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N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #19 / 840412 - Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era - New York Central - 12-Unit

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N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #19 / 840412 - Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era - New York Central - 12-Unit


N Scale - Con-Cor - Limited Edition Set #19 / 840412 - Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era - New York Central - 12-Unit


Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number Limited Edition Set #19 / 840412
Secondary Stock Number 840412
Original Retail Price $69.98
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Con-Cor Box Set North American Prototype
Prototype Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era (Details)
Road or Company Name New York Central (Details)
Reporting Marks Pacemaker Freight Service
Road or Reporting Number 12-Unit
Paint Color(s) Red and Gray
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 12
Multipack ID Number 840412
Series Name Limited Edition Set
Series Release/Issue Number 18
Release Date 1986-09-01
Item Category Freight Train
Model Type Steam
Model Subtype Box Car
Model Variety 12-Unit Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



Specific Item Information: Limited Edition Set #19 New York Central "Pacemaker Freight Service" Add-On Set: 12 boxcars.

- 12x 40' box cars: #174532, #174541, #174543, #174544, #174571, #174580, #174584, #174603, #174620, #174722, #174723, #174738

As a number of original buyers purchased both the basic and the add-on set and then mixed up the cars between the two sets, the original composition of each set could not be determined with certainty.
Below are the additional (and different) numbers that we think belong to the basic set:
- 12x 40' Box cars: #174417, #174423, #174447, #174452, #174458, #174470, #174474, #174480, #174506, #174512, #174528, #174535

So be careful if acquiring the sets from different sellers, you might end up with duplicate numbers.

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:
A mixed freight train is a train that hauls a variety of different freight cars or wagons. A mixed freight depends on the locale and industries. The train will be carrying cars to be brought to a yard where a local will bring them to the various industries. The location determines the industries, and the industries determine the cars.

Which cars are in which trains is determined by the waybills they are assigned - which is close to a totally random process. For example, through freights simply run from up staging to down staging and back, stopping long enough to trade out 30 percent of their cars and change from steam to motor (catenary) or vice-versa. Thus freights will have a variety of cars, changing each time they pass through a switching yard.

Road Name History:
The New York Central Railroad (reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. Headquartered in New York City, the railroad served most of the Northeast, including extensive trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts, plus additional trackage in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

The railroad primarily connected greater New York and Boston in the east with Chicago and St.Louis in the midwest along with the intermediate cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. NYC's Grand Central Terminal in New York City is one of its best known extant landmarks.

In 1968 the NYC merged with its former rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad, to form Penn Central (the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad joined in 1969). That company went bankrupt in 1970 and was taken over by the federal government and merged into Conrail in 1976. Conrail was broken up in 1998, and portions of its system was transferred to the newly formed New York Central Lines LLC, a subsidiary leased to and eventually absorbed by CSX and Norfolk Southern. Those companies' lines included the original New York Central main line, but outside that area it included lines that were never part of the New York Central system. CSX was able to take one of the most important main lines in the nation, which runs from New York City and Boston to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the Water Level Route, while Norfolk Southern gained the Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois portion of the line called the Chicago line.

At the end of 1925, the New York Central System operated 11,584 miles (18,643 km) of road and 26,395 miles (42,479 km) of track; at the end of 1967 the mileages were 9,696 miles (15,604 km) and 18,454 miles (29,699 km).

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 2019-05-19 08:05:01. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-05-19 08:07:10

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