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N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #11 - Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era - Kansas City Southern - 8-Unit

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N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #11 - Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era - Kansas City Southern - 8-Unit


N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #11 - Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era - Kansas City Southern - 8-Unit


Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number Limited Edition Set #11
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 Kansas City Southern (Details)
Reporting Marks Southern Belle
Road or Reporting Number 8-Unit
Paint Color(s) Brunswick Green, Yellow and Red
Print Color(s) Yellow
Paint Scheme Southern Belle
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 8
Series Name Limited Edition Set
Series Release/Issue Number 11
Release Date 1982-10-01
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype Alco
Model Variety DL-109 8-Unit Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



Specific Item Information: Limited Edition Set #11 Kansas City Southern "Southern Belle": 2 diesel locomotives with 6 smoothside cars.

- 2 Con-Cor DL-109: one powered, one dummy (no #)
- Baggage/RPO #19
- RPO/Dorm "United States Mail Railway Post Office" #67
- Pullman Chair car "Alexandria"
- Pullman Chair car "Baton Rouge"
- Diner "Old Plantation"
- Observation car "Good Cheer"

The set also includes:
-Con-Cor "The Source Book" flyer

Extra cars were offered ($9.98 each):
- Con-Cor 8210: Coach
- Con-Cor 8211: Dome
- Con-Cor 8212: Pullman Coach

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 Kansas City Southern Railway Company (reporting mark KCS), owned by Kansas City Southern, is the smallest and third-oldest Class I railroad in North America (just behind Union Pacific Railroad and Canadian Pacific Railway) still in operation. KCS was founded in 1887 and is currently operating in a region consisting of ten central U.S. states. KCS also owns and indirectly operates Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) in the central and northeastern states of Mexico, and is the only Class I Railroad to own any track both inside and outside of Mexico's boundaries (Ferromex is the only other Class I operating in Mexico). Including all trackage owned by wholly owned subsidiaries, KCS owns a total of approximately 9,600 kilometers (6,000 route miles) of track.

Kansas City Southern is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Annual revenues as of 2007 were US$1.7 billion with 6,485 employees, and a market cap of roughly US$5 billion. Kansas City Southern company stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KSU.

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 2019-05-18 11:42:12. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-05-18 11:51:00

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