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N Scale - InterMountain - 66010-25 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel 12 Panel - Great Northern - 2542

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N Scale - InterMountain - 66010-25 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel 12 Panel - Great Northern - 2542 Image Courtesy of InterMountain Railway
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Brand InterMountain
Stock Number 66010-25
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Production Type Regular Production
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Body Style InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot 12 Panel
Prototype Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel 12 Panel (Details)
Road or Company Name Great Northern (Details)
Reporting Marks GN
Road or Reporting Number 2542
Paint Color(s) Pullman Green
Print Color(s) Yellow
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 40 Foot
Model Variety 12 Panel
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced 1939 - 1959
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: The prototype was built in March of 1948. Previously Released as a Decorated Kit

Prototype History:
The earliest 40 foot boxcars with 6 foot doors and 12 panels were built in 1939 by Pressed Steel for D&RGW (series 68000-68399). From 1947 - 1949, there were similar cars built for the SP, T&NO, Santa Fe, EJ&E, SP&S and GN. GN later designed their own version of the 12 Panel car and produced them from 1948 to 1959 to replace the wood sheathed cars essentially used for grain service. GN produced 6,489 of these cars in a myriad of paint schemes. Some were used in passenger service as express boxcars. They were all designed and made at the GN St. Cloud shops.

The reason there was more panels was because there were more side posts. And the reason there were more side posts was that the side sheets were thinner. And the side sheets were thinner because they buyers wanted lighter weight cars.

Road Name History:
The Great Northern Railway (reporting mark GN) was an American Class I railroad. Running from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, it was the creation of 19th century railroad entrepreneur James J. Hill and was developed from the Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad. The Great Northern's (GN) route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the U.S.

The Great Northern was the only privately funded - and successfully built - transcontinental railroad in U.S. history. No federal land grants were used during its construction, unlike all other transcontinental railroads.

The Great Northern was built in stages, slowly to create profitable lines, before extending the road further into the undeveloped Western territories. In a series of the earliest public relations campaigns, contests were held to promote interest in the railroad and the ranchlands along its route. Fred J. Adams used promotional incentives such as feed and seed donations to farmers getting started along the line. Contests were all-inclusive, from largest farm animals to largest freight carload capacity and were promoted heavily to immigrants & newcomers from the East.

In 1970 the Great Northern, together with the Northern Pacific Railway, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway merged to form the Burlington Northern Railroad. The BN operated until 1996, when it merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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: petecduffy on 2019-03-16 17:57:16. Last edited by petecduffy on 2019-03-16 17:57:17

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