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Micro-Trains - 530 00 391 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot - Union Pacific - 69657

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BrandMicro-Trains
Stock Number530 00 391
Original Retail Price$24.50
ManufacturerMicro-Trains
Body StyleMicro-Trains Tank Car Single Dome
Prototype VehicleTank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot (Details)
Road or Company NameUnion Pacific (Details)
Reporting MarksUP
Road or Reporting Number69657
Paint Color(s)Black
Print Color(s)White
Coupler TypeMicro-Trains
Coupler MountTruck-Mount
Announcement Date2019-08-01
Release Date2019-08-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeTank Car
Model SubtypeSingle Dome
Model VarietyGeneral Service
RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



Specific Item Information: These 39’ single dome tank cars are black with white lettering and run on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1924 by American Car & Foundry, these 12,500-gallon capacity tank cars were reconditioned in Omaha and renumbered to the 69500 – 69740 series in 1955. They were used for everything from molasses to fuel oil.
Prototype History:
Single Dome tank cars are a railroad staple. They have been around since the first half of the 20th century. This length car can handle about 10,000 gallons. These railcars carry a wide array of commodities, including liquid fertilizers, chemicals, fuel oils and asphalt, and food-grade oils. Tank cars can be pressurized or non-pressurized, insulated or non-insulated. Single dome cars carry only a single commodity at once. Food-service tank cars may be lined with stainless steel, glass, or plastic. Tank cars carrying dangerous goods are generally made of different types of steel, depending on the intended cargo and operating pressure. They may also be lined with rubber or coated with specialized coatings for tank protection or product purity purpose. The tank heads are also stronger to prevent ruptures during accidents.

One common version is the ACF Type 27 jacketed tank car with expansion dome which was in common use by many railroads and oil companies.
Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.
Brand/Importer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.
Item created by: gdm on 2019-08-10 17:56:34. Last edited by gdm on 2019-08-10 17:58:36

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