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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 065 00 890 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted - Rio Grande - X2906

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 065 00 890 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted - Rio Grande - X2906


N Scale - Micro-Trains - 065 00 890 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted - Rio Grande - X2906 An image of the prototype.


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 065 00 890
Secondary Stock Number 065 00 890
Original Retail Price $22.90
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Tank Car Single Dome 39 Foot
Road or Company Name Rio Grande (Details)
Reporting Marks D&RGW
Road or Reporting Number X2906
Paint Color(s) Silver with Black Lettering
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Release Date 2016-04-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Tank Car
Model Subtype Single Dome
Model Variety 39 Foot Riveted
Prototype Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Body Style Information: Dating back to 1979, this is the oldest and most popular of Micro-Trains tank cars. Over 200 different regular issues of this body style have been produced as well as hundreds more special runs, including the 2016 N Scale Enthusiast banquet car.

This car models tank cars of approximately 8,000 gallons. The prototypes were built in the 1950's and appeared on freight railroads across the United States and Canada.

Road/Company Information:
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (reporting mark DRGW), often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company. The railroad started as a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 1988, the Rio Grande's parent corporation, Rio Grande Industries, purchased Southern Pacific Transportation Company, and as the result of a merger, the larger Southern Pacific Railroad name was chosen for identity. The Rio Grande operated as a separate division of the Southern Pacific, until that company was acquired by the Union Pacific Railroad. Today, most former D&RGW main lines are owned and operated by the Union Pacific while several branch lines are now operated as heritage railways by various companies.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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.

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 2016-03-31 06:31:20. Last edited by gdm on 2016-03-31 06:31:21

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