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G Scale - USA Trains - Charles Ro - R-17405 - Union Pacific - 98542

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G Scale - USA Trains - Charles Ro - R-17405 - Union Pacific - 98542 ABertzPic


Brand/Importer USA Trains - Charles Ro (Details)
Stock Number R-17405
Prototype Vehicle Flatcar, 60 Foot, Centerbeam (Details)
Road/Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Road Letters/Reporting Mark UP
Road/Reporting Number 98542
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Red
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 60 Foot
Model Variety Centerbeam



Manufacturer Information: USA Trains - Charles Ro

Manufacturer Information: United States

Prototype Information:
Centerbeam flatcars, centerbeams, center partition railcars or commonly referred to as lumber racks are specialty cars designed for carrying bundled building supplies such as dimensional lumber, wallboard, and fence posts. They are essentially bulkhead flatcars that have been reinforced by a longitudinal I-beam, often in the form of a Vierendeel truss, sometimes reinforced by diagonal members, but originally in the form of stressed panels perforated by panel-lightening "opera windows", often oval, egg-shaped or rectangular. They must be loaded symmetrically, with half of the payload on one side of the centerbeam and half on the other to avoid tipping over.

Road/Company Information:
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.

Item created by: Bert4449 on 2021-09-18 00:23:21. Last edited by gdm on 2021-09-18 09:15:28

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