Berkshire 2-8-4 Semi Scale Steamer Rio Grande
Road Name: Rio Grandeâ„¢
First introduced in 1927, the 2-8-4 Berkshire was designed and built by both Alco and Lima. The newly designed 4-wheel trailing truck allowed for a larger boiler that developed much more steam. Even though only 750 Berks were made, they were popular for longer than most other steamers built in the same era. The last Berkshire was built in 1949 by Lima.
Products bearing Union Pacific, Chicago & Northwestern, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Missouri Pacific, Pacific Fruit Express, Rio Grande, Southern Pacific, and Western Pacific marks are under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.