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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC 01-24 - Boxcar, 60 Foot, High-Cube - Chesapeake & Ohio - 489784

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC 01-24 - Boxcar, 60 Foot, High-Cube - Chesapeake & Ohio - 489784 Copyright Held by TroveStar


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number NSC 01-24
Original Retail Price $29.95
Commissioned By Raleigh Rails
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Production Type Special Run
Body Style Micro Trains Boxcar 60 Foot High Cube
Prototype Boxcar, 60 Foot, High-Cube (Details)
Road or Company Name Chesapeake & Ohio (Details)
Reporting Marks C&O
Road or Reporting Number 489784
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Multipack ID Number NSC 01-26
Multipack Element 1
Release Date 2001-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 60 Foot
Model Variety Hi-Cube
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 2003 - Present
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Only 150 sets made, but these were also available as singles.

Model Information: Boxcar, 60 Foot, Riveted Side, Single Sliding Door, High Cube

Prototype History:
High-Cube boxcars are made by a number of manufacturers. They typically have a 100+ ton car capacity. They feature an inside length of 60-feet; an inside width of 9-feet; and a zero weld protrusion smooth interior wall with an interior height of 13-feet, 1-inch. The cars feature a variety of different door types which are typically 12 feet high. The floor is 4-inches high, composed of 70,000 pound nailable knurled steel. The cars can come with lading strap anchors, floor anchors and 15-inch end of car cushioning.

Road Name History:
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (reporting marks C&O, CO) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from several smaller Virginia railroads begun in the 19th century. Led by industrialist Collis P. Huntington, it reached from Virginia's capital city of Richmond to the Ohio River by 1873, where the railroad town (and later city) of Huntington, West Virginia was named for him.

Tapping the coal reserves of West Virginia, the C&O's Peninsula Extension to new coal piers on the harbor of Hampton Roads resulted in the creation of the new City of Newport News. Coal revenues also led the forging of a rail link to the Midwest, eventually reaching Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo in Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.

By the early 1960s the C&O was headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In 1972, under the leadership of Cyrus Eaton, it became part of the Chessie System, along with the Baltimore and Ohio and Western Maryland Railway. The Chessie System was later combined with the Seaboard Coast Line and Louisville and Nashville, both the primary components of the Family Lines System, to become a key portion of CSX Transportation (CSXT) in the 1980s. A substantial portion of Conrail was added in 1999.

C&O's passenger services ended in 1971 with the formation of Amtrak. Today Amtrak's tri-weekly Cardinal passenger train follows the historic and scenic route of the C&O through the New River Gorge in one of the more rugged sections of the Mountain State. The rails of the former C&O also continue to transport intermodal and freight traffic, as well as West Virginia bituminous coal east to Hampton Roads and west to the Great Lakes as part of CSXT, a Fortune 500 company which was one of seven Class I railroads operating in North America at the beginning of the 21st century.

At the end of 1970 C&O operated 5067 miles of road on 10219 miles of track, not including WM or B&O and its subsidiaries.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer 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.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide

Item created by: gdm on 2019-12-12 13:55:28. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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