An Oldie But A Goodie

In 1924, the Pennsylvania RR roster was home to more than 3,000 2-8-0 Consolidations, proving the importance of this engine as a freight hauler. These workhorses were versatile; they worked the mainline for more than 50 years, and later, when larger engines elbowed them from the mainline, did duty on branch lines, local freights, work trains, and even in yards. The PRR made 10 different variations on their H-class 2-8-0 over the course of more than 30 years. The H10s Consolidation originally worked on the PRR's Lines West region, though they moved east to help with World War II traffic and remained in the east until the end of the PRR's steam days.  In September of 2001, MTH brought out a Premier line model of the H10 consolidation.  Though fully 9 years old now, the level of detail and the operation still hold up very well, as you can see in this True HD 1080p video.  Though it's a small model of a small prototype, it's quite a freight hauler as I have it hauling a freight train made up of more than a dozen heavy scale PRR freight cars!

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