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E-R Models - 7403 - Locomotive, Diesel, Baldwin RF-16 - Delaware & Hudson - 1205, 1216

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N Scale - E-R Models - 7403 - Locomotive, Diesel, Baldwin RF-16 - Delaware & Hudson - 1205, 1216 Thank you Chuck M. for sending your photo of this item to include on this page.
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Stock Number7403
Secondary Stock Number040-7403
BrandE-R Models
Body StyleBachmann Diesel Engine RF-16 Sharknose
Prototype VehicleLocomotive, Diesel, Baldwin RF-16 (Details)
Road or Company NameDelaware & Hudson (Details)
Road or Reporting Number1205, 1216
Paint Color(s)Blue and Silver with Yellow Stripes
Print Color(s)Blue
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Wheel TypeNickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Count2
Multipack ID Number040-7403
DCC ReadinessReady
Release Date2001-01-01
Item CategoryLocomotives
Model TypeDiesel
Model SubtypeBaldwin
Model VarietyRF-16 (A+B)
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced1950 - 1953

Model Information: This model was first launched in 2001. E-R Models of New Jersey contracted with Bachmann/Kader to produce this engine in both N and HO. Like all Bachmann products, these models were made in China. It uses a 5-pole skew-wound motor. The couplers are truck-mounted Rapidos. These are not easy to fit with Micro-Trains, so despite the fact that they run well, they will be a headache to use with modern rolling stock unless you use a gender-bender buffer car (Rapido couplers on one end and MTL on the other).
DCC Information: The model is DCC-Ready, but the only known manufacturer of a decoder for it is Digitrax, and they discontinued production of the decoder that fits this model.
Prototype History:
The Baldwin RF-16 was a 1,600-horsepower (1,200 kW) cab unit-type diesel locomotive built for freight service by the Baldwin Locomotive Works between 1950 and 1953. All RF-16s were configured with a B-B wheel arrangement and ran on two AAR Type B two-axle road trucks, with all axles powered. A total of 109 cab-equipped A units were built, along with 51 cabless booster B units, for a total of 160 locomotives built. As was the case with most passenger locomotives of its day, the RF-16s came equipped with a retractable, nose-mounted drop coupler pilot. Unlike competing units from EMD and Alco, the RF-16 used an air-powered throttle, meaning that it could not be run in MU operation with EMD or Alco diesels without special MU equipment.

From Wikipedia
Road Name History:
The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company would found the Delaware and Hudson Railway to support its mission of getting fuel to the timber denuded cities of the northeast when it was discovered that 'rock coal' or Anthracite could be burned successfully. In time the railway eclipsed the parent company, and America's brief canal age would be ended by the availability of more powerful traction locomotives, so today the canal is little known. Today the Delaware and Hudson Railway (reporting mark DH) is again a subsidiary railroad that operates in the northeastern United States. Since 1991 it was owned and operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway under the rail subsidiary Soo Line Corporation also controls the Soo Line Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited.

The name itself originates from the 1823 New York state corporation charter listing the unusual name of "The President, Managers and Company of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co." authorizing an establishment of "water communication" between the Delaware River and the Hudson River.

Nicknamed "The Bridge Line to New England and Canada," the D&H helped connect New York with Montreal, Quebec and New England. It called itself "North America's oldest continually operated transportation company." Between 1968 & 1984, the D&H was owned by Norfolk & Western. N&W sold it to Guilford Transportation, who cast it into bankruptcy in 1988 and in 1991, the D&H was purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

On September 19, 2015, Norfolk Southern Railway assumed control and began operations of their recently acquired Delaware & Hudson "South Line", the 282 miles from Schenectady, New York to Sunbury, Pennsylvania from CP. The Delaware & Hudson "South Line" is a rail route that now consists of three rail lines, the Sunbury Line, the Freight Line, and the Voorhesville Running Track; the Sunbury Line absorbed the original route of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad main line which contains the Nicholson Cutoff during that rail line's history.
Brand/Importer Information:
E-R (Euro-Rail) Models was based at 1000 South Main Street in Newark, New York. The owner's name is Al Muniz. They produced reprints of various models using toolings discarded by Atlas (and possibly other manufacturers). They also produced their own locomotive, the Baldwin RF-16 Sharknose. The model was manufactured by Bachmann in China. E-R filed for bankruptcy in 2001.
Item created by: gdm on 2018-07-26 09:17:13. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-24 07:29:19

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