|Announced Date:||March 2021|
|Released Date:||Sept 2022|
|Individually Boxed:||No - 2 to a case|
Old Sku: 20-382MI-1
MTH Sku: 20-3809-1
Steam DCC Features
Illustration is colorized photo
The Monon served both Bloomington, Indiana and West Lafayette, Indiana, and it provided rail transportation to the football games. In 1927, and again in 1928, they painted two of their Pacific's in school colors for the annual Old Oaken Bucket game.
During World War I, Uncle Sam nationalized the railroads when they proved unequal to the task of moving massive amounts of men and materiel for the war effort. The agency that ran the trains was the United States Railroad Administration, or USRA, and one of its chief accomplishments was the creation of 12 steam engine designs that lasted for decades. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, USRA locomotives were "the first successful standardization of American motive power" - and the only standard designs until the diesel era.