Steam 2-6-6-6 "Allegeheny" Powered
Chesapeake & Ohio Class H-8 #1633
Walthers Part # 635-5454
$300.00 (if ordered before October 31, 2001)
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Eastern Ohio Trains introductory special price “$300.00” if ordered by October 31, 2001 and before availability of this limited production model runs out. Manufacturers suggested retail price is $585.00, and their special introduction price is $499.95.
Steep grades and heavy coal trains were the rule on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway's Allegheny Subdivision. By 1940, the road's aging H-7 2-8-8-2s (built in 1923-24) were getting expensive to maintain. When C&O began looking for a replacement, Lima Locomotive Works proposed an all-new 2-6-6-6 articulated locomotive.
Designed for speed and power, the design had 67" (167.5 cm) drivers, a monstrous firebox measuring 9 x 15' (6.9 x 11.5 m) and an overall weight for engine and tender of 1,197,400 pounds (538,830 kg) heavier than Alco's soon-to-be-famous 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy." Behind the loco was an equally huge tender carrying 25,000 gallons (95,000 l) of water and 25 tons (22.5 t) of coal. To fit C&O's 115' (34.47 m) turntables, the rear of the tender was raised, putting more weight on the rear truck and requiring a fourth set of wheels. C&O ordered 10, classified H-8 and named "Allegheny" to honor the mountain range where they would soon be working.
Now, on the 60th anniversary of the delivery of the first of these magnificent machines, Rivarossi unveils the first all-plastic HO Scale model worthy of the name "Allegheny" (Imported exclusively for North America by Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.). All-new from the rails up, check out just a few of the incredible features:
Fully Assembled and Ready for Service - Optional Cabs for Operation on Short or Large Radius Curves - Authentic Blackened I-Beam Style Valve Gear - Working Knuckle Couplers on Pilot & Tender (Optional Horn-Hook Couplers Included) - Heaviest Ready-to-Run Plastic Steam Locomotive in HO Scale - Opening Tender Water Hatches and Tank Interior Details - Reversing Headlights - Fully Detailed & Painted Cab Interior - Optional Etched Metal Builder's Plates - Sliding, Painted Cab Windows - Realistic Matte Black Finish w/Razor-Sharp Lettering & Striping - Sloped Coal Load - Front & Rear Engines Pivot to Handle Tighter Curves - Air, Steam & Signal Lines for Passenger Service - Attractive, Protective Display/Storage Box - History & Instruction Booklet - Numbered Certificate of Authenticity Suitable for Framing - Pulls 100 or More Cars on Level Track - Operates on 18" Radius* (22" or Larger Radius Recommended)- DCC-Ready for Plug-and-Play Decoder Conversion - Operates on Code 70, 83 or 100 Rail - Multi-Position Drawbar for Operation on Curves Large or Small - And Much, Much More!
Photo shows preproduction model assembled from actual plastic parts; some additional details may not be shown or changed from those pictured. Model photo by Ken Patterson.