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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 077 44 120 - Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Single Door, No Roofwalk - Illinois Central Gulf - 51136

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 077 44 120 - Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Single Door, No Roofwalk - Illinois Central Gulf - 51136 Weathered


Stock Number 077 44 120
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Single Door No Roofwalk
Prototype Description Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Single Door, No Roofwalk
Road or Company Name Illinois Central Gulf (Details)
Reporting Marks ICG
Road or Reporting Number 51136
Paint Color(s) Graffiti orange
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Body Material Plastic
Series Name Weathered
Release Date 2009-02-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Single Door, No Roofwalk
UPC/GTIN12 Number 695140026975


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Road Name History:
On August 10, 1972, the Illinois Central Railroad merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to form the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (reporting mark ICG).
In 1988 the railroad's then-parent company IC Industries spun off its remaining rail assets and changed its name to the Whitman Corporation (which became PepsiAmericas in 2000 and was acquired outright by PepsiCo in 2010). On February 29, 1988, the newly separated ICG dropped the "Gulf" from its name and again became the Illinois Central Railroad.
On February 11, 1998 the IC was purchased for approximately $2.4 billion in cash and shares by Canadian National Railway (CN). Integration of operations began July 1, 1999.

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Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. 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.


Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-09 10:47:35

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