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N Scale - Bachmann - 51-626-05 - Plasser EM80C - Amtrak - 31

Stock Number 51-626-05
Original Retail Price $22.00
Brand Bachmann
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Light Rail Railcar Plasser EM80C
Prototype Description Plasser EM80C
Road or Company Name Amtrak (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 31
Paint Color(s) White with Red and Blue Stripes
Print Color(s) Black
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 1982-01-01
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Railcar
Model Variety Plasser

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Prototype Description: This is a track analyzer/ geometry car.. those little wheels are lowered when the car is testing track.. These look for defects in the rail that are FRA out of service defects.. The larger rairoads have there own cars as this was a prototype for the UP. The UP has a more modern type now. UP 1950 is the new version. The EM80C is one of the older types. It is an obscure thing.

Road Name History:
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States. Founded in 1971 through the government-sponsored consolidation of most of the remaining U.S. passenger rail companies, it is partially government-funded yet operated and managed as a for-profit corporation.

Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day on 21,300 miles (34,000 km) of track with select segments having civil operating speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states in addition to three Canadian provinces. In fiscal year 2015, Amtrak served 30.8 million passengers and had $2.185 billion in revenue, while employing more than 20,000 people. Nearly two-thirds of passengers come from the 10 largest metropolitan areas; 83% of passengers travel on routes shorter than 400 miles. Its headquarters is at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

The name "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "trak", the latter itself a sensational spelling of "track".

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Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-10-24 13:40:12

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