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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-004406 - Passenger Car, Commuter, Budd Bi-Level, Coach - Chicago Metra

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-004406 - Passenger Car, Commuter, Budd Bi-Level, Coach - Chicago Metra
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Stock Number0001-004406
Secondary Stock Number0001-040525
Original Retail Price$28.98
Body StyleCon-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd Bi-Level Cab
Prototype VehiclePassenger Car, Commuter, Pullman Gallery (Details)
PrototypePassenger Car, Commuter, Budd Bi-Level, Coach
Road or Company NameChicago Metra (Details)
Paint Color(s)Silver, Red and Blue
Print Color(s)White
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Coupler MountTruck-Mount
Wheel TypeNickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel ProfileStandard
Release Date2011-01-01
Item CategoryPassenger Cars
Model TypeCommuter
Model SubtypeBudd Bi-Level
Model VarietyCorrugated, Cab
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Years Produced1950s-1970s

Specific Item Information:
0001-004406 With Rigid Face Couplers $26.98
0001-040540 With Micro-TrainsĀ® Couplers $31.98
Prototype History:
The Pullman Gallery Car was a double-decker passenger car built by Pullman-Standard during the 1950s to 1970s for various passenger rail operators in the United States.
The car's upper level was accessed by four sets of stairs in the middle vestibule. A narrow walkway with handrail and middle sections open looking below. Passengers disembarked from stairs from the vestibule on both sides. The original bench seating on the lower level was often upgraded to individual seats during rebuilds by operators. The 8700 series cars feature a control cab; this is not found in the 7600 series cars.
Road Name History:
Metra (reporting mark METX) is a commuter railroad in the Chicago metropolitan area. The railroad operates 241 stations on 11 different rail lines. It is the fourth busiest commuter rail system in the United States by ridership and the largest and busiest commuter rail system outside the New York City metropolitan area. There were 83.4 million passenger rides in 2014, up 1.3% from the previous year. The busiest day for Metra ridership occurred on June 11, 2010?the day of the Chicago Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup victory rally?with over 429,000 passengers.

Using Chicago's rail infrastructure, much of which was created in the 19th century, the Illinois General Assembly established the RTA, and later Metra, to serve commuters by rail. Metra's creation was a result of the anticipated failure of commuter service operated and owned by various private railroad companies in the 1970s. Freight rail companies still operate some routes; however, these operations are guided by contracted service agreements. Metra owns all rolling stock and is responsible for all stations along with the respective municipalities. Since its inception, Metra has directed more than $5 billion into the commuter rail system of the Chicago metropolitan area.

From 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: Powderman on 2021-03-15 11:54:22. Last edited by Powderman on 2021-03-15 11:55:50

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