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N Scale - Bachmann - 19461 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Sliding Door - Reading - 19751

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N Scale - Bachmann - 19461 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Sliding Door - Reading - 19751


Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 19461
Original Retail Price $35.00
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Boxcar 50 Foot Sliding Door
Prototype Description Boxcar, 50 Foot, Sliding Door
Road or Company Name Reading (Details)
Reporting Marks RDG
Road or Reporting Number 19751
Paint Color(s) Green and Yellow
Print Color(s) Yellow and Green
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 2016-12-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Sliding Door



Model Information: Bachmann first released this model in 2012 and it is part of their "Silver" series along with the similar ACF 50.5' Outside-Braced boxcar. It is (amazingly for Bachmann) a true 3rd generation rolling stock model. It "checks the box" with all three critical Gen3 features. It has metal wheels, body-mount couplers and nice detail parts. Furthermore it also features detailed brake rigging and operating sliding doors! This model is not simply a basic redo of older Bachmann toolings but a new "high-end" 3rd generation model.

Road Name History:
The Reading Company, usually called the Reading Railroad as was enshrined by the Monopoly board game, and boasting a predecessor company officially founded under the name the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states from 1833 through 1976. Until the decline in anthracite loadings in the Coal Region after World War II, it was one of the most prosperous corporations in the United States.

Reduced coal traffic coupled with highway competition and short hauls forced it into bankruptcy in the 1970s. The railroad was merged into Conrail in 1976, but the corporation lasted into 2000, disposing of real estate holdings.

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 2016-12-16 14:08:52

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