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N Scale - Model Power - 8621-4 - Passenger Car, Heavyweight Coach - Pennsylvania - 4 Different

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N Scale - Model Power - 8621-4 - Passenger Car, Heavyweight Coach - Pennsylvania - 4 Different


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 8621-4
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Passenger Car Heavyweight Coach
Road or Company Name Pennsylvania (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 4 Different
Paint Color(s) Tuscan Red
Print Color(s) Yellow
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Passenger
Model Subtype Heavyweight
Model Variety Coach
Prototype Passenger Car, Heavyweight Coach
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era II: 1901 - 1938


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Specific Item Information: Three coaches and a combine.

Road/Company Information:
The Pennsylvania Railroad (reporting mark PRR) was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the "Pennsy," the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U.S. for the first half of the twentieth century. Over the years, it acquired, merged with or owned part of at least 800 other rail lines and companies. At the end of 1925, it operated 10,515 miles of rail line; in the 1920s, it carried nearly three times the traffic as other railroads of comparable length, such as the Union Pacific or Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads. Its only formidable rival was the New York Central (NYC), which carried around three-quarters of PRR's ton-miles.

At one time, the PRR was the largest publicly traded corporation in the world, with a budget larger than that of the U.S. government and a workforce of about 250,000 people. The corporation still holds the record for the longest continuous dividend history: it paid out annual dividends to shareholders for more than 100 years in a row.

In 1968, PRR merged with rival NYC to form the Penn Central Transportation Company, which filed for bankruptcy within two years. The viable parts were transferred in 1976 to Conrail, which was itself broken up in 1999, with 58 percent of the system going to the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), including nearly all of the former PRR. Amtrak received the electrified segment east of Harrisburg.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).



Item created by: gdm on 2017-07-15 12:51:58

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