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N Scale - Trainworx - 51021 - Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Kenworth K100 - Western Pacific

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N Scale - Trainworx - 51021 - Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Kenworth K100 - Western Pacific Copyright held by TroveStar


N Scale - Trainworx - 51021 - Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Kenworth K100 - Western Pacific Copyright held by TroveStar


Brand Trainworx
Stock Number 51021
Original Retail Price $49.95
Manufacturer Trainworx
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Trainworx Vehicle Semi Tractor Trailer
Prototype Description Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Kenworth K100
Road or Company Name Western Pacific (Details)
Paint Color(s) Red, White, Blue, and Gold
Paint Scheme Bicentennial
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Announcement Date 2016-06-16
Release Date 2015-06-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Truck
Model Subtype Semi Tractor Trailer
Model Variety Dual Axle High Top Aerodyne Sleeper Kenworth K100 VIT 200 with Box Van Trailer 40 Foot



Specific Item Information: Truck, Semi Tractor Trailer, Dual Axle, High Top Aerodyne Sleeper, Kenworth, K100, VIT 200, Box Van Trailer, 40 Foot

Per Trainworx's owner, Pat Sanders, the prototype 1976 Kenworth VIT ("Very Important Trucker") 200 series trucks were manufactured in a limited production run of two-hundred vehicles.

In keeping with the accuracy and authenticity of the prototype, Trainworx limited the production run of bicentennial Kenworth K100 VIT 200 tractor trailer sets to two-hundred pieces.

Road Name History:
The Western Pacific Railroad (reporting mark WP) was a Class I railroad in the United States. It was formed in 1903 as an attempt to break the near-monopoly the Southern Pacific Railroad had on rail service into northern California. WP's Feather River Route directly competed with SP's portion of the Overland Route for rail traffic between Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah and Oakland, California for nearly 80 years. In 1983 the Western Pacific was acquired by the Union Pacific Railroad. The Western Pacific was one of the original operators of the California Zephyr.

The original Western Pacific Railroad was established in 1865 to build the westernmost portion of the Transcontinental Railroad between San Jose, California (later Oakland, California), and Sacramento, California. This company was absorbed into the Central Pacific Railroad in 1870.

The second company to use the name Western Pacific Railroad was founded in 1903. Under the direction of George Jay Gould I, the Western Pacific was founded to provide a standard gauge track connection to the Pacific Coast for his aspiring Gould transcontinental system. The construction was financed by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, a company in the Gould system, which lost access to California due to the attempted acquisition of the Southern Pacific Railroad by the Rio Grande's main rival, the Union Pacific Railroad. The Western Pacific Railroad acquired the Alameda and San Joaquin Railroad and began construction on what would become the Feather River Route. In 1909 it became the last major railroad completed into California. It used 85-lb rail on untreated ties, with no tie plates except on curves over one degree; in 1935 more than half of the main line still had its original rail, most of it having carried 150 million gross tons.

The Western Pacific was acquired in 1983 by Union Pacific Corporation, which in 1996 would purchase its long-time rival, the Southern Pacific Railroad. In July 2005 Union Pacific unveiled a brand new EMD SD70ACe locomotive, Union Pacific 1983, painted as an homage to the Western Pacific.

Brand/Importer Information:
Trainworx was founded in 1999 by Pat Sanders and is located in Delta Colorado. Their first freight car was the Quad hopper and it was released in 2000. They have been making N scale products ever since. Their website can be found at www.train-worx.com. As of 2016, they have produced 8 different rolling stock body styles as well as a range of different highway vehicles in N Scale. Their limited edition runs have proven a huge success with collectors and modelers enjoy the accuracy of all their products.

Trainworx sells their products both through tradional retail channels as well as directly by phone order. When asked "What prompted you to found Trainworx?", Pat Sanders responded "There was a freight car that hadn't been done in N scale that I just had to have and it didn't look like anyone was ever going to make it."

Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-06-25 15:08:32. Last edited by gdm on 2020-05-27 08:51:05

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