400 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Model Railroad Ballast

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Plum color ballast

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Description

400 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Model Railroad Ballast is for Santa Fe in the southwest United States and other places that have plum Ballast.

This Plum ballast best matches Santa Fe in the plum ballast areas on your model railroad.

About Santa Fe

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), AKA Santa Fe or the AT&SF. The was a railroad chartered in 1929 and is one of America’s larger railroads. ATSF named after the cities and towns of Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe. The railroad stretched to the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado in 1876. To create a demand for its services. The railroad established real estate offices and sold farmland out of the land grants of which Congress awarded them. Its mainline did not directly serve Santa Fe, despite having the name. However, Santa Fe railroad did not service Santa Fe, NM due to the nature of the terrain. In addition due to mountainous terrain. Instead, the metropolitan city of Albuquerque served New Mexico and the Santa Fe Area. Read about Santa Fe

Track ballast forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties (sleepers) lay. Ballast is packed between, below, and around the ties. Ballast is used to bear the load from the railroad ties, to facilitate drainage of water, and to keep down vegetation that might interfere with the track structure. The ballast also holds the track in place as the trains roll over it. It consists of crushed stone. The term ballast comes from a nautical term for the stones used to stabilize a ship.

Number System, if the product ends with a
0 – Powder
1 – N Scale
2 – HO Scale
3 – O Scale/ HO Mainline
4 – G Scale
5 – Rock / Riprap
6 – Medium Rocks / Riprap
7 – Large Rocks

400 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Model Railroad Ballast sizes

4000 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Base Powder
4001 Southwest Chief Desert Plum N Scale Ballast
4002 Southwest Chief Desert Plum HO Scale Ballast
4003 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Ho Mainline Scale Ballast
4005 Southwest Chief Desert Plum Rip Rap Ballast
4007 Southwest Chief Desert Plum ALL Scale Ballast

Track ballast forms the trackbed upon which railroad ties (sleepers) are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is used to bear the load from the railroad ties, to facilitate drainage of water, and to keep down vegetation that might interfere with the track structure. The ballast also holds the track in place as the trains roll over it. It consists of crushed stone. The term “ballast” comes from a nautical term for the stones used to stabilize a ship.

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Read about the Santa Fe

Additional information

Weight 11.5 oz
Dimensions 4.2 × 2.7 × .85 in
scale

0 Powder, 1 N Scale, 2 HO Scale, 3 Large "O" Scale, 4 Rocks "G" Scale, 5 Large Rocks, 7 Large Boulders