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N Scale - Bachmann - 5406 - Caboose, Cupola, End - Santa Fe - 999628

N Scale - Bachmann - 5406 - Caboose, Cupola, End - Santa Fe - 999628 Copyright held by TroveStar


N Scale - Bachmann - 5406 - Caboose, Cupola, End - Santa Fe - 999628 An image of the prototype.


Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 5406
Original Retail Price $2.00
Manufacturer Bachmann China
Body Style Bachmann Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window
Road/Company Name Santa Fe
Reporting Marks ATSF
Road/Reporting Number 999628
Paint Color(s) Red, Yellow and Black
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Caboose
Model Subtype Cupola
Model Variety Offset 6-Window
Prototype Caboose, Cupola, End
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Body Style Information: Bachman introduced this caboose in 1967. It is the earliest of their caboose toolings. The first release had 8 Road names. It has body-mount Rapido couplers with nickel-silver plated wheels. Early releases had deep flanges on the wheels but later versions have smaller flanges. The body sides have six windows with three on each side. The windows have no glazing, but otherwise the detail is quite good for such an early model.

Road/Company Information:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

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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Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

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 2017-04-21 08:12:08. Last edited by gdm on 2017-04-21 08:15:15

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