MTH RailKing Scale 0-6-0 Imperial USRA Steam Switcher – Chicago, Burlington & Quincy


Authorized Retailer Berwyn’s Toys & Trains in Berwyn, Illinois.

  • Road Name: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
  • Cab Number: 511
  • Product Line: RailKing Scale
  • O-Gauge
  • High Rail Wheels
  • Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Estimated Release: 2nd Quarter 2024

Available on backorder

SKU: 30-1856-1 Category:


  MTH Custom Run / MTH Special Run

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.

With 255 engines delivered to 23 railroads, production numbers for the government-issue 0-6-0 were the second-highest of any USRA design. And more than any other USRA engine, the six-coupled switcher was found from coast to coast, from Maine to Texas, and on railroads large and small. Its short wheelbase enabled it to slip into industrial and wharf sidings where larger engines couldn’t go, and the cut out or sloping tenders used on many roads offered better visibility for backup moves. Owners were generally quite pleased with the quality of the government’s design, and many 0-6-0s lasted into the 1950s.


  • Die-Cast Boiler and Chassis
  • Die-Cast Tender Body
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Real Tender Coal Load
  • Die-Cast Locomotive Trucks
  • Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Bell
  • Decorative Metal Whistle
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Constant Voltage Headlight
  • Operating Firebox Glow
  • Lighted Cab Interior
  • Operating Tender Back-up Light
  • Precision Flywheel Equipped Motor
  • Synchronized Puffing ProtoSmoke System
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Wireless Drawbar
  • Near Scale Sizing
  • Onboard DCC Receiver
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 17 1/2” x 2 7/8” x 3 1/2”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves


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