C&O T1 & PRR J-1

 

The 2-10-4 locomotive models arrived in the fall of 2002. You can check our In Stock page to see if there are any remaining for sale and for pricing. The C&O T-1s are SOLD out,  and the few remaining PRR J-1s are going fast. If you're thinking about one, you may want to purchase one before the last ones are gone!

Here are some close-up photos of the details on these beautiful models.

 

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The Prototype

 

The C&O purchased forty mammoth 2-10-4 T-1 locomotives from Lima Locomotive Works in 1930. These monsters routinely pulled 165 cars from Russell, Kentucky through Ohio to Toledo. The Pennsy, caught between the completion of the electrification of the westward trackage and the breakout of World War II, needed new freight power for the increase in new traffic. The Pennsy chose the C&O's 2-10-4 design and added some PRR characteristics. These Texas Types could handle far more tonnage than any conventional PRR predecessor. They reduced the need for the double-heading in heavy freight service.

 

The Models

River Raisin imported two versions of these 2-10-4's. The models were built in Korea by Boo Rim Precision with a smooth as silk Swiss Maxxum motor. They have all the correct details with the quality you have come to expect from River Raisin. If you liked the Berks, then you will love the T-1/J-1's.

 

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J-1 Pilot Model photos

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The following J-1/ T-1 locomotives were built:

in two versions:  Painted and lettered models with lights &  unpainted models