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N Scale - Bev-Bel - 10013 - Boxcar, Evans 5277 - Southern Pacific - 621000

N Scale - Bev-Bel - 10013 - Boxcar, Evans 5277 - Southern Pacific - 621000


N Scale - Bev-Bel - 10013 - Boxcar, Evans 5277 - Southern Pacific - 621000


Brand Bev-Bel
Stock Number 10013
Manufacturer Life-Like
Aftermarket Decorator Bev-Bel
Body Style Life-Like Boxcar 50 Foot Evans
Road/Company Name Southern Pacific
Additional Markings/Slogan Overnights
Reporting Marks SP
Road/Reporting Number 621000
Paint Color(s) White
Print Color(s) Black
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Evans 5277
Prototype Boxcar, Evans 5277
Prototype Manufacturer Name Evans Products Company
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Body Style Information: This Life-Like series of boxcars models the modern no-roofwalk 50' Evans high-cube prototype.

Road/Company Information:
The Southern Pacific Transportation Company (reporting mark SP), earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad. It was absorbed in 1988 by the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and eight years later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The railroad was founded as a land holding company in 1865, later acquiring the Central Pacific Railroad by lease. By 1900 the Southern Pacific Company was a major railroad system incorporating many smaller companies, such as the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad. It extended from New Orleans through Texas to El Paso, across New Mexico and through Tucson, to Los Angeles, through most of California, including San Francisco and Sacramento. Central Pacific lines extended east across Nevada to Ogden, Utah, and reached north through Oregon to Portland. Other subsidiaries eventually included the St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt), the Northwestern Pacific Railroad at 328 miles (528 km), the 1,331 miles (2,142 km) Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico, and a variety of 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge routes.

In 1929 SP/T&NO operated 13848 route-miles not including Cotton Belt, whose purchase of the Golden State Route circa 1980 nearly doubled its size to 3,085 miles (4,965 km), bringing total SP/SSW mileage to around 13,508 miles (21,739 km).

By the 1980s route mileage had dropped to 10,423 miles (16,774 km), mainly due to the pruning of branch lines. In 1988 the Southern Pacific was taken over by D&RGW parent Rio Grande Industries. The combined railroad kept the Southern Pacific name due to its brand recognition in the railroad industry and with customers of both constituent railroads. Along with the addition of the SPCSL Corporation route from Chicago to St. Louis, the total length of the D&RGW/SP/SSW system was 15,959 miles (25,684 km).

By 1996 years of financial problems had dropped SP's mileage to 13,715 miles (22,072 km), and it was taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Formerly located in Cresskill, New Jersey, the now defunct Bev-Bel Corp. was founded by the late Irvin and Beverly Belkin in 1956. A prolific "boutique" producer of after-market, limited production, special run rolling stock and locomotives (in road names and non-traditional commemorative and holiday themed paint schemes that were not typically offered by the major manufacturers), Bev-Bel' sourced its models from Atlas Tool Co., Inc., Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc., Bachmann, and Life-Like Trains.


Item created by: AlanUS on 2017-09-13 17:16:01

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