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N Scale - ExactRail - EN-51304-3 - Boxcar, Evans 5277 - Rock Island - 300781


N Scale - ExactRail - EN-51304-3 - Boxcar, Evans 5277 - Rock Island - 300781


Brand ExactRail
Stock Number EN-51304-3
Original Retail Price $21.95
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side Evans 5277 Early
Road or Company Name Rock Island (Details)
Reporting Marks ROCK
Road or Reporting Number 300781
Paint Color(s) Sky Blue with a silver roof
Print Color(s) Black, White, and Yellow
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Announcement Date 2012-01-28
Release Date 2012-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Single Sliding Door Evans Products 5277 Early
Prototype Boxcar, Evans 5277
Prototype Manufacturer Name Evans Products Company
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Road/Company Information:
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P RR) (reporting marks RI, ROCK) was a Class I railroad in the United States. It was also known as the Rock Island Line, or, in its final years, The Rock. At the end of 1970 it operated 7183 miles of road on 10669 miles of track; that year it reported 20557 million ton-miles of revenue freight and 118 million passenger-miles. (Those totals may or may not include the former Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.)

Its predecessor, the Rock Island and La Salle Railroad Company, was incorporated in Illinois on February 27, 1847, and an amended charter was approved on February 7, 1851, as the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad. Construction began October 1, 1851, in Chicago, and the first train was operated on October 10, 1852, between Chicago and Joliet. Construction continued on through La Salle, and Rock Island was reached on February 22, 1854, becoming the first railroad to connect Chicago with the Mississippi River.

In 1980 Rock Island was liquidated. The railroad's locomotives, rail cars, equipment, tracks, and real estate were sold to other railroads or to scrappers. William Gibbons (the trustee) was able to raise more than $500 million in the liquidation, paying off all the railroad's creditors, bondholders and all other debts in full at face value with interest. Henry Crown was ultimately proven correct, as both he and other bondholders who had purchased Rock Island debt for cents on the dollar during the low ebb in prices did especially well.

Read more on Wikipedia and Rock Island Technical Society.

Brand/Importer Information:
Dedicated to creating replicas that continue to define standards for precision and authenticity, through its unique expertise in mold creation and product design, Provo, Utah based ExactRail has produced some of the industry's most acclaimed models; true benchmarks for quality over the last decade.

With the N-Scale Series, ExactRail offers precision micro-tooled replicas in 1:160 scale. Each model features fine-scale detail, expert hand-assembly and the finest finish-work in the industry. ExactRail's N-scale Series offers enthusiasts innovative small scale replicas with unprecedented quality and design.


Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-20 23:04:16. Last edited by nscalemodeler160 on 2016-10-10 09:15:17

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