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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-008734 - Passenger Train, Zephyr, 1948 - Burlington Route - 9900 "Pioneer Zephyr"

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-008734 - Passenger Train, Zephyr, 1948 - Burlington Route - 9900 "Pioneer Zephyr" Twin-Headlight-Zephyr (1948 version)

N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-008734 - Passenger Train, Zephyr, 1948 - Burlington Route - 9900 "Pioneer Zephyr" Image courtesy of Con-Cor

Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 0001-008734
Original Retail Price $449.98
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Con-Cor Passenger Train Twin-Headlight-Zephyr
Prototype Description Passenger Train, Zephyr, 1948
Road or Company Name Burlington Route (Details)
Reporting Marks CB&Q
Road or Reporting Number 9900 "Pioneer Zephyr"
Paint Color(s) Silver
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness Ready
Announcement Date 2010-11-05
Release Date 2012-05-03
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Budd
Model Variety Zephyr, 1948

Model Information:
  • Working "Mars Light" in both "DC" mode or "DCC" mode !
  • Fully Assembled and Ready to Run 3 Car Train
  • Historic Paint and lettering
  • Metal Die Cast weighting
  • Metal RP-25 wheelsets
  • Interiors in #2 and #3 cars (last car has loco drive mechanism)
  • All cars lighted
  • Fourth "add-on" car available to make your train longer. (You can add more than one of these extra cars if you so choose).

DCC Information: DCC-ready with Industry Standard NMRA 8 Pin Medium Socket set mounted on Locomotive Printed Circuit Board (PCB). Digitrax SDN144PS sound decoder sold separately by Con-Cor ref. 0001-006014.

Prototype Description: After several accidents, the Pioneer Zephyr was modified in the 1940's to add a double "Twin Headlight" assembly above the nose, and the rear observation car.

The second headlight on the nose was an early version of the "Mars" light. A bright oscillating light enabled motorists to see the approaching train from a greater distance. The Pioneer Zephyr retained this "twin headlight" until its final run on March 20th, 1960.

By this time the Original Pioneer Zephyr had many additional sisters in service on the Burlington system, and the tail end observation car had the name "Pioneer Zephyr" name applied onto it. Our "Twin Headlight" Zephyr will also have this name applied to the rear of the Train.

Road Name History:
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or as the Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and also in New Mexico and Texas through subsidiaries Colorado and Southern Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.[citation needed] Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwest and mountain states, the railroad used the advertising slogans "Everywhere West", "Way of the Zephyrs", and "The Way West". It merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.

In 1967, it reported 19,565 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 723 million passenger miles; corresponding totals for C&S were 1,100 and 10 and for FW&D were 1,466 and 13. At the end of the year CB&Q operated 8,538 route-miles, C&S operated 708 and FW&D operated 1362. (These totals may or may not include the former Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.)

Information sourced from Wikipedia

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: Alain LM on 2016-07-24 09:09:26. Last edited by Alain LM on 2016-07-24 12:09:26

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