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N Scale - Bachmann - 5416 - Caboose, Cupola, Offset - Chessie System - 3327

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N Scale - Bachmann - 5416 - Caboose, Cupola, Offset - Chessie System - 3327


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Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 5416
Original Retail Price $2.50
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window
Road or Company Name Chessie System (Details)
Reporting Marks C&O
Road or Reporting Number 3327
Paint Color(s) Yellow, Black and Silver
Print Color(s) Blue
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1976-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Caboose
Model Subtype Cupola
Model Variety Offset 6-Window
Prototype Caboose, Cupola, Offset
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Specific Item Information: Caboose underside reads Bachmann Hong Kong

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:
Chessie System, Inc. was a holding company that owned the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O), the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), the Western Maryland Railway (WM), and several smaller carriers. It was incorporated in Virginia on February 26, 1973, and it acquired the C&O (which controlled the other companies) on June 15. C&O had been popularly known as "Chessie System" since the 1930s.

The three railroads had been closely related since the 1960s. C&O had acquired controlling interest in B&O in 1962, and the two had jointly controlled WM since 1967.

On November 1, 1980, Chessie System merged with Seaboard Coast Line Industries to form CSX Corporation. However, the Chessie image continued to be applied to new and re-painted equipment until mid-1986, when CSX introduced its own paint scheme. The B&O and C&O were not legally merged out of existence until 1987, when the company's official successor, CSX Transportation was founded.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the Chessie System was the creation of Cyrus S. Eaton and his prot?g? Hays T. Watkins, Jr., then president and chief executive officer of C&O. A chief source of revenue for the Chessie System was coal mined in West Virginia. Another was the transport of auto parts and finished motor vehicles.

The signature symbol of the Chessie System was its "Ches-C", a large emblem incorporating the outline of the C&O's famous "Chessie" the kitten logo. The Ches-C was emblazoned on the front of all Chessie System locomotives, and also served as the "C" in "Chessie System" on the locomotive's flanks, and on other rolling stock. The Chessie System itself did not own any locomotives or other rolling stock; rather, equipment would be placed on the roster of one of the three component railroads. While all three companies shared a common paint scheme of yellow, vermillion, and blue, actual ownership of the equipment was denoted by the reporting marks C&O, B&O, or WM.

From Wikipedia

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 08:31:37. Last edited by gdm on 2017-04-21 08:33:08

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