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N Scale - Bachmann - 61252 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 - Santa Fe - 8759

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N Scale - Bachmann - 61252 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 - Santa Fe - 8759

N Scale - Bachmann - 61252 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 - Santa Fe - 8759

Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 61252
Tertiary Stock Number 51-0612-02
Original Retail Price $26.00
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Diesel Engine GP50
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 (Details)
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 8759
Paint Color(s) Silver and Red
Print Color(s) Red and Yellow
Paint Scheme Warbonnet
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 1987-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety GP50
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Non prototypical model. High-hood versions were only delivered to Southern.

Model Information: This is a 1980's vintage model and mechanism from Bachmann. It is a split frame design but has no lightboard at all. It uses an open-sided, skew-wound 3-pole motor It runs OK and has pickup from all 8 wheels but is a little noisy.
Except for the Southern model, the high-hood versions are non-prototypical.

First run released in 1987 (stock number 51-0612-xx).
Second run released a few years later in the 1990's (stock number 612xx). The gearing was changed from white plastic to black plastic.
It has been re-released again in the 2000's with knuckle couplers (same stock numbers as the second run).

DCC Information: DCC installation for this model is difficult.

Prototype History:
An EMD GP50 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD). It is powered by a 16-cylinder EMD 645F3B diesel engine, which can produce between 3,500 and 3,600 hp (2,610 and 2,685 kW). 278 examples of this locomotive were built by EMD between 1980 and 1985. BN 3110-3162 were all delivered with five cab seats, the final five of these having the cab lengthened 23 in (584 mm) vs. the standard EMD cab. The GP50 retains the same overall length of 59 feet 2 inches (18.03 meters) as the EMD GP38, EMD GP38-2, EMD GP39, EMD GP39-2, EMD GP40 and EMD GP40-2.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).

The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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 2016-12-22 04:52:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-25 12:55:06

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