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N Scale - InterMountain - 67515-03 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 - Lake Superior & Ishpeming - 2704

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N Scale - InterMountain - 67515-03 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 - Lake Superior & Ishpeming - 2704 Image Courtesy of InterMountain Railway


Stock Number 67515-03
Brand InterMountain
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot PS 5277
Prototype Vehicle Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 (Details)
Road or Company Name Lake Superior & Ishpeming (Details)
Reporting Marks LS&I
Road or Reporting Number 2704
Paint Color(s) Boxcar Red
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety PS 5277
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Prototype specific Pullman Standard, or Superior single sliding doors (without herald plates in either case), user installed, injection molded air hose castings, etched metal end platforms, separately applied end ladder castings, short, molded in stirrup steps, reinforced side sills without notches, Micro-Trains Line trucks with truck mounted Magne-Matic knuckle couplers, and a flat weight that is held between the car's separate, injection molded plastic floor, and several ribs that are cast into the inside of the shell.

Prototype History:
The Pullman Standard or PS-1 design was one of the most popular and was widely used by North American railroads. These boxcars were built beginning in 1947 and share the same basic design, with certain elements such as door size, door style or roof type varying among the different railroads and production years. When production of these cars ceased in 1963, over 100,000 had been produced.

The original PS-1 measured 40 foot in length, but Pullman Standard also offered 50′ and later 60′ boxcars – also with the PS-1 designation.

Road Name History:
The LS&I opened in 1896 to move iron ore from pits west of Ishpeming to the Lake Superior port at Marquette, all in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In 1927, they bought an adjoining railroad which extended the LS&I east from Marquette to Munising. In 1979, they abandoned their own route between Marquette and Munising Junction, relying on trackage rights on a parallel Soo Line route instead. This left about 60 miles of line in their possession.

LS&I’s steam fleet was dominated by 2-8-0’s, many of which have been saved. Grand Canyon Railway, Western Maryland Scenic, and Ohio Central have all operated former LS&I consolidations. The diesel fleet was originally dominated by Alcos with GE U-Boats filling the gaps. Today, GE AC4400CW’s leased from CIT do the heavy pulling with U-Boats (in patched BN green paint) handling the yards and locals.

In addition to the iron traffic, like the other railroads in the area, LS&I also hauls various forest products. The railroad has always been owned by Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company and its successors.

Brand/Importer Information:
InterMountain was founded in 1985 by Fred Brummet. They got started in the model railroad business by producing O-Scale model kits. They got started in the N Scale business almost a decade later when in 1994 they introduced the 40-23 reefer car in kit form. Later, in 1998, they started producing RTR (Ready-to-Run) models. By the early 2000s, InterMountain phased out kit production in favor of the RTR models.

The InterMountain Railway company is located at 1224 Boston Ave in Longmont, CO. They are a manufacturer of HO, N and Z scale model trains. They have produced kits as well as RTR (Ready-To-Run) models. Their N Scale products include locomotives as well as rolling stock. Their rolling stock lineup includes Boxcars, Hoppers, Tank Cars, Reefers, Gondolas, Stock Cars and Flatcars.

Their locomotive releases have primarily been diesel units, with the one major exception being their series of AC-12 Cab Forward steam locos. Their diesel lineup includes F3's, F7's, F9's, SD40's, SD45's and FT units. They are known for quality and detail. They also release their rolling stock in larger varieties of road numbers than most of the other manufacturers.

Item created by: Chance on 2016-10-30 16:04:14. Last edited by gdm on 2020-05-29 14:31:32

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