built in 1918 and 1919, the Heavy 2-10-2 was one of the largest engines
in the USRA series. It was the only major engine type used on Pennsy rails
that was not built in Altoona.
It was used by many railroads, including PRR, Erie, C&S, Bessemer
and Lake Erie, Illinois Central, Central of Georgia, Atlantic Coast Line,
Missouri Pacific, Chicago, Illinois Midland, PCC & StL, Colorado &
Southern, Chicago Burlington and Quincy.
When the N2s arrived on the Pennsy rails it looked foreign with its radial
stay fireboxes, non-standard tenders and cabs, and the light-duty trailing
trucks. It also had smokebox centered headlights and overhanging bells,
but that was acceptable since these were for Lines West.
The basic design manufactured by Alco, Baldwin and Brooks, was identical
from one loco to the next but each railroad ordered variations and made
modifications. The only drawback to the 2-10-2 loco was that it
was built at the end of the drag freight era.
Complete Kit and Accessories: The locomotive
and tender complete kit has all of the parts to build a working model. You may
wish to add your own details or purchase our "Super Detail Kit" if available.
Some models have an optional painted engineer and fireman, smoke unit kit and
other assemblies available as optional equipment to compliment your kit-building
Kit Components and Replacement Parts:
The following parts are listed in order to identify parts in your kit or to
replace parts that have been lost, damaged or simply worn out. This is
not a complete list of all of the individual parts available for this model
- please call Bowser with your specific requirements
if you cannot find the parts you need. You may also use our on-line
catalog to find parts by description. Please note that part numbers
with a price of "Call Us" may be part of an assembly and may not be available
as a separate purchase item.