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N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - D1073 - Sanding Tower - Southern Pacific - 100735

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N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - D1073 - Sanding Tower - Southern Pacific - 100735

N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - D1073 - Sanding Tower - Southern Pacific - 100735

Brand Deluxe Innovations
Stock Number D1073
Original Retail Price $31.75
Manufacturer Deluxe Innovations
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Deluxe Innovations Structures
Prototype Description Sanding Tower
Road or Company Name Southern Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks SP
Road or Reporting Number 100735
Paint Color(s) Gray
Print Color(s) Black and White
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Easy-Build
Release Date 2000-04-01
Item Category Structures
Model Type Buildings
Model Subtype Industrial
Model Variety Shed

Specific Item Information: This is a joint venture between deLuxe and The N Scale Architect. This easy to build scene consists of a cast metal sanding tower, pump house (a lazer cut wood kit), plumbing, and a specially printed Maintenance of Way engine sand service covered hopper in one of 4 different road names. Not to be confused with deLuxe #104 Sandloading Facility (used to store engine sand and itself a nice complement to this new iNstant sceNe,) this kit features the actual loading spouts for filling locomotives with fresh sand. The covered hopper included is meant to be switched in and out of your engine terminal supply track and hauled off to the quarry for another load of clean sand.

The Boston & Maine car is gray and black with black, white and yellow printing.
The D&H car is silver with blue, black, white and red printing.
The SP car is gray with red, black and white printing.
The UP car is brown with silver, black, white and red lettering.

Road Name History:
The Southern Pacific Transportation Company (reporting mark SP), earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad. It was absorbed in 1988 by the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and eight years later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The railroad was founded as a land holding company in 1865, later acquiring the Central Pacific Railroad by lease. By 1900 the Southern Pacific Company was a major railroad system incorporating many smaller companies, such as the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad. It extended from New Orleans through Texas to El Paso, across New Mexico and through Tucson, to Los Angeles, through most of California, including San Francisco and Sacramento. Central Pacific lines extended east across Nevada to Ogden, Utah, and reached north through Oregon to Portland. Other subsidiaries eventually included the St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt), the Northwestern Pacific Railroad at 328 miles (528 km), the 1,331 miles (2,142 km) Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico, and a variety of 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge routes.

In 1929 SP/T&NO operated 13848 route-miles not including Cotton Belt, whose purchase of the Golden State Route circa 1980 nearly doubled its size to 3,085 miles (4,965 km), bringing total SP/SSW mileage to around 13,508 miles (21,739 km).

By the 1980s route mileage had dropped to 10,423 miles (16,774 km), mainly due to the pruning of branch lines. In 1988 the Southern Pacific was taken over by D&RGW parent Rio Grande Industries. The combined railroad kept the Southern Pacific name due to its brand recognition in the railroad industry and with customers of both constituent railroads. Along with the addition of the SPCSL Corporation route from Chicago to St. Louis, the total length of the D&RGW/SP/SSW system was 15,959 miles (25,684 km).

By 1996 years of financial problems had dropped SP's mileage to 13,715 miles (22,072 km), and it was taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
DeLuxe Innovations is a "wholesale manufacturer" of model trains. We manufacture scale replica train models and sell them to hobby shops and distributors worldwide. 2013 marked the 20 year anniversary of DeLuxe Innovations brand trains. There are over 25 body styles in our product line and all of the cars in our single and multi-car packs have different road numbers. DeLuxe Innovations, Inc. is owned by Dave Ferrari, founder of Squeak N Products. We are located in Midland Park, New Jersey. When Dave purchased the business it was located in Burbank, California which would have been a bit of a long commute so the move to the East Coast was planned. Our first East Coast location was in Whippany, NJ along the Whippany River.

The business was started in 1993 by George Johnsen and Roberta Liebreich in Burbank, California. They had a philosophy that just wouldn't allow using a coal car as a "stand in" for a woodchip car, or printing any and all boxcar paint schemes on a PS-1. Starting with the release of the first ever etched metal parts for a ready to run car (1994's Twinstack's metal walkways) through the full dimension underframe and etched metal roofwalk (1996's 1944 AAR Boxcar) to the challenging RoadRailer system (2000), our products have been accurate to target the modeler or enthusiast.

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Item created by: Powderman on 2018-09-03 17:43:25. Last edited by Powderman on 2018-09-03 17:43:50

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