GN M-2

In 1910 Great Northern ordered 35 Mallet compound locomotives from Baldwin Locomotive Works with an unusual wheel 2-6-8-0 arrangement.  In the mid- twenties 22 were converted to O-7 mikados, and the remaining 13 were upgraded to M-2.  Though slow the engines were known as real freight hogs, but were not popular with crews because of their rough riding qualities. All but one lasted until the mid-fifties, seeing their last service on the Iron Range.

This 1984 Oriental Limited import, unlike the Tenshodo model, is an extremely quite and smooth runner thanks to its can motor and idler gearboxes. It has a backhead and outstanding detail with very finely executed brass castings including #1981 cast on the number plate.   It has been test run only and is in mint condition.

It has the original box and foam.