Proto2000 Heritage Steam Collection USRA 2-8-8-2 Undecorated Review

Proto2000 Heritage Steam Collection USRA 2-8-8-2 Undecorated Review

Proto2000 Heritage Steam Collection USRA 2-8-8-2 Undecorated Review

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Bigger is better was standard design, and in 1907, the first 0-8-8-0 was built for the Erie. Too powerful to pull the wood-framed cars of the era, it was successful as a helper engine and other roads soon tried the design. Here too was untapped potential, and by adding lead and trailing trucks, the SP created the first 2-8-8-2s in 1909. Assigned to the rugged Sierra-Nevada route, the engines were impressive, handling more tonnage with substantial savings of both fuel and water. This design caught the eye of other roads, notably N and W, who acquired 2-8-8-2s in 1910.

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