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N Scale - Red Caboose - RN-17285-08 - Boxcar, 62 Foot, Beer - Missouri Pacific - 793035

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N Scale - Red Caboose - RN-17285-08 - Boxcar, 62 Foot, Beer - Missouri Pacific - 793035 Image Courtesy of Mopjunkie

Brand Red Caboose
Stock Number RN-17285-08
Original Retail Price $24.95
Manufacturer Red Caboose
Production Type Regular Production
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Body Style Red Caboose Boxcar 62 Foot Insulated Beer
Prototype Description Boxcar, 62 Foot, Beer
Road or Company Name Missouri Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks MP
Road or Reporting Number 793035
Paint Color(s) Brown with White roof
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 2013-07-15
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 62 Foot
Model Variety Insulated

Specific Item Information: Built: New: 3-77, 12 foot doors

Model Information: Red Caboose started production of this car in 19??. This is a fairly typical 2nd generation piece of rolling stock. Like other N Scale models from Red Caboose, this tooling is currently (2017) owned by Fox Valley. The Red Caboose releases supply the brake wheel as a user-applied detail which must be glued on. The couplers are attached to the trucks and the version we saw has MTL trucks and couplers, though these may have been an aftermarket modification. The detail and printing are good, but the underframe is typical Red-Caboose low quality in terms of lack of detail. Not that most people look at underframes, but these just seem like an afterthought.

Road Name History:
The Missouri Pacific Railroad (reporting mark MP), commonly abbreviated MoPac, with nickname of The Mop, was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. MoPac was a Class I railroad growing from dozens of predecessors and mergers, including the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway (SLIMS), Texas and Pacific Railway (TP), Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad (C&EI), St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway (SLBM), Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway (KO&G), Midland Valley Railroad (MV), San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad (SAU&G), Gulf Coast Lines (GC), International-Great Northern Railroad (IGN), New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway (NOTM), Missouri-Illinois Railroad (MI), as well as the small Central Branch Railway (an early predecessor of MP in Kansas and south central Nebraska), and joint ventures such as the Alton and Southern Railroad (AS).

In 1967, the railroad operated 9,041 miles of road and 13,318 miles of track, not including DK&S, NO&LC, T&P and its subsidiaries, C&EI and Missouri-Illinois.

On January 8, 1980, the Union Pacific Railroad agreed to buy the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Lawsuits filed by competing railroads delayed approval of the merger until September 13, 1982. After the Supreme Court denied a trial to the Southern Pacific, the merger took effect on December 22, 1982. However, due to outstanding bonds of the Missouri Pacific, the merger with Union Pacific become official only on January 1, 1997.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Originally Red Caboose was a manufacturer of HO and N Scale model railroading items. It was located in Mead, Colorado, and was founded in 1990 by Leon Fairbanks. Red Caboose manufactured highly accurate, well detailed N, HO, and O Scale freight cars and locomotives.

Red Caboose closed its doors in January of 2015. Red Caboose N Scale has been sold to Fox Valley Models and HO was sold to InterMountain Railway. Many of the Red Caboose toolings have seen re-releases from Fox Valley since the acquisition. We just wish they would clean up the underframes. Red Caboose always went light on the details where they thought people wouldn't look.

Manufacturer Information: While they were in business, Red Caboose split its production runs between the US and China. Which models were produced where was a function of which body style and which run. Furthermore, which Chinese company was used for production is something we would love to find out.

Item created by: Mopjunkie on 2020-03-11 15:53:16. Last edited by Mopjunkie on 2020-03-11 16:07:55

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