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ExactRail - EN-51004-4 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Single Plug Door, Hi-Cube, Gunderson, 6269 - Minnesota Dakota and Western - 19214

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N Scale - ExactRail - EN-51004-4 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Single Plug Door, Hi-Cube, Gunderson, 6269 - Minnesota Dakota and Western - 19214 Different Road Number Shown
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Stock NumberEN-51004-4
Original Retail Price$24.95
BrandExactRail
Body StyleExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Gunderson 6269
Image Provider's WebsiteLink
PrototypeBoxcar, 50 Foot, Single Plug Door, Hi-Cube, Gunderson, 6269
Road or Company NameMinnesota Dakota and Western (Details)
Reporting MarksIBT
Road or Reporting Number19214
Paint Color(s)Green with a silver roof and white topped ends
Print Color(s)Black, White, and Yellow
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeBoxcar
Model Subtype50 Foot
Model VarietySingle Plug Door Hi-Cube



Model Information: Designed, engineered, and tooled in the United States, these models have factory installed Micro-Trains Line stock number 1015 couplers, narrow-style, body mounted draft gear boxes, with shank wedges, striker casting and full nut and bolt detail, ExactRail's own ASF 100 Ton Ride Control trucks, CNC machined 36" metal wheel-sets with steel axles, accurate lettering styles and logotypes, razor sharp printing, and true to life paint colors.

Like many of ExactRail's models, these are nicely made, basic rolling stock models. They have nice molded detail and printing so they look good. They also model a specific modern prototype and model it well. Instead of just stating '50 Foot Plug Door Boxcar', these models target very specifically the Gunderson 6269 Hy-Cube prototype and hit the mark. The only thing lacking would be more body detail. The only separate detail piece is the brake wheel. Ladder,s grab irons and placards are all in the molding. This does have the advantage, however, that these are NOT delicate models and they would likely cost more to make if they had more detail. You can't have everything...
Road Name History:
Minnesota Dakota and Western Railway (reporting mark MDW) is a shortline railroad operating 4 miles of track between International Falls and Ranier, Minnesota as well as between International Falls and Fort Frances, Ontario via the Fort Frances' International Falls International Bridge, which is jointly owned by MDW and Abitibi Consolidated. The railroad serves the paper mills in both International Falls and Fort Frances. The railroad interchanges with Canadian National Railway at Ranier.

In 2005 the railroad handled 11,841 carloads of wood pulp, pulpwood, chemicals, raw materials and finished paper. The railroad has a fleet of more than 3100 railcars.

Originally a subsidiary of Boise Cascade designed to serve its paper mills, the MDW was created in 1910; the company had been incorporated in 1902 as the International Bridge and Terminal Company (reporting mark IBT). The Canadian company, however, retains that name.

In August 2006, Boise Cascade announced that MDW would be sold to the Watco Companies, a company specialising in shortlines; however, the sale was never closed.

In February 2008, Boise Cascade spun off its paper, packaging, newsprint and transportation operations, including MDW, to a new company, Boise Inc.
Brand/Importer Information:
Dedicated to creating replicas that continue to define standards for precision and authenticity, through its unique expertise in mold creation and product design, Provo, Utah based ExactRail has produced some of the industry's most acclaimed models; true benchmarks for quality over the last decade.

With the N-Scale Series, ExactRail offers precision micro-tooled replicas in 1:160 scale. Each model features fine-scale detail, expert hand-assembly and the finest finish-work in the industry. ExactRail's N-scale Series offers enthusiasts innovative small scale replicas with unprecedented quality and design.
Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-20 19:15:35

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