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N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - ESM-210101 - Container Car, Well, GSC - Delaware & Hudson - 16165

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N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - ESM-210101 - Container Car, Well, GSC - Delaware & Hudson - 16165


Brand Eastern Seaboard Models
Stock Number ESM-210101
Original Retail Price $36.95
Manufacturer Eastern Seaboard Models
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Eastern Seaboard Models GSC 60 Ton Well Car
Prototype Description Container Car, Well, GSC
Road or Company Name Delaware & Hudson (Details)
Reporting Marks D&H
Road or Reporting Number 16165
Paint Color(s) Black
Body Material Diecast
Release Date 2015-05-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Container Car
Model Subtype Well
Model Variety General Steel Castings



Model Information: ESM first released this model in May of 2015. The body and detail parts are injection molded plastic, while the well and underframe are diecast. Intricate and accurate detail includes a free-standing vertical brakewheel. These cars ride at the prototypically-correct height, with the well a mere ten scale inches above the rails. The model rides on Atlas' Barber S-2 friction-bearing truck frames fitted with Fox Valley Models 28" low-profile wheelsets, and features body-mounted Micro-TrainsĀ® #2001/2004 couplers.

Operation of this model over curved trackage of less than 10-inch radius is not recommended.

Prototype Description: General Steel Castings offered a 60-ton well car in its product line of one piece cast steel car bodies in 1958. The buyer railroads purchased the components and assembled the cars in their own shops.

Although at first glance the car appears to be similar to modern intermodal well cars, this car operated in the pre-intermodal era and was not used to transport containers. They were used to transport excess height fabricated objects. Large wheels and gears, steam ship propellers, large generators, etc.

Road Name History:
The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company would found the Delaware and Hudson Railway to support its mission of getting fuel to the timber denuded cities of the northeast when it was discovered that 'rock coal' or Anthracite could be burned successfully. In time the railway eclipsed the parent company, and America's brief canal age would be ended by the availability of more powerful traction locomotives, so today the canal is little known. Today the Delaware and Hudson Railway (reporting mark DH) is again a subsidiary railroad that operates in the northeastern United States. Since 1991 it was owned and operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway under the rail subsidiary Soo Line Corporation also controls the Soo Line Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited.

The name itself originates from the 1823 New York state corporation charter listing the unusual name of "The President, Managers and Company of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co." authorizing an establishment of "water communication" between the Delaware River and the Hudson River.

Nicknamed "The Bridge Line to New England and Canada," the D&H helped connect New York with Montreal, Quebec and New England. It called itself "North America's oldest continually operated transportation company." Between 1968 & 1984, the D&H was owned by Norfolk & Western. N&W sold it to Guilford Transportation, who cast it into bankruptcy in 1988 and in 1991, the D&H was purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

On September 19, 2015, Norfolk Southern Railway assumed control and began operations of their recently acquired Delaware & Hudson "South Line", the 282 miles from Schenectady, New York to Sunbury, Pennsylvania from CP. The Delaware & Hudson "South Line" is a rail route that now consists of three rail lines, the Sunbury Line, the Freight Line, and the Voorhesville Running Track; the Sunbury Line absorbed the original route of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad main line which contains the Nicholson Cutoff during that rail line's history.

Brand/Importer Information:
Eastern Seaboard Models was founded in 1987. They are a manufacturer of N scale reproductions of North American eastern railroad prototypes. The have both decorated other manufacturers' models as well as designed body styles of their own. They are located at PO Box 301, Waldwick, New Jersey 07463-0301 U.S.A.

Their 2016 lineup includes ready-to-run gondolas, well cars, hoppers, tank cars and boxcars. They also produce craftsman quality kits in their "Made in America" series. ESM products may be purchased directly from their website.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-03-05 08:57:11

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