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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-004411 - Passenger Car, Commuter, Pullman Gallery - Chicago & North Western - 191

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-004411 - Passenger Car, Commuter, Pullman Gallery - Chicago & North Western - 191 Image Courtesy Roadrailer

Stock Number 0001-004411
Secondary Stock Number 0001-004411-1
Original Retail Price $8.98
Brand Con-Cor
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Body Style Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside Pullman Bi-Level Cab
Prototype Vehicle Passenger Car, Commuter, Pullman Gallery (Details)
Road or Company Name Chicago & North Western (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 191
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Green
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 1989-01-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Commuter
Model Subtype Pullman Gallery
Model Variety Bi-Level Cab
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Years Produced 1950s-1970s
Scale 1/160

Prototype History:
The Pullman Gallery Car was a double-decker passenger car built by Pullman-Standard during the 1950s to 1970s for various passenger rail operators in the United States.
The car's upper level was accessed by four sets of stairs in the middle vestibule. A narrow walkway with handrail and middle sections open looking below. Passengers disembarked from stairs from the vestibule on both sides. The original bench seating on the lower level was often upgraded to individual seats during rebuilds by operators. The 8700 series cars feature a control cab; this is not found in the 7600 series cars.

Road Name History:
The Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (reporting mark CNW) was a Class I railroad in the Midwestern United States. It was also known as the North Western. The railroad operated more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of track as of the turn of the 20th century, and over 12,000 miles (19,000 km) of track in seven states before retrenchment in the late 1970s.

Until 1972, when the company was sold to its employees, it was named the Chicago and North Western Railway. The C&NW became one of the longest railroads in the United States as a result of mergers with other railroads, such as the Chicago Great Western Railway, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway and others.

By 1995, track sales and abandonment had reduced the total mileage back to about 5,000. The majority of the abandoned and sold lines were lightly trafficked branches in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Large line sales, such as those that resulted in the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad further helped reduce the railroad to a mainline core with several regional feeders and branches.

The company was purchased by Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in April 1995 and ceased to exist.

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.

Important Note: The Con-Cor product numbering can be very confusing. Please see here in the article how to properly enter Con-Cor stock numbers in the TroveStar database.

Item created by: RoadRailer on 2017-03-12 17:57:24. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-11-01 10:37:26

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