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Rivarossi HO HR2355 & HR2356 Chesapeake and Ohio Allegheny 2-6-6-6 steam locomotive


Rivarossi HO HR2355 & HR2356 Chesapeake and Ohio Allegheny 2-6-6-6 steam locomotives are an articulated type with 2 leading wheels, and two sets of six driving wheels and six trailing wheels. There were two classes of the 2-6-6-6 type where built, represented here is the "Allegheny" class built by the Lima Locomotive Works. This locomotive classified as the Chesapeake and Ohio class H-8 saw its first service with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway beginning in 1941, and these were the heaviest reciprocating steam locomotives ever built and were used till 1956. There are only two surviving Alleghenies. One resides in The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and the other at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Neither is in operational condition and they are likely to remain static displays given their incredible size and weight.