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Rivarossi HO HR2355 2-6-6-6 Allegheny, Chesapeake and Ohio #1644 (DCC Ready)
Rivarossi HO HR2355 2-6-6-6 Allegheny, Chesapeake and Ohio #1644 (DCC Ready)

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The Allegheny was first produced for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway for the coal runs from the terminal in Hinton, West Virginia and 80 miles to the east to Clifton Forge, Virginia.  The locomotive’s name came from the steep climb through the mountain range of the same name.  Two Alleghenies were needed to take the 10,000 ton loads of coal up to the summit at 2,072 feet, one pushing and one pulling, once the summit was reached, one Allegheny could pull the rest of the trip.

Lima Locomotive Works built the first sixty of the 2-6-6-6 Class H-8 Allegheny from 1941 to 1948.  The Allegheny weighed in as the heaviest steam locomotive ever produced weighing in at 1.5 million pounds.  The 2-6-6-6 wheel arrangement was to help evenly distribute the weight on the rails that accumulated towards the back of the locomotive.  A six-wheeling trailing truck was needed to help support the weight of the firebox also allowing the engine to become the most powerful reaching up to 7,500 horsepower.  The last working Allegheny was removed in 1956 opening up a new era to diesel locomotives, but the Allegheny would always be remembered as an American icon.
We check out the latest in Rivarossi's colossal steam locomotive offerings, with the Virginian Blue Ridge 2-6-6-6, and we compare it to their previously offered C&O example.
Fully Assembled Model Metal Handrails 5 Pole Motor with Flywheel Operating Headlight Knuckle Couplers Recommended 22" Minimum Radius DCC Ready

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HR 2355 Allegheny February 8, 2014
Reviewer: Robert Emenaker from Roseville, MI United States  
The train looks great and works very good on the track. my layout has 18' and 22' turns and it goes through them like butter a very well built engine and for Model Train Stuff this was my first order with them and it was great you guys rock.

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Steam July 2, 2013
Reviewer: CHUNLIN Li from Guang Zhou, Guang Dong China  
Rich in detail, good work. Love! Worthy of collection. Price of small expensive.

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Excellent Service February 17, 2013
Reviewer: Jim from Adelaide Australia  
Order promptly filled and received.

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