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N Scale - Bowser - 37422 - Hopper, 4-Bay, 70 Ton - Erie Lackawanna

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N Scale - Bowser - 37422 - Hopper, 4-Bay, 70 Ton - Erie Lackawanna Image Courtesy of Micro-Trains Line and irwinsjournal.com
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Stock Number 37422
Brand Bowser
Manufacturer Bowser
Body Style Bowser Open Hopper 70 Ton
Prototype Hopper, 4-Bay, 70 Ton
Road or Company Name Erie Lackawanna (Details)
Reporting Marks EL
Road or Reporting Number multi
Paint Color(s) Black
Release Date 2007-08-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Open Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety 70 Ton



Road Name History:
The Erie Lackawanna Railway (reporting mark EL), known as the Erie Lackawanna Railroad until 1968, was formed from the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. The official motto of the line was "The Friendly Service Route".

Like many railroads in the northeast already financially vulnerable from the expanding U.S. Interstate Highway System, the line was severely weakened fiscally by the extent, duration and record flood levels due to Hurricane Agnes in 1972. It would never recover, and most of the corporation's holdings were subsumed into the federal rescue purchases creating Conrail in 1976, ending its days as an operating railroad company.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
On May 1, 1961, Bowser was purchased by Lewis and Shirlee English and moved from Redlands, CA to their basement in Muncy, PA. The original Bowser Manufacturing Co first advertised in the model railroad magazines in November 1948. At that time, the company had only one (HO Scale) engine, the Mountain, which had a cast brass boiler that is no longer available. It was sometime later that Bowser (Redlands) developed the NYC K-11 and the UP Challenger. The molds were made by K. Wenzlaff who introduced himself at the MRIA Show in Pasadena, CA in 1985 These two locomotives are still current production.

Bowser entered into N Scale in 1998 with their acquisition of the Delaware Valley Car Company, a manufacturer of N scale freight cars.

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-10-02 10:12:20. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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