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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC MTL 08-37 - Trailer, 45 Foot, Box - Burlington Northern - 237182

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC MTL 08-37 - Trailer, 45 Foot, Box - Burlington Northern - 237182


Production Type Special Run
Stock Number NSC MTL 08-37
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 45 Foot Fruehauf
Prototype Trailer, 45 Foot, Box (Details)
Road or Company Name Burlington Northern (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Louisville Kentucky United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Reporting Marks BNZ
Road or Reporting Number 237182
Paint Color(s) White with Multi-Color Murals
Print Color(s) Green
Series Name Cityscape Trailer (NSC)
Series Release/Issue Number 8
Release Date 2008-06-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Trailer
Model Subtype Box Van
Model Variety 45 Foot Fruehauf
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160



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Specific Item Information: Raised landing gear option and rolling wheels. Not one of the eleven prototypically accurate Micro-Trains Line Burlington Northern "Cityscape" images series trailers, this is the 8th model in a series of special run commemoratives that was commissioned by the N Scale Collector (NSC).

Prototype History: A box trailer is one of the most common trailers in the road transport industry. These trailers are used for transporting all kinds of cargo on the nation's highways.

A 45 foot trailer can typically haul more than 70,000 pounds of cargo and weighs (unladen) about 12,000 pounds. The volume allows for about60 retail sized (48" x 20") pallets. Alternatively, it can hail about 30 Military ISO containers at (35" x 45.5"). This sized trailer is often used for international shipping in North America (Canada and Mexico).

Road Name History: The Burlington Northern Railroad (reporting mark BN) was a United States railroad. It was a product of a March 2, 1970, merger of four major railroads - the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad - as well as a few small jointly owned subsidiaries owned by the four.

Burlington Northern operated between 1970 and 1996.

Its historical lineage begins in the earliest days of railroading with the chartering in 1848 of the Chicago and Aurora Railroad, a direct ancestor line of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which lends Burlington to the names of various merger-produced successors.

Burlington Northern purchased the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on December 31, 1996 to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (later renamed BNSF Railway), which was owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation.*

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Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer Information: Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. 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 2019-01-12 07:33:33. Last edited by gdm on 2019-01-12 07:59:23

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