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N Scale - NJ International - 675-NS - NYC Milk Reefer Sliding Door - New York Central - undecorated

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N Scale - NJ International - 675-NS - NYC Milk Reefer Sliding Door - New York Central - undecorated

N Scale - NJ International - 675-NS - NYC Milk Reefer Sliding Door - New York Central - undecorated

Brand NJ International
Stock Number 675-NS
Manufacturer NJ International
Body Style M.S. Models Reefer
Prototype Description NYC Milk Reefer Sliding Door
Road or Company Name New York Central (Details)
Reporting Marks undecorated
Road or Reporting Number undecorated
Body Material Brass
Ready-to-Run No
Release Date 1992-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 50 foot
Model Variety Wood, Express

Specific Item Information: Not much information is available on these brass cars imported by NJ International from Korea. The New York Central had 525 cars in their fleet of wood cars, with several different style of doors: sliding and hinged.

Model Information: M.S. Models made a series of Brass reefers for NJ International.

Road Name History:
The New York Central Railroad (reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. Headquartered in New York City, the railroad served most of the Northeast, including extensive trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts, plus additional trackage in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

The railroad primarily connected greater New York and Boston in the east with Chicago and St.Louis in the midwest along with the intermediate cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. NYC's Grand Central Terminal in New York City is one of its best known extant landmarks.

In 1968 the NYC merged with its former rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad, to form Penn Central (the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad joined in 1969). That company went bankrupt in 1970 and was taken over by the federal government and merged into Conrail in 1976. Conrail was broken up in 1998, and portions of its system was transferred to the newly formed New York Central Lines LLC, a subsidiary leased to and eventually absorbed by CSX and Norfolk Southern. Those companies' lines included the original New York Central main line, but outside that area it included lines that were never part of the New York Central system. CSX was able to take one of the most important main lines in the nation, which runs from New York City and Boston to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the Water Level Route, while Norfolk Southern gained the Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois portion of the line called the Chicago line.

At the end of 1925, the New York Central System operated 11,584 miles (18,643 km) of road and 26,395 miles (42,479 km) of track; at the end of 1967 the mileages were 9,696 miles (15,604 km) and 18,454 miles (29,699 km).

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Item created by: ttftrains on 2017-11-22 00:03:19. Last edited by gdm on 2017-11-22 09:49:54

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