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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 03-105 - Tank Car, 56 Foot, General Service - Santa Fe - 98602, 98626, 98660, 98668

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 03-105 - Tank Car, 56 Foot, General Service - Santa Fe - 98602, 98626, 98660, 98668


Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number NSC 03-105
Original Retail Price $160.00
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By Joint Line
Body Style Micro Trains Tank Car 56 Foot General Service
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Reporting Marks ATSF
Road or Reporting Number 98602, 98626, 98660, 98668
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) White
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 4
Multipack ID Number NSC 03-105
Release Date 1996-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype 56 Foot
Model Variety General Service
Prototype Tank Car, 56 Foot, General Service
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Specific Item Information: Only 150 sets made. N Scale Collector NSC 03-105 includes 03-104, 03-103, 03-102 and 03-101.

Body Style Information: Model Introduced: August, 2001. Era: 1970s to Present.

Its class, DOT 111 A100, indicates it is rated for non-pressurized use with a safe maximum operating pressure of 100 psi. Developments in materials and manufacturing allowed this tanker to be constructed without an underframe. The bottom of the tank itself serves as the load bearing structure. The primary difference between the various types of DOT 111 A100 class tank cars is internal with varying types of insulation, lining and even weld material. Cars of this type haul a wide variety of commodities such as gasoline, vegetable oils, corn syrup, fruit juice and weed killers.

Road/Company Information:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).

The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

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Manufacturer Information:
Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.


Item created by: gdm on 2017-02-28 15:49:36. Last edited by gdm on 2017-02-28 15:51:08

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