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N Scale - Art Griffin Decals - Page 50 - Gondola, Early, Wooden - Pere Marquette - 10335

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N Scale - Art Griffin Decals - Page 50 - Gondola, Early, Wooden - Pere Marquette - 10335


Stock Number Page 50
Brand Art Griffin Decals
Manufacturer Art Griffin Decals
Body Style Generic Model
Prototype Vehicle Gondola, Early, Wooden (Details)
Road or Company Name Pere Marquette (Details)
Reporting Marks PM
Road or Reporting Number 10335
Print Color(s) white
Ready-to-Run No
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Decals
Model Subtype Railroad
Model Variety Gondola
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era I: Early Steam (1835 - 1900)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Art Griffin offered a 'book' of early railroad decals. You could order them in N Scale, HO or O. The decals are referenced by the 'page' in Art's book.

Model Information: Unspecified Body Style

Prototype History:
In US railroad terminology, a gondola is an open-topped rail vehicle used for transporting loose bulk materials. Because of their low side walls gondolas are also suitable for the carriage of such high-density cargos as steel plates or coils, or of bulky items such as prefabricated sections of rail track.

Road Name History:
The Pere Marquette Railway (reporting mark PM) operated in the Great Lakes region of the United States and southern parts of Ontario in Canada. It had trackage in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and the Canadian province of Ontario. Its primary connections included Buffalo; Toledo; and Chicago.

The Pere Marquette Railroad was incorporated on November 1, 1899 in anticipation of a merger of three Michigan-based railroad companies that had been agreed upon by all parties. It began operations on January 1, 1900, absorbing the following companies:
  • Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad (F&PM)
  • Detroit, Grand Rapids & Western Railroad (DGR&W)
  • Chicago & West Michigan Railway (C&WM)
The company was reincorporated on March 12, 1917 as the Pere Marquette Railway. In the 1920s the Pere Marquette came under the control of Cleveland financiers Oris and Mantis Van Sweringen. These brothers also controlled the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad (Nickel Plate), the Erie Railroad and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, and planned to merge the four companies. However, the ICC did not approve the merger and the Van Sweringens eventually sold their interest in the Pere Marquette to the C&O, with which it formally merged on June 6, 1947.

Brand/Importer Information: No longer in business, but still products for sale at some resellers (2022).

Item created by: james13pugh on 2022-05-19 12:50:40. Last edited by james13pugh on 2022-05-19 12:50:41

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