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N Scale - Bachmann - 53-1033-88 - Open Hopper, 4-Bay, Offset - Peabody Short Line - 6687

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N Scale - Bachmann - 53-1033-88 - Open Hopper, 4-Bay, Offset - Peabody Short Line - 6687


N Scale - Bachmann - 53-1033-88 - Open Hopper, 4-Bay, Offset - Peabody Short Line - 6687


Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 53-1033-88
Original Retail Price $1.50
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset
Road or Company Name Peabody Short Line (Details)
Reporting Marks PSL
Road or Reporting Number 6687
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Green
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 1969-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Open Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety Offset
Prototype Open Hopper, 4-Bay, Offset
Region North America
Era/Epoch All Eras


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Body Style Information: These cars date back to the early days of N scale (late 60s / early 70s).
This model isn't really an accurate representation of any particular prototype; it is simply representative of the kind of 4-bay open hoppers that started appearing in the United States in the late 1920s (used primarily for coal service).

Road/Company Information:
The interurban line E. St. Louis & Suburban Railway was abandoned in 1932. One of its subsidiaries was the St. Louis & Belleville Electric Railway which survived and was dieselized in 1949. Peabody Coal Company acquired the StL&BE in 1956 from the Union Electric Company of St. Louis. It renamed it Peabody Short Line in December of 1958. The Illinois Central Railroad acquired stock control in 1960, and merged it in August of 1961. Most of the line, from the River King Mine #1 to a connection with the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis at E. St. Louis, duplicated the IC’s Du Quoin to E. St. Louis line. Consequently most of the original line was abandoned, except for a short piece near the mine. The rest has since been abandoned.


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: Alain LM on 2017-12-03 08:59:07. Last edited by Alain LM on 2017-12-03 09:00:31

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