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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 031320 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel - Burlington Route - 21383

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 031320 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel - Burlington Route - 21383


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 031320
Secondary Stock Number 031 00 320
Original Retail Price $12.80
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Sliding Door
Road/Company Name Burlington Route
Reporting Marks CB&Q
Road/Reporting Number 21383
Paint Color(s) Boxcar Red
Body Construction Plastic
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Release Date 2002-03-01
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Steel with Sliding Door
Prototype Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era III: 1939 - 1957


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Road/Company Information:
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or as the Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and also in New Mexico and Texas through subsidiaries Colorado and Southern Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.[citation needed] Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwest and mountain states, the railroad used the advertising slogans "Everywhere West", "Way of the Zephyrs", and "The Way West". It merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.

In 1967, it reported 19,565 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 723 million passenger miles; corresponding totals for C&S were 1,100 and 10 and for FW&D were 1,466 and 13. At the end of the year CB&Q operated 8,538 route-miles, C&S operated 708 and FW&D operated 1362. (These totals may or may not include the former Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.)

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Manufacturer Information:
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.

For an in-depth guide to the history and collecting information for Micro-Trains products, please consult our Micro-Trains History and Collector's Guide.


Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2017-05-06 07:36:25

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