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N Scale - Bachmann - 16369 - Cleaning Car - Conrail - 229657

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N Scale - Bachmann - 16369 - Cleaning Car - Conrail - 229657 Image Courtesy of Bachmann Trains


Brand Bachmann
Stock Number 16369
Original Retail Price $49.00
Manufacturer Bachmann
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Bachmann Boxcar 50 Foot Plug Door
Prototype Description Cleaning Car
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Plug Door (Details)
Road or Company Name Conrail (Details)
Reporting Marks CR
Road or Reporting Number 229657
Paint Color(s) Box Car Red
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type E-Z Mate Mark II Magnetic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2019-10-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Cleaning Car
Model Subtype 50 Foot Boxcar
Model Variety Plug Door
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: This Track Cleaning 50’ Plug-Door Box Car provides an efficient and economical way to clean your track. The car's exclusive dry cleaning system features a reusable track cleaning pad. Replacement pads are also availabl

Model Information: Bachmann first released this model in 1967. Over the years, Bachmann has referred to this car as both being 50 Foot and 51 Foot. Both models are in fact the same.

Prototype History:
The 50-foot boxcar made its first appearance in the 1930s and steadily grew in popularity over the years, which further improved redundancies by allowing for even more space within a given car. Today, the 50-footer remains the common boxcar size. After the second world war ended, and steel became once again readily available, steel became the go-to choice for construction of boxcars. Pullman Standard and ACF were some of the most prolific builders of these cars.

In the 1960s, the flush, "plug" style sliding door was introduced as an option that provides a larger door to ease loading and unloading of certain commodities. The tight-fitting doors are better insulated and allow a car's interior to be maintained at a more even temperature.

Road Name History:
The Consolidated Rail Corporation, commonly known as Conrail (reporting mark CR), was the primary Class I railroad in the Northeast U.S. between 1976 and 1999. Conrail is a portmanteau of "consolidated" and "rail" from the name of the company.

The U.S. federal government created Conrail to take over the potentially profitable lines of multiple bankrupt carriers, including the Penn Central Transportation Company and Erie Lackawanna Railway. With the benefit of industry-wide regulatory requirements being reduced (via the 4R Act and the Staggers Act), Conrail began to turn a profit in the 1980s and was turned over to private investors in 1987. The two remaining Class I railroads in the East, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), agreed in 1997 to split the system approximately equally, returning rail freight competition to the Northeast by essentially undoing the 1968 merger of the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad that created Penn Central. Following Surface Transportation Board approval, CSX and NS took control in August 1998, and on June 1, 1999, began operating their portions of Conrail.

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: scottakoltz on 2019-09-08 22:47:26

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