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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bachmann HO Scale Pacific Flyer Electric Train Set - Union Pacific

Bachmann Trains Pacific Flyer Ready-to-Run HO Scale Train Set - Union Pacific

Product Features

0-6-0 steam locomotive and tender with operating headlight
2 Freight cars and off-center caboose
36" circle of snap-fit E-Z Track
Power pack and speed controller
Illustrated instruction manual

From the Manufacturer

Assembly and breakdown of trains in the railway yard is tough work, but this 0-6-0 steam switcher is ready to get the job done. Assemble your consist, clear the yard and move your freight to its final destination with the Pacific Flyer.

Product Description

NEAT GIFT: Pacific Flyer HO - scale Electric Train Set by Bachmann. SAVE BIG! Realistic 0-6-0 steam-type locomotive Train Set is ready to roll with everything you need to get going. Body-mount E-Z mate couplers; 11-Pcs. of steel E-Z Track creates a 36" circle; Curved plug-in terminal / rerailer; Locomotive and tender (9 1/2 x 2"h.); Boxcar (6 x 2 1/4"h.); Gondola (6 x 1 1/4"h.); Steel off-center caboose (5 1/4 x 2 1/4"h.); Power pack with speed dial. 120V, 60 Hz., 24W. 40" track leads. 6 1/2' AC plug-in cord. Set weighs 5 lbs., 2 ozs. For engineers 14 and up. Order this great gift today! Bachmann Pacific Flyer HO-scale Train Set

The Union Pacific Railroad was incorporated on July 1, 1862 in the wake of the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862. Under the guidance of its dominant stockholder Dr. Thomas Clark Durant, the namesake of the city of Durant, Iowa, the first rails were laid in Omaha, Nebraska. The Union Pacific Railroad was joined together with the Central Pacific Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869 hence creating the first transcontinental railroad in North America. Subsequently, UP took over three Mormon-built roads: the Utah Central Rail Road extending south from Ogden, Utah, to Salt Lake City, the Utah Southern Railroad extending south from Salt Lake City into the Utah Valley, and the Utah Northern Railroad extending north from Ogden into Idaho; and it built or absorbed local lines that gave it access to Denver and to Portland, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest. It acquired the Kansas Pacific (originally called the Union Pacific, Eastern Division, though in essence a separate railroad). It also owned narrow gauge trackage into the heart of the Colorado Rockies and a standard gauge line south from Denver across New Mexico into Texas (both parts of the Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railway).

UP was entangled in the Crédit Mobilier scandal of 1872. Its early troubles led to bankruptcy during the 1870s, the result of which was reorganization of the Union Pacific Railroad as the Union Pacific Railway on January 24, 1880, with its dominant stockholder being Jay Gould. The new company also declared bankruptcy, in 1893, but emerged on July 1, 1897, reverting to the original name, Union Pacific Railroad. Such minor changes in corporate titles were a common result of reorganization after bankruptcy among American railroads. This period saw the UP sell off some of its holdings; the Union Pacific Railway, Central Branch became the Central Branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the Southern Branch was acquired by the newly-incorporated Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad in 1870. However, the UP soon recovered, and was strong enough to take control of Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) in 1901 and then was ordered in 1913 by the U.S. Supreme Court to surrender control of the same. UP also founded the Sun Valley resort in Idaho in 1936, the UP engineering department in Omaha designed the first ski chairlift that summer. The MP and MKT both came back into the UP fold in the 1980s. In 1996, UP finally acquired SP in a transaction envisioned nearly a century earlier.

The headquarters of UP has been in Omaha, Nebraska since its inception. Currently they are housed in the Union Pacific Center, completed in 2003. Other important UP facilities in Omaha have included the Union Pacific Railroad Omaha Shops Facility and the Harriman Dispatch Center.

Other HO Scale Electric Train Sets: Bachmann HO Scale Rail King Electric Train Set - Santa Fe / Athearn HO Scale Iron Horse Express Electric Train Set - BNSF

Other Union Pacific HO Scale Items: Athearn HO Scale GE AC4400 Locomotive - Union Pacific / Trainline HO Scale Alco FA-1 Locomotive - Union Pacific / Athearn HO Scale 4-8-4 Nothern "800" Locomotive - Union Pacific / Athearn HO Scale 50ft Combo Door Box Car - Union Pacific /

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