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N Scale - Club Internacional del Libro (CIL) - 6 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD45 - Santa Fe - 5008

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Stock Number 6
Secondary Stock Number Editions Atlas 3
Original Retail Price 6.95€
Brand Club Internacional del Libro (CIL)
Manufacturer Club Internacional del Libro (CIL)
Body Style CIL Diesel Engine SD45
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD45 (Details)
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 5008
Paint Color(s) Blue, Yellow
Print Color(s) Yellow
Paint Scheme Bookend/Pinstripe
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Series Name Locomotoras de Colección
Series Release/Issue Number 6
Ready-to-Run No
DCC Readiness Dummy Engine
Release Date 2002-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety SD45
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160

Series Information: The "Locomotoras de Colección" series was one of the collection series of the "Club Internacional del Libro" (CIL), which gave its name to the group. From September 2002 to the end of 2004, a total of 50 locomotives from all over the world appeared in N gauge. The locomotives without motors were supplied in blister packaging together with a short piece of track labeled with the name of the model. The mostly rolling locomotives were equipped with Arnold couplers, but only at the rear on the steam locomotives and the PA-1. The series also included two books, "Locomotoras de Colección" and "La historia del ferrocarril". The models are mostly labeled "CIL N Scale 1:160".
The series also included three models based on US prototypes:
- Mikado L1 Pennsylvania Railroad (1),
- EMD SD45 Santa Fe (6), and
- ALCO PA-1 New York Central (15).
The CIL models are often confused with those of Del Prado, but have nothing in common.
Some details about the collection, with photos, can be found here.

Model Information: Dummy engine, for display only.

Prototype History:
Notable as the first locomotive with an engine larger than 16 cylinders upon its introduction in 1965, the EMD SD45 was used on nearly every railroad at one time or another. Over the course of six years, EMD built a whopping 1260 SD45 locomotives for freight use on more than 25 railroads, with many more acquiring them second-hand. The SD45, while sharing the same common frame as the EMD SD40, was distinguished by a number of characteristics such as the flared radiator that stretched across the side of the locomotive's long hood. Several SD45 locomotives are still preserved and in service today.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).

The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Paint Scheme: The Bookend or Pinstripe paint scheme was introduced in 1960 and was used up into the mid-1970s. This scheme replaced the zebra stripe scheme for all non F units. It is Yellow and Blue with a black Santa Fe herald on the nose. The term "Bookend" reflects the way the yellow framed the body.

Brand/Importer Information:
The Spanish Grupo CIL is the leading direct marketing company in Spain and Portugal. It markets book collections, reference books, DVDs, music CDs, collectibles, household items, jewelry, and distance learning courses under a variety of brand names.

Item created by: klausnahr on 2021-06-27 15:19:45. Last edited by Alain LM on 2021-06-28 04:43:50

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