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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-30 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door, Without Roofwalk - Missouri Pacific - 123250

N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-30 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door, Without Roofwalk - Missouri Pacific - 123250 The image shown is the same body type though not necessarily the same road name or road number.



Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number BLW-30
Original Retail Price $6.30
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By Brooklyn Locomotive Works
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Sliding Door No Roofwalk
Road/Company Name Missouri Pacific
Road/Reporting Number 123250
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1982-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar Standard Steel
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Single Sliding Door Without Roofwalk
Prototype Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door, Without Roofwalk
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Road/Company Information:
The Missouri Pacific Railroad (reporting mark MP), commonly abbreviated MoPac, with nickname of The Mop, was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. MoPac was a Class I railroad growing from dozens of predecessors and mergers, including the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway (SLIMS), Texas and Pacific Railway (TP), Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad (C&EI), St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway (SLBM), Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway (KO&G), Midland Valley Railroad (MV), San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad (SAU&G), Gulf Coast Lines (GC), International-Great Northern Railroad (IGN), New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway (NOTM), Missouri-Illinois Railroad (MI), as well as the small Central Branch Railway (an early predecessor of MP in Kansas and south central Nebraska), and joint ventures such as the Alton and Southern Railroad (AS).

In 1967, the railroad operated 9,041 miles of road and 13,318 miles of track, not including DK&S, NO&LC, T&P and its subsidiaries, C&EI and Missouri-Illinois.

On January 8, 1980, the Union Pacific Railroad agreed to buy the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Lawsuits filed by competing railroads delayed approval of the merger until September 13, 1982. After the Supreme Court denied a trial to the Southern Pacific, the merger took effect on December 22, 1982. However, due to outstanding bonds of the Missouri Pacific, the merger with Union Pacific become official only on January 1, 1997.

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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.

For an in-depth guide to the history and collecting information for Micro-Trains products, please consult our Micro-Trains History and Collector's Guide.


Item created by: gdm on 2017-04-10 11:53:04. Last edited by gdm on 2017-04-10 11:56:02

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