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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 180 00 210 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 - Burlington Route - 23271

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Stock Number 180 00 210
Secondary Stock Number 180 00 210
Original Retail Price $26.90
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot PS
Image Provider's Website Link
Prototype Vehicle Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 (Details)
Road or Company Name Burlington Route (Details)
Reporting Marks CB&Q
Road or Reporting Number 23271
Paint Color(s) Red
Print Color(s) White, Black, Multi-color ATC pannel
Additional Markings/Slogan Burlington Route
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 50 Foot
Model Variety PS, 10ft Door, Short Ladders, No Roofwalk
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160
Track Gauge N standard
Release Date 2020-12-01



Specific Item Information: This 50’ standard box car with 10’ single door, no roofwalk and short ladders is red with white lettering and runs on Roller Bearing trucks. Built by Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, this car was constructed in 1964 at the Havelock Shops. With a 4974 cubic foot capacity and a 10’ sliding door, these cars were ideal for large and bulky loads, such as dried lumber.

Model Information: Micro-Trains first introduced this body style in July of 2017. It models a series of boxcars built by Pullman-Standard in 1968 that feature 10 foot doors, short ladders and no roofwalk. The salient features of this model are: Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS, 10ft Door, Short Ladders, No Roofwalk.

In 2019, Micro-trains tweaked this model. Newer releases have a lowered underframe and feature body-mount couplers.

Prototype History:
The Pullman Standard or PS-1 design was one of the most popular and was widely used by North American railroads. These boxcars were built beginning in 1947 and share the same basic design, with certain elements such as door size, door style or roof type varying among the different railroads and production years. When production of these cars ceased in 1963, over 100,000 had been produced.

The original PS-1 measured 40 foot in length, but Pullman Standard also offered 50′ and later 60′ boxcars – also with the PS-1 designation.

Road Name History:
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or as the Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and also in New Mexico and Texas through subsidiaries Colorado and Southern Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.[citation needed] Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwest and mountain states, the railroad used the advertising slogans "Everywhere West", "Way of the Zephyrs", and "The Way West". It merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.

In 1967, it reported 19,565 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 723 million passenger miles; corresponding totals for C&S were 1,100 and 10 and for FW&D were 1,466 and 13. At the end of the year CB&Q operated 8,538 route-miles, C&S operated 708 and FW&D operated 1362. (These totals may or may not include the former Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.)

Information sourced from 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: CMK on 2020-12-03 17:53:03. Last edited by CMK on 2020-12-03 17:56:31

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