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N Scale - Bev-Bel - 10006 - Boxcar, Evans 5277 - Chesapeake & Ohio - 495671

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N Scale - Bev-Bel - 10006 - Boxcar, Evans 5277 - Chesapeake & Ohio - 495671


Brand Bev-Bel
Stock Number 10006
Manufacturer Life-Like
Aftermarket Decorator Bev-Bel
Body Style Life-Like Boxcar 50 Foot Evans
Road/Company Name Chesapeake & Ohio
Additional Markings/Slogan Chessie System
Reporting Marks C&O
Road/Reporting Number 495671
Paint Color(s) Dark Blue
Print Color(s) Yellow
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Evans 5277
Prototype Boxcar, Evans 5277
Prototype Manufacturer Name Evans Products Company
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Body Style Information: This Life-Like series of boxcars models the modern no-roofwalk 50' Evans high-cube prototype.

Road/Company Information:
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (reporting marks C&O, CO) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from several smaller Virginia railroads begun in the 19th century. Led by industrialist Collis P. Huntington, it reached from Virginia's capital city of Richmond to the Ohio River by 1873, where the railroad town (and later city) of Huntington, West Virginia was named for him.

Tapping the coal reserves of West Virginia, the C&O's Peninsula Extension to new coal piers on the harbor of Hampton Roads resulted in the creation of the new City of Newport News. Coal revenues also led the forging of a rail link to the Midwest, eventually reaching Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo in Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.

By the early 1960s the C&O was headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In 1972, under the leadership of Cyrus Eaton, it became part of the Chessie System, along with the Baltimore and Ohio and Western Maryland Railway. The Chessie System was later combined with the Seaboard Coast Line and Louisville and Nashville, both the primary components of the Family Lines System, to become a key portion of CSX Transportation (CSXT) in the 1980s. A substantial portion of Conrail was added in 1999.

C&O's passenger services ended in 1971 with the formation of Amtrak. Today Amtrak's tri-weekly Cardinal passenger train follows the historic and scenic route of the C&O through the New River Gorge in one of the more rugged sections of the Mountain State. The rails of the former C&O also continue to transport intermodal and freight traffic, as well as West Virginia bituminous coal east to Hampton Roads and west to the Great Lakes as part of CSXT, a Fortune 500 company which was one of seven Class I railroads operating in North America at the beginning of the 21st century.

At the end of 1970 C&O operated 5067 miles of road on 10219 miles of track, not including WM or B&O and its subsidiaries.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Formerly located in Cresskill, New Jersey, the now defunct Bev-Bel Corp. was founded by the late Irvin and Beverly Belkin in 1956. A prolific "boutique" producer of after-market, limited production, special run rolling stock and locomotives (in road names and non-traditional commemorative and holiday themed paint schemes that were not typically offered by the major manufacturers), Bev-Bel' sourced its models from Atlas Tool Co., Inc., Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc., Bachmann, and Life-Like Trains.


Item created by: AlanUS on 2017-09-14 05:15:33. Last edited by AlanUS on 2017-09-18 06:49:52

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