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Model Information: This model features BLI's integrated Paragon2 sound system with DCC control. It also features: ABS plastic body with heavy die cast chassis for maximum tractive effort; Precision gearing; 5-pole can motor with skew wound armature and dual fly wheels; Locomotive Length (coupler to coupler): 5.5 inches; Locomotive Weight: 4 oz; Many separately applied details such as handrails, ladders, whistle; Will Operate on Codes 80, 70, 60, and 55 rail; Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches; Operating knuckle couplers; All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up; Prototypical light operation with headlight; Slow-Speed motor.
DCC Information: Each model will be equipped with BLI's new Paragon2 DC/DCC Sound & Control system.
In profile the front of the nose of an E7A was less slanted than on earlier EMD passenger locomotives, and the E7, E8, and E9 units have been nicknamed “bulldog nose” units. Some earlier units were called “shovel nose” units or “slant nose” units.
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Road Name History:
The Boston and Maine Railroad was chartered in New Hampshire on June 27, 1835, and the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts Railroad was incorporated March 12, 1839, in Maine, both companies continuing the proposed line to South Berwick, Maine. The railroad opened in 1840 to Exeter, New Hampshire, and on January 1, 1842, the two companies merged with the Boston and Portland to form a new Boston and Maine Railroad.
The B&M flourished with the growth of New England's mill towns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but still faced financial struggles. It came under the control of J. P. Morgan and his New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad around 1910, but anti-trust forces wrested control back. Later it faced heavy debt problems from track construction and from the cost of acquiring the Fitchburg Railroad, causing a reorganization in 1919.
By 1980, though still a sick company, the B&M started turning around thanks to aggressive marketing and its purchase of a cluster of branch lines in Connecticut. The addition of coal traffic and piggyback service also helped. In 1983 the B&M emerged from bankruptcy when it was purchased by Timothy Mellon's Guilford Transportation Industries for $24 million. This was the beginning of the end of the Boston & Maine corporate image, and the start of major changes, such as the labor issues which caused the strikes of 1986 and 1987, and drastic cost cutting such as the 1990 closure of B&M's Mechanicville, New York, site, the largest rail yard and shop facilities on the B&M system.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Technically, Boston & Maine Corporation still exists today but only as a non-operating ward of PAR. Boston & Maine owns the property (and also employs its own railroad police), while Springfield Terminal Railway, a B&M subsidiary, operates the trains and performs maintenance. This complicated operation is mainly due to more favorable labor agreements under Springfield Terminal's rules.
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Item created by: gdm on 2016-11-28 10:19:08. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-04-18 16:19:27
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