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2-8-2
heavy Mikado

76 total
 

Classes M2 and M3 looked very similar, except that the M2 did not have Elesco heaters. Both had Wooten fireboxes and rear cabs and were used on heavy freight duties.

M2 (M63) No.s 800-895 built by Brooks 1920-22
retired 1947-1955.

M3 (M63) No.s 896-915 built by Alco 1923, retired 1947-1952; No.s 916-935 built by Baldwin 1925, retired 1951-1955

Photos:

           

NE Railfan website:       

rf.862, rf.865, lf.872, rf.882, lf.897 ,lf.901, lf.909, lf.910, rf.916, rf.918, l.919, r.922, rf.933, lf.935

“Jersey Central  in color” book    

rf.870, lf.872, f.872, lf.875, rf.898, lf.902, lf.906, lf.926, l.926, rf.926

Mauch Chunk:
Passes through MC pulling heavy freight, also based in the MC engine house and used as helpers.

Models available:

CNJ M2s/M2as Mikado from OMI  $650-$750 brass (eBay)
CNJ M3s/M3as Mikado from OMI  $800-$900 brass
(eBay)

 KEY to views in Photos:                      f  =  front           b  =  back             l  =  left               r   =  right
                                                             lf   =  left front   rf  =  right front   lb  =   left back   rb  =  right back 
                                                             emboldended are the photos above

 

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Last modified:  9 October 2016