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N Scale - Various - NSC 03-Set 2 - Maintenance of Way Equipment, North American, Transition Era - Amtrak - 9-Pack

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Stock Number NSC 03-Set 2
Original Retail Price $289.50
Brand Various
Manufacturer Various
Body Style NSE Body Style Assortment
Prototype Vehicle Maintenance of Way Equipment, North American, Transition Era (Details)
Road or Company Name Amtrak (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 9-Pack
Paint Color(s) Orange and Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 10
Multipack ID Number NSC 03-Set 2
Release Date 2003-01-01
Item Category Freight Train
Model Type MOW
Model Subtype Various
Model Variety Various
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Multi-Manufacturer M.O.W. Wrecker Trains Set (Multi-Manufacturer Set #3)

Model Information: Occasionally, the NSC would package and sell multipacks of cars and/or locomotives where the individual items were made by different manufacturers.

Prototype History:
The definition of "Maintenance of Way" is the upkeep and repair of a railroad's fixed property (as track and bridges). Railroads have always used specialized and modified rolling stock and motive power for this purpose. Types of equipment run the gamut from snow plows to ballast spreaders to cranes to dedicated passenger cars.

Some equipment is purpose built such as modern ballast spreaders, while other equipment can be modified from revenue generating equipment such as gondolas, boxcars and passenger cars. Usually the equipment is painted in distinctive patterns to clearly indicate that these cars and locomotives are not being used for revenue-generating service.

Road Name History:
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States. Founded in 1971 through the government-sponsored consolidation of most of the remaining U.S. passenger rail companies, it is partially government-funded yet operated and managed as a for-profit corporation.

Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day on 21,300 miles (34,000 km) of track with select segments having civil operating speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states in addition to three Canadian provinces. In fiscal year 2015, Amtrak served 30.8 million passengers and had $2.185 billion in revenue, while employing more than 20,000 people. Nearly two-thirds of passengers come from the 10 largest metropolitan areas; 83% of passengers travel on routes shorter than 400 miles. Its headquarters is at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

The name "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "trak", the latter itself a sensational spelling of "track".

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-01-12 14:14:41. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-09-20 16:21:10

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