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N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 220501 - Gondola, 65 Foot, G26 Mill - Lehigh Valley - 34004

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N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 220501 - Gondola, 65 Foot, G26 Mill - Lehigh Valley - 34004

Stock Number 220501
Original Retail Price $26.95
Brand Eastern Seaboard Models
Manufacturer Eastern Seaboard Models
Body Style Eastern Seaboard Models Gondola 65 Foot Mill
Prototype Description Gondola, 65 Foot, G26 Mill
Road or Company Name Lehigh Valley (Details)
Reporting Marks LV
Road or Reporting Number 34004
Paint Color(s) Tuscan Red
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic and Diecast
Release Date 2009-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype 65 Foot
Model Variety G26 Mill

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Specific Item Information: Painted Tuscan red with black and write printing. Equipped with Barber roller bearing trucks.

Model Information: ESM introduced this model in 2009. The body and detail parts are made from injection molded plastic, while the underframe is diecast. The underside is stamped "ESM China". The metal underframe gives these cars enough heft to track well.

The drop ends can be positioned either up or down. Intricate and accurate detail is present inside as well as outside. For example, you can count the rivets inside the body of the car if you like. The model rides at the prototypically-correct height above the rails, on Micro-Trains® truck frames fitted with low-profile injection molded plastic wheelsets. The style of truck frame utilized is specified with each model. The model is equipped with body-mounted Micro-Trains® #1015 couplers.

Due to their length, operation of this model over curved trackage of less than 12½-inch radius is not recommended.

Prototype Description: The Pennsylvania Railroad built 1,650 of these cars in 1930 and 1931. More than 35% of the series remained in service at the time of the Penn Central merger, and a number continued generating revenue in the Conrail era. Lehigh Valley obtained fifty of the G26 class from the Pennsylvania in the early 1930s to augment its mill gondola fleet.

Road Name History:
The Lehigh Valley Railroad (reporting mark LV) was one of a number of railroads built in the northeastern United States primarily to haul anthracite coal. It was authorized April 21, 1846 in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and incorporated/established on September 20, 1847 as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company. On January 7, 1853, the name was changed to Lehigh Valley Railroad.[1] It was sometimes known as the Route of the Black Diamond, named after the anthracite it transported. At the time, anthracite was transported by boat down the Lehigh River; the railroad was meant to be faster transportation. The railroad ended operations in 1976 and merged into Conrail that same year.

During its existence, the Lehigh Valley Railroad used a rail line that later became known as the Lehigh Line in order for it to operate. The Lehigh Line was the railroad's first rail line constructed which was built in 1855 between Easton, Pennsylvania and Allentown, Pennsylvania and it served as the main line for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Serving as the main line for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the rail line expanded past Allentown to Buffalo, New York and past Easton to New York City, bringing the Lehigh Valley Railroad to these metro areas. During the early years, the line served as the body of the Lehigh Valley Railroad until the railroad either built more rail lines or railroads, acquired more rail lines or railroads, and merged other railroads into their system. The line was known as the Lehigh Valley Mainline during the majority of its time under the ownership of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, starting in the 1930s. The "Lehigh Valley" was absorbed along with several northeastern rail lines into Conrail; the main line became known as the Lehigh Line during the Conrail ownership. Conrail shortened the track miles by abandoning most of its route to Buffalo and some of the line entering New York City area. The Lehigh Line is now owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway.

As of 31 Dec 1925, 1363.7 miles of road, 3533.3 miles of track; as of 31 Dec 1970, 927 miles of road and 1963 miles of track.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Eastern Seaboard Models was founded in 1987. They are a manufacturer of N scale reproductions of North American eastern railroad prototypes. The have both decorated other manufacturers' models as well as designed body styles of their own. They are located at PO Box 301, Waldwick, New Jersey 07463-0301 U.S.A.

Their 2016 lineup includes ready-to-run gondolas, well cars, hoppers, tank cars and boxcars. They also produce craftsman quality kits in their "Made in America" series. ESM products may be purchased directly from their website.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-02-13 15:34:22

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