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N Scale - Wheels of Time - 198TS - Passenger Car, Harriman, Coach + Express Baggage - Ferrocarril Del Pacifico - 1000 & 1369

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Stock Number 198TS
Original Retail Price $79.90
Brand Wheels of Time
Manufacturer Wheels of Time
Body Style Wheels of Time Passenger Harriman Baggage Express 60 Foot
Prototype Passenger Car, Harriman, Coach + Express Baggage
Road or Company Name Ferrocarril Del Pacifico (Details)
Reporting Marks FCP
Road or Reporting Number 1000 & 1369
Paint Color(s) Dark Olive Green with Black Roof
Print Color(s) Gold
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Multipack ID Number 198TS
Announcement Date 2010-01-15
Release Date 2010-09-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Heavyweight
Model Subtype Harriman
Model Variety 60 Foot Coach + Baggage Express
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: The Southern Pacific Railroad leased a number of Harriman baggage-express cars and coaches to SP de Mexico. In 1951, SP sold a number of rolling stock to the Mexican government under the new railroad ownership of Ferrocarril Del Pacifico. The FCP No. 1369 was formerly SP 1369 Harriman coach. The exact SP origins of the 60-ft FCP baggage-express car is not known. FCP operated from Benjamín Hill, Sonora to Guadalajara, Jalisco via Mazatlán, Sinaloa. FCP was absorbed by National de Mexico in 1984 when the Mexican government nationalized the railroads.

Model Information: These cars have several different door and roof options depending on which prototypes they are modeling.

Road Name History:
FCP was formed in 1951 when Southern Pacific, fearing the changing political climate in Mexico would lead to the nationalization of their Southern Pacific of Mexico subsidiary, sold the line to the Mexican government. FCP ran from the Arizona border at Nogales south, not far from the coast to a connection with NdeM in the Guadalajara area. The line became known for moving produce on fast TOFC trains to American markets. They ran a popular passenger train from Nogales to Mexico City jointly with NdeM. In 1987, the government owned railroads of Mexico were combined and reorganized into a larger National Railways of Mexico (FNM.)

Brand/Importer Information:
Wheels of Time was founded by Matthew Young in the fall of 1995. From an early age, Matthew has had a passion for trains, both in full-size and in miniature. His family frequently went out of their way so he could ride the train, or simply watch the action on the tracks. "On one occasion mom took us to San Francisco along the waterfront. Spotting a State Belt ALCo S-2 locomotive switching the wharves, I persuading my mom to follow it. I watched in wonder as I saw and heard the hit-cup sputtering of the ALCo engine as it revved-up to move railroad cars on and off the car float at Pier 43." Other early family experiences included watching Southern Pacific freight and Amtrak's San Joaquin Amfleet trains roll by as his family waited to be seated at Spenger's in Berkeley, which sat happily right next to the tracks. "My brother and I would shoot pictures of the trains with our Instantmatic 110 cameras, sometimes only getting the wheels or worse yet ... getting a real good close up of my big thumb."

Matthew and his brother built models of all kinds, but their model train career began in elementary school when they started making 3-D cardboard miniature trains from pictures found in the pages of Trains Magazine and Model Railroader Magazine. On a visit, many years later, with the late Richard Buike of Trackside Trains in Burlingame, California, the conversation turned to the lack of N-Scale passenger trains and how the few that existed didn't look right. "I told him right then and there that I was going to produce high quality, historically accurate passenger railroad cars. Even I was a little surprised when I said this." The first product was a 1950 Pullman-Standard "10-6" sleeping car made of brass. Wheels of Time became one of the first makers of historically accurate and realisticly detailed passenger train cars. At Wheels of Time, we research original equipment and recreate it with CAD software for production. We're lovers of history and sticklers for detail. On our line of Transit Motor Coaches (a fancy way of saying "buses"), even the destination *roll* signs are historically accurate. Be sure to check out all our beautiful and accurate products. We hope you'll come to share our passion for trains, here recreated in miniature. At Wheels of Time, you get to take home a piece of a fascinating history.

Wheels of Time manufactures historically accurate model trains, vehicles, and model railroad accessories with a real *wow* factor. Our obsession with detail and historical accuracy is reflected in our exceptional design and production: hold a Wheels of Time model in your hand and you'll be tempted to say, 'It's the real thing!'

Item created by: CNW400 on 2019-09-05 17:24:23. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-11-01 10:25:00

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