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N Scale - Trainworx - 42054-04 - Container, Intermodal, 20 Foot, Stac-Pac - Merchants Despatch - 407

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N Scale - Trainworx - 42054-04 - Container, Intermodal, 20 Foot, Stac-Pac - Merchants Despatch - 407 The image shown is the same body type though not necessarily the same road name or road number.

Stock Number 42054-04
Original Retail Price $10.95
Brand Trainworx
Manufacturer Trainworx
Body Style Trainworx Container Intermodal 20 Foot Stac-Pac
Prototype Description Container, Intermodal, 20 Foot, Stac-Pac
Road or Company Name Merchants Despatch (Details)
Reporting Marks MDT
Road or Reporting Number 407
Paint Color(s) Brown
Release Date 2015-09-01
Item Category Container
Model Type Intermodal
Model Subtype 20 Foot
Model Variety Stac-Pac

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Road Name History: Merchants Despatch Transportation called East Rochester, NY home and most of its railroad cars were built there starting in 1898. Here are several illustrations scanned from a 1928 MDT 12-month calendar showing some of the different cars and specifically refrigerator cars that were built by MDT for different purposes.

The Merchants Despatch Transportation Company (MDT, also known as the Merchants Despatch Refrigerator Line) was established in 1857 or 1858 by the American Express Company of New York (then a freight forwarding service). The entity was reformed as a joint stock trading company on June 1, 1869, with ownership divided among the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway (CCC&I), the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, and the New York Central Railroad (NYC), all part of the Cornelius Vanderbilt rail empire.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information: Trainworx was founded in 1999 by Pat Sanders and is located in Delta Colorado. Their first freight car was the Quad hopper and it was released in 2000. They have been making N scale products ever since. Their website can be found at As of 2016, they have produced 8 different rolling stock body styles as well as a range of different highway vehicles in N Scale. Their limited edition runs have proven a huge success with collectors and modelers enjoy the accuracy of all their products.

Trainworx sells their products both through tradional retail channels as well as directly by phone order. When asked "What prompted you to found Trainworx?", Pat Sanders responded "There was a freight car that hadn't been done in N scale that I just had to have and it didn't look like anyone was ever going to make it."

Item created by: gdm on 2016-02-24 18:32:57

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