Another USRA Mikado Question

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Kanawha, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    Did the C&O ever operate a standard issue USRA Mike without their K-2 or K-3 modifications? I've searched through the C&O historical society photo archive without much luck. :confused: I ask because I have a C&O USRA Mike which is a great engine, but I can't help but feel like its a road name rebadge and not representative of an actual prototype. :cry:
  2. gna

    gna New Member

    I don't think so, but I am by no means a C&O expert or a steam expert. Check here.

    They seem to be a little bigger than the standard USRA designs, though if you want to call a USRA heavy a K-2 you'll get no argument from me.
  3. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    Yeah, the K-2 is a heavy mike, but the one I have is a heavy USRA mike as well. But it has the standard centered headlight and no C&O style flying pumps. It turns out they did have a few that resembled mine, but they were second hand from the Pere Marquette it would seem. I might try to modify mine to be a K-2. Thanks for the help! :mrgreen:

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