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N Scale - Bachmann - 73486 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot - Pennsylvania Salt & Mining - 67927

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N Scale - Bachmann - 73486 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot - Pennsylvania Salt & Mining - 67927


Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 73486
Original Retail Price $10.00
Manufacturer Bachmann
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Bachmann Tank Car 41 Foot Chemical
Prototype Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot (Details)
Road or Company Name Pennsylvania Salt & Mining (Details)
Reporting Marks GATX
Road or Reporting Number 67927
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Black
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 2002-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 41 Foot
Model Variety Chemical
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Prototype History:
Single Dome tank cars are a railroad staple. They have been around since the first half of the 20th century. This length car can handle about 10,000 gallons. These railcars carry a wide array of commodities, including liquid fertilizers, chemicals, fuel oils and asphalt, and food-grade oils. Tank cars can be pressurized or non-pressurized, insulated or non-insulated. Single dome cars carry only a single commodity at once. Food-service tank cars may be lined with stainless steel, glass, or plastic. Tank cars carrying dangerous goods are generally made of different types of steel, depending on the intended cargo and operating pressure. They may also be lined with rubber or coated with specialized coatings for tank protection or product purity purpose. The tank heads are also stronger to prevent ruptures during accidents.

One common version is the ACF Type 27 jacketed tank car with expansion dome which was in common use by many railroads and oil companies.

Road Name History:
The Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company operated multiple salt mines in Natrona Pennsylvania (Allegheny County). Natrona in fact, was a company town created to service the mines. The Natrona facility was built to process aluminum ore shipped in from their cryolite deposits in Greenland. The Natrona plant mined the salt from the salt wells in Natrona, pulverized it, sifted and heated it along with the cryolite ore to create sodium aluminate. The company also operated bituminous coal mines in Natrona.

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 2018-09-24 16:46:58. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-05-13 22:58:58

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