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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-004033 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Smoothside - Northern Pacific - 5-Unit

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-004033 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Smoothside - Northern Pacific - 5-Unit


Stock Number 0001-004033
Secondary Stock Number 4033
Tertiary Stock Number 0001-040405
Original Retail Price $119.98
Brand Con-Cor
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Body Style Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside Set
Prototype Vehicle Passenger Car, Lightweight, Smoothside (Details)
Road or Company Name Northern Pacific (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 5-Unit
Paint Color(s) Two-Tone Green
Print Color(s) While, Black & Red
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 5
Multipack ID Number 0001-004033
Series Name Passenger 5-Car Set
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype Smoothside
Model Variety 5-Unit Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information:
With Rigid Face Couplers,$119.98 ea 0001-04033
With Micro-TrainsĀ® Couplers,$144.89 ea. 0001-040405
Northern Pacific passenger car set: 5 streamline smoothside cars.
- RPO baggage car #
- Coach
- Pullman car
- Diner coach
- Observation car

Series Information: Con-Cor streamlined smoothside passenger 5-car set, usually composed of: RPO / Baggage, Coach, Pullman Sleeper, Diner or Dome and Pullman Observation / Lounge.
These sets have been offered over several years and in two different packaging.
Road numbers contained in the pack might have evolved over time.

Prototype History:
In the post-war period, passenger rail service boomed. In order to increase efficiency, the railroads set to replacing their old wood, steel and concrete heavyweight passenger cars with newer lightweight, streamlined cars. The new cars were made from stainless steel, aluminum and Cor-Ten steel. These cars required less motive power to pull and were cheaper to manufacture. Production was also concentrated in a few manufacturers rather than each railroad making its own. This led to standardization which further reduced costs. The new "lightweight" cars were also given "streamlined" designs to make them more visually appealing. Budd, Pullman Standard and ACF were all well known manufacturers of these cars.

Smoothside cars are typically painted, unlike their corrugated brethren. This meant that they typically required more maintenance, but this also allowed the railroads to apply distinctive paint schemes to their fleets, typically matching the paintwork on their locomotives.

Road Name History:
The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was a transcontinental railroad that operated across the northern tier of the western United States from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast. It was approved by Congress in 1864 and given nearly 40 million acres (160,000 km2) of land grants, which it used to raise money in Europe for construction. Construction began in 1870 and the main line opened all the way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific when former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in western Montana on Sept. 8, 1883.

The railroad had about 6800 miles of track and served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. In addition the company had an international branch to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The main activities were shipping wheat and other farm products, cattle, timber and minerals; bringing in consumer goods, transporting passengers; and selling land.

The company was headquartered first in Brainerd, Minnesota, then in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It had a tumultuous financial history, and in 1970 it merged with other lines to form the Burlington Northern Railroad.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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: CNW400 on 2020-09-06 15:58:45. Last edited by Powderman on 2021-03-04 09:44:15

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