articulated steam locomotives purchased by the C&O.

The K-2’s could be found in all realms of freight service, from heavy drag freights, helper service, and fast freight on level trackage. Many were equipped with large (6) axle, 22 ton/16,000 gallon Vanderbilt tenders. A side profile view shows the tender was nearly as long as the locomotive was.

With freight traffic spiking during the years of WWII, the K-2’s were said to have out performed their expectations handling massive war time freight trains. In the early 1950’s as diesels quickly began to replace steam, the 2-8-2’s were quickly withdrawn from service and placed in storage. A number were reactivated when a power shortage occurred in the mid-50’s, but all were retired by 1956.

#1189 survived being scrapped and was set aside for preservation. Unfortunately, by the early 1970’s, she had fallen victim to the elements of being left outside unprotected, resulting in her being scrapped, leaving not a single C&O 2-8-2 in existence.

C&O K-2 Mikado set includes: (1) Engine (1) Tender & (2) Cabooses


Product Installation

  1. Download the file included in your order confirmation email or from your account downloads.
  2. Launch your Trainz Content Manager.
  3. Drag the downloaded cdp file into the content manager window.
    OR
    While in content manager, go to FILE on the top left and select "import cdp" or "import content", find your downloaded cdp and select.

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