Mogul 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive

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Below is an interactive graphic of the ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul Steam Locomotive.

About the ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul

2-6-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and no trailing wheels. This arrangement is commonly called a Mogul. More than 11,000 Moguls were built between 1860 and 1910. They were generally used on freight trains but had enough speed to occasionally pull a light passenger train.

The Mogul proved to be a quite successful steam locomotive with thousands once in service around the country. The success of the 2-6-0 wheel arrangement came with the addition of the free swiveling “bogie” front truck originally patented by Levi Bissell in 1857. After this pilot truck was attached on the Mogul it greatly increased the locomotive’s abilities to negotiate curves and the rough track conditions of the day. Source: http://www.american-rails.com/moguls.html

Further Info
http://www.danbury.org/drm/1455.htm

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