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N Scale - Model Power - 3473 - Covered Hopper, 55 Foot, Cylindrical - Chicago & North Western - 172349

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N Scale - Model Power - 3473 - Covered Hopper, 55 Foot, Cylindrical - Chicago & North Western - 172349


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 3473
Original Retail Price $10.49
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Covered Hopper 55 Foot Cylindrical
Road or Company Name Chicago & North Western (Details)
Reporting Marks CNW
Road or Reporting Number 172349
Paint Color(s) Green
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 55 Foot
Model Variety Cylindrical
Prototype Covered Hopper, 55 Foot, Cylindrical
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Body Style Information: This tooling is a Chinese made knockoff of the Roco 'Centerflow' hopper that was originally imported by Atlas. The Roco model can be distinguished by the presence of 'Austria' stamped into the underframe.

Road/Company Information:
The Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (reporting mark CNW) was a Class I railroad in the Midwestern United States. It was also known as the North Western. The railroad operated more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of track as of the turn of the 20th century, and over 12,000 miles (19,000 km) of track in seven states before retrenchment in the late 1970s.

Until 1972, when the company was sold to its employees, it was named the Chicago and North Western Railway. The C&NW became one of the longest railroads in the United States as a result of mergers with other railroads, such as the Chicago Great Western Railway, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway and others.

By 1995, track sales and abandonment had reduced the total mileage back to about 5,000. The majority of the abandoned and sold lines were lightly trafficked branches in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Large line sales, such as those that resulted in the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad further helped reduce the railroad to a mainline core with several regional feeders and branches.

The company was purchased by Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in April 1995 and ceased to exist.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).



Item created by: nscalestation on 2016-12-22 07:04:31

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