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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-57 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Erie Lackawanna - 78962

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - BLW-57 - Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door - Erie Lackawanna - 78962 An image of the prototype.

Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Stock Number BLW-57
Original Retail Price $6.75
Manufacturer Kadee Quality Products
Commissioned By Brooklyn Locomotive Works
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1
Road/Company Name Erie Lackawanna
Reporting Marks EL
Road/Reporting Number 78962
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 Erie Lackawanna Railway (reporting mark EL), known as the Erie Lackawanna Railroad until 1968, was formed from the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. The official motto of the line was "The Friendly Service Route".

Like many railroads in the northeast already financially vulnerable from the expanding U.S. Interstate Highway System, the line was severely weakened fiscally by the extent, duration and record flood levels due to Hurricane Agnes in 1972. It would never recover, and most of the corporation's holdings were subsumed into the federal rescue purchases creating Conrail in 1976, ending its days as an operating railroad company.

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.

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 05:00:29. Last edited by gdm on 2017-04-10 11:56:02

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