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N Scale - Bachmann - 80452 - Engine, Steam, 2-8-8-4 EM-1 - Baltimore & Ohio - 7627

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Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 80452
Original Retail Price $369.00
Manufacturer Bachmann
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Bachmann Steam Engine 2-8-8-4 EM-1
Prototype Engine, Steam, 2-8-8-4 EM-1
Road or Company Name Baltimore & Ohio (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 7627
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type E-Z Mate Mark II Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Announcement Date 2013-07-01
Release Date 2013-10-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype 2-8-8-4
Model Variety EM-1



Specific Item Information: dual headlight/small dome

Model Information: An articulated engine that provided tremendous power at high speeds, the EM-1 was ideal for hauling passengers and heavy loads of coal up and down the Appalachian Mountains. Using the latest N scale technology, including a new advanced Bachmann/Lenz DCC decoder with back EMF, Bachmann has crafted a finely detailed EM-1 2-8-8-4 worthy of its prototype. With its twin brass flywheels, all-wheel pickup, and traction tires, it is ready to ascend to new heights of modeling on your N scale layout.

Features include:
  • die-cast boiler and frame
  • twin brass flywheels
  • all-wheel pickup in engine and tender
  • soft white LED headlight and backup light
  • separately applied handrails and stanchions
  • detailed backhead
  • traction-tire equipped
  • chemically blackened wheels
  • E-Z MateĀ® Mark II couplers

DCC Information: Factory-installed DCC decoder Bachmann/Lenz
Manual available on manufacturer's website.
  • DCC-equipped for speed, direction, and lighting
  • new advanced Bachmann/Lenz DCC decoder

Prototype Description: When the U.S. entered World War II The American railroads saw increases in traffic. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad wanted to purchase more of the diesel locomotives since they were showing improved performance over steam locomotives. But the War Production Board had regulated the production of new steam and diesel locomotive designs until the war emergency was over. As a result along with producing 40 T-3 4-8-2 type locomotives, the B&O took delivery of 30 EM-1 "Yellowstones" built from 1944 thru 1945.

The EM-1 produced 115,000 pounds-force of tractive effort on 64-inch drivers with 235 pounds per square inch steam pressure and four 24-by-32-inch cylinders. Each engine produced ~5,900 Boiler Horsepower. The tender carried 22,000 gallons of water and 25 tons of coal. The engine weighed 627,000 pounds while the tender weighed 328,000 pounds for a combined 1,010,700 pounds. Nothing bigger could operate within the B&O main line due to the tunnel clearances and track restrictions that were in place.

Near the end of steam they were all sent out to Fairmont and Wheeling, West Virginia, and Lorain, Ohio, with lake-bound coal trains as well as runs between Willard, OH and Garrett, IN until the B&O started to retire them in 1957. As good as they were, they could not compete with the diesels. None were saved from the scrapper's torch.

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Road Name History:
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the USA. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." Part of the B&O Railroad's immortality has come from being one of the four featured railroads on the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, but it is the only railroad on the board which did not serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, directly.

When CSX established the B&O Railroad Museum as a separate entity from the corporation, some of the former B&O Mount Clare Shops in Baltimore, including the Mt. Clare roundhouse, were donated to the museum while the rest of the property was sold. The B&O Warehouse at the Camden Yards rail junction in Baltimore now dominates the view over the right-field wall at the Baltimore Orioles' current home, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

At the end of 1970 B&O operated 5552 miles of road and 10449 miles of track, not including the Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) or the Reading and its subsidiaries.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-03-25 18:03:51. Last edited by Alain LM on 2017-03-25 18:29:45

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