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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-160303(2) - Tank Car, Single Dome, Funnel-Flow - Cargill - 7729

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N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-160303(2) - Tank Car, Single Dome, Funnel-Flow - Cargill - 7729


N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-160303(2) - Tank Car, Single Dome, Funnel-Flow - Cargill - 7729


Brand Con-Cor
Stock Number 0001-160303(2)
Secondary Stock Number 0001-160303-(2)
Original Retail Price $14.98
Manufacturer Con-Cor
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Con-Cor Tank Car 56 Foot Funnel Flow
Prototype Type Tank Car, Single Dome, Funnel-Flow (Details)
Road or Company Name Cargill (Details)
Reporting Marks GRGX
Road or Reporting Number 7729
Additional Markings/Slogan Cargill Foods
Vegetable Oils
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 2003-02-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 56 Foot
Model Variety Funnel Flow
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Model introduced in 2003, after its siblings in 40' and 46' length.

Prototype History:
GATX introduced the Funnel-Flow series in the 1960s. The Funnel-Flow® tank design slopes to the center of the car to assure quick, complete unloading. As result, they have a distinctive "dip" in the center of the car. These cars were developed by the Union Tank Car Company (now UTLX Manufacturing Inc.) in the 1960s. Designed for liquids that can be unloaded by gravity (as opposed to pressurized unloading), the car is lower in the middle so the tank acts like a funnel to facilitate unloading.

Road Name History:
Cargill, Inc. is an American privately held global corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2015, number 12 on the Fortune 500, behind McKesson and ahead of AT&T.

Some of Cargill's major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the raising of livestock and production of feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use. Cargill also operates a large financial services arm, which manages financial risks in the commodity markets for the company. In 2003, it split off a portion of its financial operations into a hedge fund called Black River Asset Management, with about $10 billion of assets and liabilities. It owned 2/3 of the shares of The Mosaic Company (sold off in 2011), one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.

Cargill declared revenues of $136.7 billion and earnings of $2.31 billion in the 2013 fiscal year. Employing over 140,000 employees in 66 countries, it is responsible for 25% of all United States grain exports. The company also supplies about 22% of the US domestic meat market, importing more product from Argentina than any other company and is the largest poultry producer in Thailand. All of the eggs used in McDonald's restaurants in the US pass through Cargill's plants. It is the only producer of Alberger process salt in the US, which is used in the fast-food and prepared food industries.

Cargill remains a family-owned business, as the descendants of the founder (from the Cargill and MacMillan families) own over 90% of the company.[8] As a result, most of its growth has been due to reinvestment of the company's own earnings rather than public financing. Gregory R. Page, who is not part of either the Cargill or MacMillan families, is the executive chairman of Cargill. He succeeded former CEO Warren Staley in mid-2007, as Staley reached Cargill's mandatory retirement age of 65, before he in turn was succeeded by Dave MacLennan.

From 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.

Important Note: The Con-Cor product numbering can be very confusing. Please see here in the article how to properly enter Con-Cor stock numbers in the TroveStar database.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2020-10-17 02:59:50. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-10-17 03:41:33

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