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N Scale - Con-Cor - 1481M - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel Double Door - Louisville & Nashville - 101085

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 1481M - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel Double Door - Louisville & Nashville - 101085


Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 1481M
Secondary Stock Number 0001-01481M
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Boxcar 50 Steel Double Door
Road or Company Name Louisville & Nashville (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Share in Freedom Buy U.S. Savings Bonds
Reporting Marks L&N
Road or Reporting Number 101085
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) White and Yellow
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Steel Double Door
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel Double Door
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Body Style Information: This body style was designed by Kato for use by MRC. Unfortunately, Kato used some of the molding from a Con-Cor owned model that was produced by Kato. As result of the dispute, Con-Cor acquired ownership of the tooling. Early Con-Cor releases of this body style were produced by Kato but later production was moved to the United States.

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:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.




Item created by: gdm on 2017-04-24 21:40:16. Last edited by gdm on 2017-04-24 21:51:04

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