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N Scale - Bachmann - 19656 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel - Burlington Northern - 219327

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N Scale - Bachmann - 19656 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel - Burlington Northern - 219327 Image Courtesy of Bachmann Trains


Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 19656
Original Retail Price $31.00
Manufacturer Bachmann
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Body Style Bachmann Boxcar 50.5 Foot ACF Outside Braced
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel (Details)
Road or Company Name Burlington Northern (Details)
Reporting Marks BN
Road or Reporting Number 219327
Paint Color(s) Green with Aluminum Roof
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type E-Z Mate Mark II Magnetic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2012-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety ACF, Outside Braced
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160
ASIN B005BW4KAS



Model Information: Bachmann first released this model in 2012 and it is part of their "Silver" series. It is an awesome model and a true 3rd generation rolling stock model. It "checks the box" with all three critical Gen3 features. It has metal wheels, body-mount couplers and nice detail parts including the user-applied tack boards. Furthermore it also features non-magnetic axles, 100-ton roller-bearing trucks, a detailed underframe, and operating sliding doors! This model is not simply a basic redo of older Bachmann toolings but a new "high-end" 3rd generation model.

Prototype History:
While the 40-foot boxcar was a standard design, and it did come in different setups depending on the type of freight being transported, it was not large enough for efficient mass commodity transportation. The 50-foot boxcar made its first appearance in the 1930s and steadily grew in popularity over the years, which further improved redundancies by allowing for even more space within a given car. Today, the 50-footer remains the common boxcar size. After the second world war ended, and steel became once again readily available, steel became the go-to choice for construction of boxcars. Pullman Standard and ACF were some of the most prolific builders of these cars.

These cars came in many variations. For instance, double-doors became practical for large/wide loads, end-doors useful for very large lading such as automobiles, and interior tie-down equipment was helpful in keeping sensitive products from being damaged in-transit. In 1954 the Santa Fe developed its "Shock Control" (and later "Super Shock Control") technology for new boxcars with upgraded suspension systems to further improve the ride-quality and reduce the chance of damaging freight.

In the 1960s, the flush, "plug" style sliding door was introduced as an option that provides a larger door to ease loading and unloading of certain commodities. The tight-fitting doors are better insulated and allow a car's interior to be maintained at a more even temperature.

Road Name History:
The Burlington Northern Railroad (reporting mark BN) was a United States railroad. It was a product of a March 2, 1970, merger of four major railroads - the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad - as well as a few small jointly owned subsidiaries owned by the four.

Burlington Northern operated between 1970 and 1996.

Its historical lineage begins in the earliest days of railroading with the chartering in 1848 of the Chicago and Aurora Railroad, a direct ancestor line of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which lends Burlington to the names of various merger-produced successors.

Burlington Northern purchased the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on December 31, 1996 to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (later renamed BNSF Railway), which was owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation.*

Read more on Wikipedia.

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 2017-08-28 11:33:35. Last edited by gdm on 2018-09-17 12:51:45

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