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N Scale - Con-Cor - 001-04311R - Passenger Car, Streamlined, 85 Foot Pullman - New York Central

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 001-04311R - Passenger Car, Streamlined, 85 Foot Pullman - New York Central Image Courtesy Roadrailer


N Scale - Con-Cor - 001-04311R - Passenger Car, Streamlined, 85 Foot Pullman - New York Central Image Courtesy Roadrailer


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 001-04311R
Original Retail Price $5.75
Brand Con-Cor
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Body Style Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Pullman Sleeper
Prototype Description Passenger Car, Streamlined, 85 Foot Pullman
Road or Company Name New York Central (Details)
Paint Color(s) Two Tone Gray with Black Roof
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 1979-10-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype Streamlined Corrugated
Model Variety 85 Foot Pullman
Scale 1/160


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Road Name History:
The New York Central Railroad (reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. Headquartered in New York City, the railroad served most of the Northeast, including extensive trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts, plus additional trackage in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

The railroad primarily connected greater New York and Boston in the east with Chicago and St.Louis in the midwest along with the intermediate cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. NYC's Grand Central Terminal in New York City is one of its best known extant landmarks.

In 1968 the NYC merged with its former rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad, to form Penn Central (the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad joined in 1969). That company went bankrupt in 1970 and was taken over by the federal government and merged into Conrail in 1976. Conrail was broken up in 1998, and portions of its system was transferred to the newly formed New York Central Lines LLC, a subsidiary leased to and eventually absorbed by CSX and Norfolk Southern. Those companies' lines included the original New York Central main line, but outside that area it included lines that were never part of the New York Central system. CSX was able to take one of the most important main lines in the nation, which runs from New York City and Boston to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the Water Level Route, while Norfolk Southern gained the Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois portion of the line called the Chicago line.

At the end of 1925, the New York Central System operated 11,584 miles (18,643 km) of road and 26,395 miles (42,479 km) of track; at the end of 1967 the mileages were 9,696 miles (15,604 km) and 18,454 miles (29,699 km).

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Brand/Importer Information:
Con-Cor has been in business since 1962. Many things have changed over time as originally they were a complete manufacturing operation in the USA and at one time had upwards of 45 employees. They not only designed the models,but they also built their own molds, did injection molding, painting, printing and packaging on their models.

Currently, most of their manufacturing has been moved overseas and now they import 90% of their products as totally finished goods, or in finished components. They only do some incidental manufacturing today within the USA.




Item created by: RoadRailer on 2018-09-13 16:10:41. Last edited by RoadRailer on 2018-09-13 16:14:49

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