Today is a 1924 Reading Consolidation 2-8-0. Per the box it was the heaviest ever Consolidation locomotive. 1924 was at the height of the the steam era.
This is another Bachmann. I paid $25.99 for it. Which would be a good deal today. But it was Kaydee’s Hobbies in 1989. So it was alot. Actually I think it was even less but still alot then.