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Specific Item Information: Non prototypical model. High-hood versions were only delivered to Southern.
Model Information: This is a 1980's vintage model and mechanism from Bachmann. It is a split frame design but has no lightboard at all. It uses an open-sided, skew-wound 3-pole motor It runs OK and has pickup from all 8 wheels but is a little noisy.
Except for the Southern model, the high-hood versions are non-prototypical.
First run released in 1987 (stock number 51-0612-xx).
Second run released a few years later in the 1990's (stock number 612xx). The gearing was changed from white plastic to black plastic.
It has been re-released again in the 2000's with knuckle couplers (same stock numbers as the second run).
DCC Information: DCC installation for this model is difficult.
Road Name History:
The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).
The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.
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Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.
Item created by: gdm on 2016-12-22 04:52:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-25 12:55:06
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