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Z Scale - Micro-Trains - 995 02 072 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Plug Door - Union Pacific - 499059

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Z Scale - Micro-Trains - 995 02 072 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Plug Door - Union Pacific - 499059 Image Courtesy of Micro-Trains Line


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 995 02 072
Secondary Stock Number 99502072
Original Retail Price $0.00
Manufacturer Micro-Trains
Production Type Special Run
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Plug Door
Prototype Vehicle Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Plug Door (Details)
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks UP
Road or Reporting Number 499059
Additional Markings/Slogan Cyber Car #3
Paint Color(s) Orange with Silver Roof & Black Ends
Print Color(s) Black
Paint Scheme Weathered & Graffiti
Coupler Type Micro-Trains
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Release Date 2022-11-25
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Plug Door
Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)



Item Specific Notes: 2022 Thanksgiving-to-Cyber Monday Special - Choice of free car for every $100 spent on Thanksgiving weekend.

Prototype History:
The 50-foot boxcar made its first appearance in the 1930s and steadily grew in popularity over the years, which further improved redundancies by allowing for even more space within a given car. Today, the 50-footer remains the common boxcar size. After the second world war ended, and steel became once again readily available, steel became the go-to choice for construction of boxcars. Pullman Standard and ACF were some of the most prolific builders of these cars.

In the 1960s, the flush, "plug" style sliding door was introduced as an option that provides a larger door to ease loading and unloading of certain commodities. The tight-fitting doors are better insulated and allow a car's interior to be maintained at a more even temperature.

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: CNW400 on 2022-11-23 22:14:17. Last edited by CNW400 on 2022-11-23 22:16:01

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