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N Scale - Con-Cor - 001-03321B - Locomotive, GE, Gas Turbine Electric - Union Pacific - 62

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 001-03321B - Locomotive, GE, Gas Turbine Electric - Union Pacific - 62


Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 001-03321B
Original Retail Price $64.98
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Con-Cor Gas Turbine Engine
Prototype Description Locomotive, GE, Gas Turbine Electric
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 62
Paint Color(s) Mustard Yellow and Gray
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 1979-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Gas Turbine
Model Subtype 8500 Horsepower
Model Variety Veranda



Prototype Description: Built between 1958 and 1961, thirty sets of 3-unit 8500 horsepower (GTEL) gas turbine electric locomotives were constructed for use by the Union Pacific on freight runs between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Ogden, Utah.

Retired by the early 1970s due to rising fuel and maintenance costs, these units were nicknamed "Big Blows" because of the deafening noise they produced.

Read more on Wikipedia, 3rd generation gas-turbines.

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

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: gdm on 2016-10-26 14:54:32. Last edited by RoadRailer on 2018-09-06 14:29:12

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