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N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #12 - Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era - Grand Trunk Western - 9-Unit

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N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #12 - Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era - Grand Trunk Western - 9-Unit


N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #12 - Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era - Grand Trunk Western - 9-Unit Booklet and Box label


Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number Limited Edition Set #12
Original Retail Price $149.98
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Con-Cor Box Set North American Prototype
Prototype Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era (Details)
Road or Company Name Grand Trunk Western (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 9-Unit
Paint Color(s) Olive Green and Yellow
Print Color(s) Yellow and Olive Green
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 9
Series Name Limited Edition Set
Series Release/Issue Number 12
Release Date 1983-11-01
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety F3 9-Unit Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



Specific Item Information: Limited Edition Set #12 "Grand Trunk Western": 3 diesel locomotives with 6 smoothside cars.

- 3 EMD F3 in A-B-A configuration, #9016, #9017, #9018 - made by Roco, one motorized A unit, one dummy A unit and one dummy B unit.
- 6 smoothside passenger cars (observation, baggage, RPO, coach, diner, sleeper). Not numbered.

Series Information: Con-Cor "Limited Edition Sets" or "Limited Edition Collector's Sets" were started after requests to 'custom paint' replicas of great passenger trains of the past. As these sets were very limited in quantity, many were sold out before they got to the retailer. While the quality of painting varied from time to time, they are a handsome addition to any collection and impressive on a layout.
With the exception of the first set, all were furnished in a wood-grained cardboard box with colored foam storage insert. For some sets, the manufacturer furnished additional cars or add-on sets.
The number of the set in the series is not printed on the box, but a listing was kept by Con-Cor and available as print-out in the most recent sets or on the (former) Con-Cor website.
Sets #1 to #13 were without stock number; stock numbers have been assigned and printed on the side label starting with set #14.

The wood-grained cardboard box has been used for other sets called "Special Edition Set" by Con-Cor, that only received a regular stock number, but were not accounted in the "Limited Edition Set" collection.

Prototype History:
The transition era (1939 - 1957) was the heyday for passenger rail. The industrial boom triggered by the second world war created tremendous capacity for production which was no longer needed for war production. The North American factories turned to consumer goods and services and the rail system was a major recipient of this ouput.

The interstate highways system as we know it now was still a thing of the future and long distance travel by highway was simply not practical and aircraft travel was still a luxury for the well-to-do. People traveled the country by rail and there was a huge variety of railroads and services available to the traveler. Innovation was constant, and the materials and machinery employed by the railroads was evolving as fast as the engineers could think of new things to entice the fickle consumer to ride a particular route or particular service.

This all came to an end when the automobile and airplane replaced the passenger train as the preferred vehicles of transportation in the 1960s.

Road Name History:
The Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (reporting mark GTW) is an important American subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway (reporting mark CN) operating in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Since a corporate restructuring in 1971 the railroad has been under CN's subsidiary holding company the Grand Trunk Corporation. Grand Trunk Western's routes are part of CN's Midwest Division. Its primary mainline between Chicago, Illinois, and Port Huron, Michigan, serves as a connection between railroad interchanges in Chicago and rail lines in eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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: Alain LM on 2019-05-09 08:44:05. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-05-18 04:43:22

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