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N Scale - Wheels of Time - 329 - Passenger Car, Harriman, 60 Foot Coach - Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico - 112

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N Scale - Wheels of Time - 329 - Passenger Car, Harriman, 60 Foot Coach - Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico - 112

Stock Number 329
Original Retail Price $36.59
Brand Wheels of Time
Manufacturer Wheels of Time
Body Style Wheels of Time Passenger Coach Harriman
Prototype Passenger Car, Harriman, 60 Foot Coach
Road or Company Name Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico (Details)
Reporting Marks CHP
Road or Reporting Number 112
Paint Color(s) Brown and Aluminum
Release Date 2015-10-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Heavyweight
Model Subtype Harriman
Model Variety 60 Foot Coach
Scale 1/160

Road Name History:
The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico (Chihuahua-Pacific Railway), also known as El Chepe from its reporting mark CHP, or Ferrocarril Chihuahua-Pacífico, is a major rail line in northwest Mexico, linking the city of Chihuahua, Chihuahua to the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa and its port Topolobampo. It runs 673 km (418 mi), traversing the Copper Canyon, a rugged series of canyons that have led some to call this the most scenic railroad trip on the continent.

The private rail franchise Ferromex took over the railroad from the Mexican government in 1998.

This line, owned by the Mexican government, was the result of the 1955 merger of the Mexico North-Western Railway and the Mexican portion of the Kansas City Mexico & Orient. Ch-P ran from the port of Topolobambo (on the Gulf of California) northeast where it split. One line went east to Chihuahua and Ojinaga and the other line went north to Ciudad Juarez (just across the border from El Paso, Texas.) The line passes through scenic Copper Canyon and required 37 bridges and 86 tunnels. This portion was not completed until 1961. Ch-P was rolled into FNM in 1987 and Ferromex took over the line in 1998.

Brand/Importer Information:
Wheels of Time was founded by Matthew Young in the fall of 1995. From an early age, Matthew has had a passion for trains, both in full-size and in miniature. His family frequently went out of their way so he could ride the train, or simply watch the action on the tracks. "On one occasion mom took us to San Francisco along the waterfront. Spotting a State Belt ALCo S-2 locomotive switching the wharves, I persuading my mom to follow it. I watched in wonder as I saw and heard the hit-cup sputtering of the ALCo engine as it revved-up to move railroad cars on and off the car float at Pier 43." Other early family experiences included watching Southern Pacific freight and Amtrak's San Joaquin Amfleet trains roll by as his family waited to be seated at Spenger's in Berkeley, which sat happily right next to the tracks. "My brother and I would shoot pictures of the trains with our Instantmatic 110 cameras, sometimes only getting the wheels or worse yet ... getting a real good close up of my big thumb."

Matthew and his brother built models of all kinds, but their model train career began in elementary school when they started making 3-D cardboard miniature trains from pictures found in the pages of Trains Magazine and Model Railroader Magazine. On a visit, many years later, with the late Richard Buike of Trackside Trains in Burlingame, California, the conversation turned to the lack of N-Scale passenger trains and how the few that existed didn't look right. "I told him right then and there that I was going to produce high quality, historically accurate passenger railroad cars. Even I was a little surprised when I said this." The first product was a 1950 Pullman-Standard "10-6" sleeping car made of brass. Wheels of Time became one of the first makers of historically accurate and realisticly detailed passenger train cars. At Wheels of Time, we research original equipment and recreate it with CAD software for production. We're lovers of history and sticklers for detail. On our line of Transit Motor Coaches (a fancy way of saying "buses"), even the destination *roll* signs are historically accurate. Be sure to check out all our beautiful and accurate products. We hope you'll come to share our passion for trains, here recreated in miniature. At Wheels of Time, you get to take home a piece of a fascinating history.

Wheels of Time manufactures historically accurate model trains, vehicles, and model railroad accessories with a real *wow* factor. Our obsession with detail and historical accuracy is reflected in our exceptional design and production: hold a Wheels of Time model in your hand and you'll be tempted to say, 'It's the real thing!'

Item created by: gdm on 2016-02-21 15:06:00. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-11-01 10:20:47

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