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N Scale - Hallmark Cards - QXE3232 - Locomotive, Steam, 2-6-4 Adriatic Type - New York Central - 221

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Limited Edition Gold


N Scale - Hallmark Cards - QXE3232 - Locomotive, Steam, 2-6-4 Adriatic Type - New York Central - 221


Stock Number QXE3232
Original Retail Price $19.99
Brand Hallmark Cards
Manufacturer Hallmark Cards
Body Style Hallmark Lionel Train Ornament
Prototype Locomotive, Steam, 2-6-4 Adriatic Type
Road or Company Name New York Central (Details)
Reporting Marks LIONEL
Road or Reporting Number 221
Paint Color(s) Gold
Print Color(s) White
Paint Scheme Empire State
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Series Name Collector's Series
Ready-to-Run No
DCC Readiness Dummy Engine
Release Date 2021-10-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype Adriatic
Model Variety 2-6-4
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Add the sleek power of the Lionel 221 New York Central "Empire State" locomotive to your holiday decorating. This Christmas tree ornament is sure to delight railway enthusiasts with its sturdy die-cast metal styling and wheels that turn. Stamped with the iconic "221" under rear windows, it pairs with other Lionel 221 train cars (each sold separately).
Lionel patterned this model from the Hudson Type locomotives used by the NYC for the 20th Century Limited. Lionel removed a leading truck axle creating an Adriatic 2-6-4 type locomotive.

Series Information: Hallmark Cards' Collector's Series is a series of Christmas tree ornaments from its Keepsake Ornament range.

Model Information: As part of its Keepsake Ornament range, Hallmark Cards offers replica in 1:160 scale of Lionel train models of the past. These die-cast metal items are - obviously - not motorized as they are meant as ornament for Christmas trees.

Road Name History:
The New York Central Railroad (reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. Headquartered in New York City, the railroad served most of the Northeast, including extensive trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts, plus additional trackage in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

The railroad primarily connected greater New York and Boston in the east with Chicago and St.Louis in the midwest along with the intermediate cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. NYC's Grand Central Terminal in New York City is one of its best known extant landmarks.

1853 company formation: Albany industrialist and Mohawk Valley Railroad owner Erastus Corning managed to unite ten railroads together into one system, and on March 17, 1853 executives and stockholders of each company agreed to merge. The merger was approved by the state legislature on April 2, and by May 17, 1853 the New York Central Railroad was formed.

In 1867 Vanderbilt acquired control of the Albany to Buffalo running NYC. On November 1, 1869 he merged the NYC with his Hudson River Railroad into the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad. Vanderbilt's other lines were operated as part of the NYC.

In 1914, the operations of eleven subsidiaries were merged with the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, re-forming the New York Central Railroad. From the beginning of the merge, the railroad was publicly referred to as the New York Central Lines. In the summer of 1935, the identification was changed to the New York Central System.

In 1968 the NYC merged with its former rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad, to form Penn Central (the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad joined in 1969). That company went bankrupt in 1970 and was taken over by the federal government and merged into Conrail in 1976. Conrail was broken up in 1998, and portions of its system was transferred to the newly formed New York Central Lines LLC, a subsidiary leased to and eventually absorbed by CSX and Norfolk Southern. Those companies' lines included the original New York Central main line, but outside that area it included lines that were never part of the New York Central system. CSX was able to take one of the most important main lines in the nation, which runs from New York City and Boston to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the Water Level Route, while Norfolk Southern gained the Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois portion of the line called the Chicago line.

At the end of 1925, the New York Central System operated 11,584 miles (18,643 km) of road and 26,395 miles (42,479 km) of track; at the end of 1967 the mileages were 9,696 miles (15,604 km) and 18,454 miles (29,699 km).

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Hallmark Cards, Inc. is a private, family-owned American company based in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1910 by Joyce Hall, Hallmark is the oldest and largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States. In addition to greeting cards, Hallmark also manufactures such products as party goods, gift wrap, and stationery. In 1973, Hallmark Cards started manufacturing Christmas ornaments. The Hallmark Keepsake Ornament collection is dated and available for just one year.

Item created by: CNW400 on 2021-11-10 10:00:30

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