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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-36 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Western Maryland - 25855


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Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number BLW-36
Original Retail Price $6.30
Manufacturer Kadee Quality Products
Commissioned By Brooklyn Locomotive Works
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1
Road/Company Name Western Maryland
Reporting Marks WM
Road/Reporting Number 25855
Paint Color(s) Light Brown
Body Construction Plastic
Wheel Type Plastic Wheels With Steel Axle
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety Steel, PS-1
Prototype Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Body Style Information: This is Micro-Trains first body style. It was introduced in 1972. Its is a model of a Pullman-Standard PS-1 boxcar from circa 1957. Micro-Trains does not market it as a PS-1 so as to allow themselves some latitude so they can use this car to model non-PS prototypes. Hundreds of different releases have used this body style in various paint schemes and road names. It is not a model of a "modern" steel boxcar as the length (40 foot) and the roofwalk are typical of the transition era (1939 - 1957).

Road/Company Information:
The Western Maryland Railway (reporting mark WM) was an American Class I railroad (1852-1983) which operated in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It was primarily a coal hauling and freight railroad, with a small passenger train operation.

The WM became a property of the Chessie System holding company in 1973, although it continued independent operations until May 1975 after which time many of its lines were abandoned in favor of parallel Baltimore and Ohio Railroad lines. In 1983 it was fully merged into the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which later was also merged with the former Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad into the Chessie System, which is now renamed as CSX Transportation.

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.

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: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-04-08 04:50:42. Last edited by gdm on 2017-04-10 11:56:02

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