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N Scale - Model Power - 0687604 - Engine, Steam, 2-6-0 Mogul - Great Northern - 450


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 0687604
Original Retail Price $269.98
Manufacturer Ajin
Body Style Model Power Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul
Road or Company Name Great Northern (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 450
Paint Color(s) Black and Silver
Print Color(s) White
Body Construction Diecast
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness Friendly
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype 2-6-0
Model Variety Mogul
Prototype Engine, Steam, 2-6-0 Mogul
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era I: 1835 - 1900


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Prototype Information: The 2-6-0 Mogul was a fairly common configuration used all over the US from the 1890s to the 1950s.

Road/Company Information:
The Great Northern Railway (reporting mark GN) was an American Class I railroad. Running from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, it was the creation of 19th century railroad entrepreneur James J. Hill and was developed from the Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad. The Great Northern's (GN) route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the U.S.

The Great Northern was the only privately funded - and successfully built - transcontinental railroad in U.S. history. No federal land grants were used during its construction, unlike all other transcontinental railroads.

The Great Northern was built in stages, slowly to create profitable lines, before extending the road further into the undeveloped Western territories. In a series of the earliest public relations campaigns, contests were held to promote interest in the railroad and the ranchlands along its route. Fred J. Adams used promotional incentives such as feed and seed donations to farmers getting started along the line. Contests were all-inclusive, from largest farm animals to largest freight carload capacity and were promoted heavily to immigrants & newcomers from the East.

In 1970 the Great Northern, together with the Northern Pacific Railway, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway merged to form the Burlington Northern Railroad. The BN operated until 1996, when it merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).



Item created by: gdm on 2016-11-06 13:56:27. Last edited by gdm on 2016-11-06 13:57:53

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