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N Scale - Fox Valley - 83501 - Gondola, Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal - Burlington Northern - 6-Pack

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Stock Number 83501
Original Retail Price $159.95
Brand Fox Valley
Manufacturer Fox Valley
Body Style Fox Valley Gondola Bathtub PS 4000
Prototype Vehicle Gondola, Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal (Details)
Road or Company Name Burlington Northern (Details)
Reporting Marks BN
Road or Reporting Number 6-Pack
Paint Color(s) Black and White
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
Announcement Date 2018-09-01
Release Date 2019-03-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype Bathtub
Model Variety PS-3 4000 Coal
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 1992 - 1998
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Fayette Power FPPX Set #1

Model Information: Fox Valley announced this model at Trainfest in 2018. It first shipped in March of 2019. These models feature detailed injection-molded bodies, static couplers, accurate decoration and metal wheelsets. Cars are available in six packs except for specially decorated cars such as double rotary cars.

Prototype History:
Back in the 1970s, as demand for clean-burning coal rapidly increased, Pullman-Standard introduced a coal gondola for unit train service. Widely used by BN and many private utilities, unit trains of these cars hauled coal from Wyoming to users throughout the country. Thousands were constructed in the mid to late 1970s and many are still used in maintenance-of-way service and by secondary owners for moving scrap metal and other materials.

The Pullman-Standard 4000 cuft gondola that was very common in coal service out West. A lot of them have ended up in secondhand scrap service all over the country.

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:
Fox Valley Models is a small supplier of model railroad and related products. FVM started by finding solutions to different challenges that model railroaders were faced with. Our first products resulted from a need to equip custom built passenger cars with tinted windows made of an ideal material; thin, flexible, easy to cut, simple to install, available in multiple colors and be affordable. We met those needs and even included a frosted version for the car's lavatory windows.

Other challenges inspired additional products including wooden grade crossings, trestles and different lineside structures. As our product line expands, input and requests from friends and customers help shape the product selection further.

Future products, under development, include more parts, structures, details and rolling stock. We strive to offer a good quality product at an affordable price.

Item created by: Jenna on 2019-03-19 09:31:21. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-06-02 11:10:41

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