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N Scale - Bachmann - 5418 - Caboose, Cupola, End - Illinois Central Gulf

N Scale - Bachmann - 5418 - Caboose, Cupola, End - Illinois Central Gulf The image shown is the same body type though not necessarily the same road name or road number.



N Scale - Bachmann - 5418 - Caboose, Cupola, End - Illinois Central Gulf An image of the prototype.


Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 5418
Original Retail Price $2.50
Manufacturer Bachmann China
Body Style Bachmann Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window
Road/Company Name Illinois Central Gulf
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, End
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:
On August 10, 1972, the Illinois Central Railroad merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to form the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (reporting mark ICG).
In 1988 the railroad's then-parent company IC Industries spun off its remaining rail assets and changed its name to the Whitman Corporation (which became PepsiAmericas in 2000 and was acquired outright by PepsiCo in 2010). On February 29, 1988, the newly separated ICG dropped the "Gulf" from its name and again became the Illinois Central Railroad.
On February 11, 1998 the IC was purchased for approximately $2.4 billion in cash and shares by Canadian National Railway (CN). Integration of operations began July 1, 1999.

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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 08:33:44

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