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N Scale - Model Power - 1121 - Girder Bridge - Pennsylvania

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N Scale - Model Power - 1121 - Girder Bridge - Pennsylvania


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 1121
Original Retail Price $6.50
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Structures
Road or Company Name Pennsylvania (Details)
Paint Color(s) Black
Body Construction Plastic
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Moderate Skills
Kit Material(s) Pre-Colored Injection Molded Plastic
Item Category Structures
Model Type Bridges
Model Subtype Girder
Model Variety Single Track
Prototype Girder Bridge
Region North America
Era/Epoch N/A


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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

Body Style 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.

Road/Company Information:
The Pennsylvania Railroad (reporting mark PRR) was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the "Pennsy," the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

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. Last edited by gdm on 2017-07-18 09:46:20

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