Southern LionChief Plus Mikado Train (Lionel Manufacturer)

The 2-8-2 Nippon Railway Model Train Locomotive Set “Mikado”

First used on the Nippon Railway in Japan in 1897, the 2-8-2 class steam locomotive was nicknamed “Mikado”, meaning “emperor” in Japanese. Gaining popularity in the United States before WWI, numerous 2-8-2 locos thundered across American high iron.

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