A Very Heavy, Heavy Freight Hauler

The Great Northern (GN) R-2, a 2-8-8-2 articulated steam locomotive was a real brute of the rails and this MTH Premier model which came out in 2001 is a very good representation of the prototype.  With a loaded tender, these locomotives tipped the scales at over 1,000,000 pounds!  A product of the 1920's, these were designed to be heavy freight haulers and they did that job very wee for the next three decades.  In this True HD 1080p video, you can see and hear the model R-2 in action hauling a heavy freight trains.  It looks great, it sounds great, and it works great!

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