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Specific Item Information: with two permanent hand-painted railroad worker figures; one on each interior side.
Use with N scale brass or nickel track. One piece of 5" nickel-silver straight track is molded to the bridge and includes two removable rail joiners. Sidewalks within bridge are detailed to resemble wood planks. Holes are provided enabling tacking down to your layout. Bridges can be ganged together.
Dimensions: 5" L x 1-1/2" W x 1/2" H
Model Information: Several Model Power structures are re-branded versions of European models (Pola N (now Faller), Piko, etc.)
Note: Indicated original retail prices have been collected on various recent on-line price lists, as no other source was found. They might not necessarily reflect the original price when the item was effectively released, but give an indication for pricing in the last two decades.
The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U.S. for the first half of the twentieth century. Over the years, it acquired, merged with or owned part of at least 800 other rail lines and companies. At the end of 1925, it operated 10,515 miles of rail line; in the 1920s, it carried nearly three times the traffic as other railroads of comparable length, such as the Union Pacific or Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads. Its only formidable rival was the New York Central (NYC), which carried around three-quarters of PRR's ton-miles.
At one time, the PRR was the largest publicly traded corporation in the world, with a budget larger than that of the U.S. government and a workforce of about 250,000 people. The corporation still holds the record for the longest continuous dividend history: it paid out annual dividends to shareholders for more than 100 years in a row.
In 1968, PRR merged with rival NYC to form the Penn Central Transportation Company, which filed for bankruptcy within two years. The viable parts were transferred in 1976 to Conrail, which was itself broken up in 1999, with 58 percent of the system going to the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), including nearly all of the former PRR. Amtrak received the electrified segment east of Harrisburg.
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In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).
Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-05-14 09:11:22
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