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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-041006 - Passenger Car, North America, Transition Era Consist - Union Pacific - 8-Unit

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-041006 - Passenger Car, North America, Transition Era Consist - Union Pacific - 8-Unit


N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-041006 - Passenger Car, North America, Transition Era Consist - Union Pacific - 8-Unit


Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 0001-041006
Secondary Stock Number 41006
Original Retail Price $199.99
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Con-Cor Box Set North American Prototype
Prototype Passenger Car, North America, Transition Era Consist (Details)
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 8-Unit
Paint Color(s) Gunmetal Gray with Gold and Black pinstripes
Print Color(s) Gold
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 8
Multipack ID Number 0001-041006
Series Name Special Edition Set
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Streamlined
Model Subtype Mixed
Model Variety 8-Unit Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



Specific Item Information: Union Pacific "Forty-Niner" "Special Edition Set" Set #2: 1 Express Boxcar and 7 Smoothside Passenger Cars
- Box car #9115 "The Challenger Merchandise Service"
- Baggage #1801
- RPO #2404
- Coach #3208
- Dome Car #9601
- Diner "Fish Camp"
- Pullman Sleeper "James Marshall"
- Observation "California Republic"
Note: it is possible that some of the cars listed above may belong to the other "Forty-Niner" set #1 and vice -versa.

Read more on the UP 49er on American-Rails.com and UtahRails.net.

Series Information: Con-Cor "Special Edition Sets" or "Special Limited Edition Sets" were the result of Con-Cor using the last of their stock of cars. Several new molds had to be made to accomplish this project as the original molds by Rowa had been destroyed in a fire. Several Rowa passenger cars in these sets were delivered unnumbered.
There has been two subseries:
First subseries - mid to end 1980s: These sets are furnished with usual wood-grained cardboard box that was used for the "Limited Edition sets'. The label does not have any mention of "Special" or "Limited" set. They contain locomotives and cars.
Second subseries - early 2000s: These sets were delivered in the colorful packaging 'Great American Trains' that was also used for the latest of the "Limited Edition Sets". They are marked " Special Edition Set" on the side label. They contain only cars; the matching locomotives were sold as separate items.

In this series, we have also listed sets that were delivered in the "Limited Edition Set" packaging, though not necessarily being 'Limited' in the sense that the locomotive and cars were generally available from open stock.

Prototype History:
Passenger train consists during the transition era were a hedge-podge of different railcars. Many cars were pre-war heavyweights. Some of these heavyweights were rebuilt for postwar service while some were well worn vintage specimens. These were mixed in with newer streamlined cars in both smooth-side and corrugated varieties. Premier flagship trains of this period were usually all-lightweight consists with new colorful paint schemes trailing behind the latest and greatest diesel and/or steam motive power.

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

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.


Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-06-18 03:01:30. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-06-18 03:02:36

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