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Athearn - 10173 - Passenger Car, Commuter, Bombardier Multi-Level - Go Transit - 2015, 2020, 2027

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Stock Number10173
Body StyleAthearn Passenger Car Bombardier Tri-Level Coach
Image Provider's WebsiteLink
Prototype VehiclePassenger Car, Commuter, Bombardier Multi-Level (Details)
Road or Company NameGo Transit (Details)
Road or Reporting Number2015, 2020, 2027
Paint Color(s)Green and White
Coupler TypeMcHenry Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Count3
Multipack ID NumberATH10173
Release Date2010-01-01
Item CategoryPassenger Cars
Model TypeCommuter
Model SubtypeBombardier
Model VarietyTri-Level Commuter
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era V: Modern Diesel (1979 - Present)

Prototype History:
The Bombardier MultiLevel Coach is a bi-level passenger rail car manufactured by Bombardier for use on commuter rail lines. It started service in 2006 and is still being produced as of 2012.

The coaches have a two-by-two seating arrangement and more knee and leg room than single level coaches. The seats are also bigger and it has 15-30% more seating than on single level coaches. The intermediate levels have 5 inward-facing flip-up seats on each side, for wheelchairs or bicycles. On cab cars, a large equipment locker behind the cab replaces one row of seats. There are large side doors at intermediate levels, and end doors, except at the cab position on cab cars. The end doors of NJ Transit coaches have stepwell traps, allowing these doors to be used for both high and low-platform loading. AMT coaches have one-piece end doors without traps, which can be used only for low-platform loading. There are also an automated announcement system and LED destination screens.
Road Name History:
GO Transit launched in 1967 as an experimental commuter rail operation between Oakville, Pickering and Hamilton, Ontario along the north shore of Lake Ontario. Since weekend operations were limited in the early years, GO Transit locomotives could be found pulling Canadian National freight trains on weekends between Toronto and Montreal. Over the years, new routes were introduced and the rail system now stands at 280 miles. In recent years, an average of 187,000 riders take a GO Transit train each day. In 1978, the first of the “lozenge” coaches arrived. The locomotive fleet during that period consisted of F40PH’s, GP40TC’s and GP40-2’s. The latter were paired with old F units rebuilt into HEP power/cab cars. This fleet was later replaced primarily with F59PH’s. MP40’s are now displacing the F59PH’s. The current fleet includes 65 locomotives and 574 coaches. Trains are as long as 12 cars.
Brand/Importer Information:
Athearn's history began in 1938, when its founder-to-be, Irvin Athearn, started an elaborate O scale layout in his mother's house. After placing an ad selling the layout, and receiving much response to it, Irv decided that selling model railroads would be a good living. He sold train products out of his mother's house through most of the 1940s. After becoming a full-time retailer in 1946, Irv opened a separate facility in Hawthorne, California in 1948, and that same year he branched into HO scale models for the first time.

Athearn acquired the Globe Models product line and improved upon it, introducing a comprehensive array of locomotive, passenger and freight car models. Improvements included all-wheel drive and electrical contact. One innovation was the "Hi-Fi" drive mechanism, employing small rubber bands to transfer motion from the motor spindle to the axles. Another was the double-ended ring magnet motor, which permitted easy connection to all-wheel-drive assemblies. Athearn was also able to incorporate flywheels into double-ended drives.

The company produced a model of the Boston & Maine P4 class Pacific steam locomotive which incorporated a cast zinc alloy base and thermoplastic resin superstructure. It had a worm drive and all power pickup was through the bipolar trucks that carried the tender. This item was discontinued after the Wilson motor was no longer available, and was not redesigned for a more technologically advanced motor.

Athearn's car fleet included shorter-than-scale interpretations of passenger cars of Southern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad prototypes. The company also offered a variety of scale-length freight cars with sprung and equalized trucks. The cars could be obtained in simple kit form, or ready-to-run in windowed display boxes. The comprehensive scope of the product line contributed to the popularity of HO as a model railroad scale, due to the ready availability of items and their low cost.

Irv Athearn died in 1991. New owners took control in 1994, but continued to follow Athearn's commitment to high-quality products at reasonable prices. Athearn was bought in 2004 by Horizon Hobby. Athearn was then moved from its facility in Compton to a new facility in Carson, California. In mid-2009, all remaining US production was moved to China and warehousing moved to parent Horizon Hobby. Sales and product development was relocated to a smaller facility in Long Beach, California.

Read more on Wikipedia and Athearn website.
Item created by: Lethe on 2016-08-31 07:22:46. Last edited by gdm on 2018-03-13 13:26:55

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