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N Scale - Bev-Bel - L-4118 - Engine, Diesel, E8 - Union Pacific - 930

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N Scale - Bev-Bel - L-4118 - Engine, Diesel, E8 - Union Pacific - 930


N Scale - Bev-Bel - L-4118 - Engine, Diesel, E8 - Union Pacific - 930


Stock Number L-4118
Original Retail Price $65.00
Brand Bev-Bel
Manufacturer Life-Like
Body Style Bev-Bel Box Set
Prototype Description Engine, Diesel, E8
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks E-8 Express
Road or Reporting Number 930
Paint Color(s) Armour Yellow w. Gray roof
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 1990-01-01
Item Category Freight Train
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety E8 6-Unit Set


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Specific Item Information: EMD E-8 Powered Diesel Train Set with five 50' Evans Boxcars.
- E-8 Union Pacific Life-Like 7173

Model Information: Bev-Bel boxed sets come in two shapes:
1. one engine and five (5) cars
2. Four (4) cars.
They are marked as 'N Gauge Collector's Set' and 'Limited Edition'.
They are all named.

Prototype Description: Most of the premier passenger trains including the AT&SF "Super Chief," various CB&Q "Zephyrs," Great Northern's "Empire Builder," New York Central's "Twentieth Century" and Pennsylvania Railroad's "Broadway Limited" were pulled by EMD "E" unit diesel locomotives from the 1940's to the 1970's.

The E8 was a 2,250-horsepower (1,678 kW), A1A-A1A passenger-train locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. 450 cab versions, or E8As, were built from August 1949 to January 1954, 447 for the U.S. and 3 for Canada. 46 E8Bs were built from December 1949 to January 1954, all for the U.S. The 2,250 hp came from two 12 cylinder model 567B engines, each driving a generator to power the two traction motors on one truck. The E8 was the ninth model in the line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units. Starting in September 1953 at total of 21 E8As were built which used either the 567BC or 567C engines.

In profile the front of the nose of E7, E8, and E9 units is less slanted than earlier EMD units, and E7/8/9s (and their four axle cousins, the F-unit series) have been nicknamed ?bulldog nose? units. Earlier E-unit locomotives were nicknamed ?slant nose? units. After passenger trains were canceled on the Erie Lackawanna in 1970, the E8s were re-geared for freight and were very reliable for the EL. These units were on freight trains until the early years of Consolidated Railroad Corporation ("Conrail").

Units noted with the designation E8m were rebuilt using components from earlier EMC/EMD locomotives. Externally the units look just like E8s. The difference in horsepower produced in these E8m units is because the older generators are reused.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

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: Alain LM on 2017-12-17 15:39:46. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-22 10:36:50

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