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Con-Cor - 0001-00017N - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Double Plug Door - Merry Christmas - 2017

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-00017N - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Double Plug Door - Merry Christmas - 2017
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Production TypeSpecial Run
Stock Number0001-00017N
Original Retail Price$29.98
Body StyleCon-Cor Boxcar 50 Foot Double Plug Door
PrototypeBoxcar, 50 Foot, Double Plug Door
Road or Company NameMerry Christmas (Details)
Reporting MarksXMAS
Road or Reporting Number2017
Paint Color(s)Blue
Print Color(s)White
Additional Markings/Sloganon Blitzen
Coupler TypeGeneric Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel TypeInjection Molded Plastic
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Series NameSanta Claus's Reindeer
Series Release/Issue Number8
Announcement Date2017-10-01
Release Date2017-11-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeBoxcar
Model Subtype50 Foot
Model VarietyDouble Plug

Specific Item Information: N 2017 Christmas Collector’s Car
42 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS CARS !!! Con-Cor has been making an annual “N” Christmas Collectors Car since 1975. (The HO car series started in 1976)

A “HO” or “N” 50 Ft Boxcar, continuing the Reindeer series and for 2017 it will be “BLITZEN” (In the original song the word “BLITZEN” meant “Lighting” and there are several spellings of the the word “BLITZEN” used over the years.)

Features of the Cars:
— Limited Run (cars sometimes have sold out before Christmas arrived)
— Fancy multi-color artwork
— Both “HO” and “N” Version will have industry compatible working knuckle couplers.
— Expected to be ready by end of Oct. 2017
Series Information: In traditional festive legend, Santa Claus's reindeer pull a sleigh through the night sky to help Santa Claus deliver gifts to children on Christmas Eve. The commonly cited names of the eight fictional reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen, although Donder is often called Donner. They are based on those used in the 1823 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (commonly called "The Night Before Christmas") by Clement Clarke Moore, arguably the basis of the reindeers' popularity.
From Wikipedia

Con-Cor released the 8 cars of series between 2010 and 2017, as part of their annual Christmas car program. A ninth car featuring Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer was released in 2018.
Road Name History:
Well, it is not really a company, but there are a ton of model railroad cars which sport Christmas as the Railroad.

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies; when Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then disseminated the message furthermore. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by the vast majority of Christians, as well as culturally by a number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the holiday season, while some Christian groups reject the celebration. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve on December 24 has the main focus rather than December 25, with gift-giving and sharing a traditional meal with the family.
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: gdm on 2017-10-24 12:07:28. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-08-27 15:10:36

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