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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-47 - Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Double Sliding Door - Canadian National - 589791

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-47 - Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Double Sliding Door - Canadian National - 589791


Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number BLW-47
Original Retail Price $7.35
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Commissioned By Brooklyn Locomotive Works
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Double Sliding Door
Road or Company Name Canadian National (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 589791
Paint Color(s) Boxcar Red with Yellow Doors
Print Color(s) White
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
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Double Sliding Door
Prototype Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Double Sliding Door
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Body Style Information: Although not specifically marketed as such, this body style has been used to model 50 foot PS-1 Boxcars.

Road/Company Information:
The Canadian National Railway Company (reporting mark CN) is a Canadian Class I railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. CN's slogan is "North America's Railroad". CN is a public company with 24,000 employees. It had a market capitalization of 32 billion CAD in 2011. CN was government-owned, having been a Canadian Crown corporation from its founding to its privatization in 1995. Bill Gates was, in 2011, the largest single shareholder of CN stock.

CN is the largest railway in Canada, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network, and is currently Canada's only transcontinental railway company, spanning Canada from the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia to the Pacific coast in British Columbia. Its range once reached across the island of Newfoundland until 1988, when the Newfoundland Railway was abandoned.

Following CN's purchase of Illinois Central (IC) and a number of smaller US railways, it also has extensive trackage in the central United States along the Mississippi River valley from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Today, CN owns about 20,400 route miles (32,831 km) of track in 8 provinces (the only two not served by CN are Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island), as well as a 70-mile (113 km) stretch of track (see Mackenzie Northern Railway) into the Northwest Territories to Hay River on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake; it is the northernmost rail line anywhere within the North American Rail Network, as far north as Anchorage, Alaska (although the Alaska Railroad goes further north than this, it is isolated from the rest of the rail network).

The railway was referred to as the Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and as Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to the present.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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 2017-05-22 15:08:29. Last edited by gdm on 2017-05-22 15:09:26

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