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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 34100 - Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Double Sliding Door - Louisville & Nashville - 98449

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 34100 - Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Double Sliding Door - Louisville & Nashville - 98449


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 34100
Secondary Stock Number 034 00 100
Original Retail Price $7.20
Manufacturer Kadee Quality Products
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Double Sliding Door
Road or Company Name Louisville & Nashville (Details)
Reporting Marks L&N
Road or Reporting Number 98449
Paint Color(s) Boxcar Red
Print Color(s) White
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Plastic Wheels With Steel Axle
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 1981-09-01
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 Louisville and Nashville Railroad (reporting mark LN), commonly called the L&N, was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.

Chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1850, the road grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. Under Milton H. Smith, president of the company for thirty years, the L&N grew from a road with less than three hundred miles (480 km) of track to a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system serving thirteen states. As one of the premier Southern railroads, the L&N extended its reach far beyond its namesake cities, stretching to St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The railroad was economically strong throughout its lifetime, operating both freight and passenger trains in a manner that earned it the nickname, "The Old Reliable."

Growth of the railroad continued until its purchase and the tumultuous rail consolidations of the 1980s which led to continual successors. By the end of 1970, L&N operated 6,063 miles (9,757 km) of road on 10,051 miles (16,176 km) of track, not including the Carrollton Railroad.

In 1971 the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, successor to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, purchased the remainder of the L&N shares it did not already own, and the company became a subsidiary. By 1982 the railroad industry was consolidating quickly, and the Seaboard Coast Line absorbed the Louisville & Nashville Railroad entirely. Then in 1986, the Seaboard System merged with the C&O and B&O and the new combined system was known as the Chessie System. Soon after the combined company became CSX Transportation (CSX), which now owns and operates all of the former Louisville and Nashville lines.

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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:
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.


Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2017-09-04 14:27:18

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