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N Scale - ExactRail - EN-50804-2 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Gunderson 5200 - Louisville & Nashville - 102058

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N Scale - ExactRail - EN-50804-2 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Gunderson 5200 - Louisville & Nashville - 102058

Stock Number EN-50804-2
Original Retail Price $21.95
Brand ExactRail
Body Style ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Gunderson 5200
Additional Markings/Slogan Cushioned Cargo
Road or Company Name Louisville & Nashville (Details)
Reporting Marks L&N
Road or Reporting Number 102058
Paint Color(s) Blue
Print Color(s) Yellow
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Announcement Date 2009-11-01
Release Date 2009-12-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Gunderson 5200
Region North America
Era Era IV: 1958 - 1978
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, Gunderson 5200 (Details)
Body Material Plastic
Scale 1/160

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Model Information: This is a precision micro-tooled model. It is designed, engineered and tooled in the U.S. (but assembled in China). It features: ExactRail's exclusive ASF 70 Ton Ride Control trucks; McHenry N-scale knuckle sprung couplers; Precision-tooled with integrally molded details; CNC-machined metal wheel sets; and· Razor sharp printing!

Prototype History:
Built in the late sixties and early seventies, the Gunderson 5200 is a classic-looking boxcar with modern appeal and can still be seen around today (albeit usually not in the best of shape!). Constructed near the end of the internal post, double sheathed box car era, the straight sill and centered YSD 8ft doors lends itself to clean modern symmetry on a car with vintage aesthetics. These cars road on ASF 70 Ton Ride Control or Barber 70 Ton S-2 trucks. They were used by the BN, SP and SP&S.

Road Name History:
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (reporting mark LN), commonly called the L&N, was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.

Chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1850, the road grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. Under Milton H. Smith, president of the company for thirty years, the L&N grew from a road with less than three hundred miles (480 km) of track to a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system serving thirteen states. As one of the premier Southern railroads, the L&N extended its reach far beyond its namesake cities, stretching to St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The railroad was economically strong throughout its lifetime, operating both freight and passenger trains in a manner that earned it the nickname, "The Old Reliable."

Growth of the railroad continued until its purchase and the tumultuous rail consolidations of the 1980s which led to continual successors. By the end of 1970, L&N operated 6,063 miles (9,757 km) of road on 10,051 miles (16,176 km) of track, not including the Carrollton Railroad.

In 1971 the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, successor to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, purchased the remainder of the L&N shares it did not already own, and the company became a subsidiary. By 1982 the railroad industry was consolidating quickly, and the Seaboard Coast Line absorbed the Louisville & Nashville Railroad entirely. Then in 1986, the Seaboard System merged with the C&O and B&O and the new combined system was known as the Chessie System. Soon after the combined company became CSX Transportation (CSX), which now owns and operates all of the former Louisville and Nashville lines.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Dedicated to creating replicas that continue to define standards for precision and authenticity, through its unique expertise in mold creation and product design, Provo, Utah based ExactRail has produced some of the industry's most acclaimed models; true benchmarks for quality over the last decade.

With the N-Scale Series, ExactRail offers precision micro-tooled replicas in 1:160 scale. Each model features fine-scale detail, expert hand-assembly and the finest finish-work in the industry. ExactRail's N-scale Series offers enthusiasts innovative small scale replicas with unprecedented quality and design.

Item created by: Chance on 2017-05-14 15:30:39. Last edited by gdm on 2018-03-05 16:46:39

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