The Pennsy Coal Train with Double-Headed Steam!

Coal has long been one of the mainstays of freight railroading.  Long trains of coal hoppers snake their way across the country, carrying this precious commodity from the mines and breakers to the power plants that consume it to produce electricity.  It's been that way for a very long time.  In this True HD 1080p video, I show a Pennsylvania RR coal train being pulled by the Premier model of the J1 Texas-type (2-10-4) steam locomotive double-headed with the Premier model of the M1b Mountain-type (4-8-2), both heavy freight haulers, followed by 28 matching MTH Premier PRR hopper cars that just came out (2011).  The coal loads in the cars are made by my friend Bob ( and look way better than the plastic castings that come with the cars.

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