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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 505019 - Passenger Car, CCF, Dayniter - Louisville & Nashville - 3257

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 505019 - Passenger Car, CCF, Dayniter - Louisville & Nashville - 3257


Brand Rapido Trains
Stock Number 505019
Original Retail Price $47.95
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Body Style Rapido Passenger Car CCF Dayniter
Road or Company Name Louisville & Nashville (Details)
Reporting Marks L&N
Road or Reporting Number 3257
Paint Color(s) Blue, Grey
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Announcement Date 2010-09-06
Release Date 2009-05-25
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Passenger
Model Subtype CCF
Model Variety Dayniter
Prototype Passenger Car, CCF, Dayniter
Region North America


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Body Style Information: Lightweight coaches usually came in one of two styles: a high-capacity coach for commuter or local runs and a roomier leg-rest coach for long (often overnight) journeys. Rapido?s ?Dayniter? Leg-Rest Coach represents a rebuilt car and features the same incredible level of detail as our other passenger cars.


Road/Company Information:
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (reporting mark LN), commonly called the L&N, was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.

Chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1850, the road grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. Under Milton H. Smith, president of the company for thirty years, the L&N grew from a road with less than three hundred miles (480 km) of track to a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system serving thirteen states. As one of the premier Southern railroads, the L&N extended its reach far beyond its namesake cities, stretching to St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The railroad was economically strong throughout its lifetime, operating both freight and passenger trains in a manner that earned it the nickname, "The Old Reliable."

Growth of the railroad continued until its purchase and the tumultuous rail consolidations of the 1980s which led to continual successors. By the end of 1970, L&N operated 6,063 miles (9,757 km) of road on 10,051 miles (16,176 km) of track, not including the Carrollton Railroad.

In 1971 the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, successor to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, purchased the remainder of the L&N shares it did not already own, and the company became a subsidiary. By 1982 the railroad industry was consolidating quickly, and the Seaboard Coast Line absorbed the Louisville & Nashville Railroad entirely. Then in 1986, the Seaboard System merged with the C&O and B&O and the new combined system was known as the Chessie System. Soon after the combined company became CSX Transportation (CSX), which now owns and operates all of the former Louisville and Nashville lines.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. The firm's mission is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and under-frames on models to fully-wired telephone poles for model railroads.

The name RAPIDO was introduced by Canadian National in 1965 to headline the railway's high-speed intercity passenger services. Until the mid-1980s, RAPIDO stood for fast schedules, frequent trains, and superb service.

Today, Rapido Trains continues the RAPIDO concept with state-of-the-art models and attention to fine detail. This company is not related to the venerable (and now defunct) German manufacturer Arnold Rapido, nor the present-day Arnold (which is owned by the United Kingdom's Hornby), Canadian based Rapido Trains was founded in 2003.


Item created by: Alain LM on 2016-07-26 06:07:34. Last edited by Alain LM on 2016-07-26 09:07:34

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