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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 02-47 - Trailer, Box Van, 45 Foot, Fruehauf - Burlington Northern - 627002

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 02-47 - Trailer, Box Van, 45 Foot, Fruehauf - Burlington Northern - 627002 Authorized use by TroveStar from copyright owner.

Production Type Special Run
Stock Number NSC 02-47
Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 45 Foot Fruehauf
Prototype Description Trailer, Box Van, 45 Foot, Fruehauf
Road or Company Name Burlington Northern (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Medford
Reporting Marks BNZ
Road or Reporting Number 627002
Paint Color(s) White with Multi-Color Murals
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Trailer
Model Subtype Box Van
Model Variety 45 Foot Fruehauf

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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 first model in a series of special run commemoratives that was commissioned by the N Scale Collector (NSC).

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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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: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-04-12 16:05:00. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-24 12:19:01

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