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N Scale - Bachmann - 81853 - Engine, Diesel, GE 44T - Pennsylvania - 6337

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N Scale - Bachmann - 81853 - Engine, Diesel, GE 44T - Pennsylvania - 6337
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Stock Number81853
Original Retail Price$136.00
BrandBachmann
ManufacturerBachmann
Body StyleBachmann Diesel Switcher GE 44 T
PrototypeEngine, Diesel, GE 44T
Road or Company NamePennsylvania (Details)
Road or Reporting Number6337
Paint Color(s)Black
Print Color(s)Yellow
Coupler TypeE-Z Mate Mark II Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
DCC ReadinessDC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Release Date2016-09-01
Item CategoryLocomotives
Model TypeDiesel
Model SubtypeGE Transportation
Model Variety44T



Model Information: Bachmann introduced this model in 2009. It is very impressive in the detail as well as that they were able to build in full DCC functionality into such a small space without hindering the engine's operating performance. The model features blackened, low-profile wheels, nice body details and EZ-Mate II body-mount couplers. The pricing was also very aggressive considering the quality of production and DCC capability.

Our experience was that they programmed up quite nicely and could pull more than 10 cars despite the diminutive size. Unfortunately our first engine went completely dead after a day or so. Bachmann's excellent customer service promptly provided a replacement which runs fine.
DCC Information: The factory decoder is a typical dual-mode job that operates fine in a DC-only layout.
Road Name History:
The Pennsylvania Railroad (reporting mark PRR) was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the "Pennsy," the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U.S. for the first half of the twentieth century. Over the years, it acquired, merged with or owned part of at least 800 other rail lines and companies. At the end of 1925, it operated 10,515 miles of rail line; in the 1920s, it carried nearly three times the traffic as other railroads of comparable length, such as the Union Pacific or Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads. Its only formidable rival was the New York Central (NYC), which carried around three-quarters of PRR's ton-miles.

At one time, the PRR was the largest publicly traded corporation in the world, with a budget larger than that of the U.S. government and a workforce of about 250,000 people. The corporation still holds the record for the longest continuous dividend history: it paid out annual dividends to shareholders for more than 100 years in a row.

In 1968, PRR merged with rival NYC to form the Penn Central Transportation Company, which filed for bankruptcy within two years. The viable parts were transferred in 1976 to Conrail, which was itself broken up in 1999, with 58 percent of the system going to the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), including nearly all of the former PRR. Amtrak received the electrified segment east of Harrisburg.
Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.
Item created by: gdm on 2016-09-08 13:31:11

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