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Con-Cor - 0001-007012 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman RPO - North Pole & Southern - 2022

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Stock Number0001-007012
Original Retail Price$49.97
Body StyleCon-Cor Passenger Smoothside RPO PS
Prototype VehiclePassenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman RPO (Details)
Road or Company NameNorth Pole & Southern (Details)
Reporting MarksXMAS
Road or Reporting Number2022
Paint Color(s)Red and Maroon with White Roof
Print Color(s)White
Paint SchemeChristmas Tree with Ornaments
Additional Markings/SloganO' Christmas Tree!
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeNickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date2022-12-15
Item CategoryPassenger Cars
Model TypeLightweight/Streamlined
Model SubtypeSmoothside
Model VarietyRPO PS
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)

Specific Item Information: This an ā€œNā€ Scale car, and comes with N Micro-Trains couplers that will match up to all common brands sold in the USA. Car will run on 11ā€³ inch radius. It is a Railway Post Office Car (RPO) and will be the first in a planned group of 4 annual passenger cars that will continue on for the next few years.
Model Information: This model was designed by Con-Cor in the 1980s. It is modeled after the Pullman Standard RPO-Baggage built for GN in 1947. It has has 3 double-windows, located at one end of the car, and 2 doors. This model is still produced by Con-Cor.
It is not to be confused with an older RPO designed by Con-Cor and that is no longer produced. The older model has 5 windows in the middle of the car, and 3 doors.
Prototype History:
When lightweight cars came to the Pullman fleet in the early 1940s, their smooth sides lent themselves to classy, colorful paint schemes. Baggage cars operated on everything from premier trains to mail runs from coast to coast, normally mixing with the head-end cars of connecting lines.

RPO cars were built to government specifications by the railroads, which owned these cars and were paid by U.S. Post Office contracts per mile of running time. They were staffed by specially-trained, armed U.S. Postal Clerks, who referred to their runs by the cities between which they operated: north to south or east to west, with north-south taking precedence.
Road Name History:
Fictitious railroad created by Bachmann Trains for a series of holiday themed trains and rolling stock.
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 2023-02-21 16:38:58. Last edited by CNW400 on 2023-02-21 16:38:59

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