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N Scale - InterMountain - 68753-03 - Flatcar, 70 Ton, Bulkhead - Baltimore & Ohio - 8840

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N Scale - InterMountain - 68753-03 - Flatcar, 70 Ton, Bulkhead - Baltimore & Ohio - 8840 Image Courtesy of InterMountain Railway


N Scale - InterMountain - 68753-03 - Flatcar, 70 Ton, Bulkhead - Baltimore & Ohio - 8840


Brand InterMountain
Stock Number 68753-03
Original Retail Price $22.95
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
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Body Style InterMountain Flatcar 70 Ton Bulkhead
Prototype Description Flatcar, 70 Ton, Bulkhead
Road or Company Name Baltimore & Ohio (Details)
Reporting Marks B&O
Road or Reporting Number 8840
Paint Color(s) Black with Beige Deck
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype 70 Ton
Model Variety Bulkhead



Specific Item Information: Built: ER 10-56

Model Information: Not your ordinary flatcar. It was introduced by InterMountain in 2012 in four different railroads each with six different numbers. It features body-mounted magnetic knuckle couplers (Not MTL however), blackened low-profile metal wheels and screw-attached trucks.

The wooden deck features nice plank and rivet details. Of particular interest is the bulkhead supports which show excellent attached detail parts for the struts, grab irons and ladders. The model features a combination of injection-molded plastic in the detailing, bulkheads and underframe combined with die-cast body. The lettering is crisply painted and stake pockets appear to be functional (though stakes are not provided with this InterMountain model).

Road Name History:
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the USA. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." Part of the B&O Railroad's immortality has come from being one of the four featured railroads on the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, but it is the only railroad on the board which did not serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, directly.

When CSX established the B&O Railroad Museum as a separate entity from the corporation, some of the former B&O Mount Clare Shops in Baltimore, including the Mt. Clare roundhouse, were donated to the museum while the rest of the property was sold. The B&O Warehouse at the Camden Yards rail junction in Baltimore now dominates the view over the right-field wall at the Baltimore Orioles' current home, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

At the end of 1970 B&O operated 5552 miles of road and 10449 miles of track, not including the Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) or the Reading and its subsidiaries.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
InterMountain was founded in 1985 by Fred Brummet. They got started in the model railroad business by producing O-Scale model kits. They got started in the N Scale business almost a decade later when in 1994 they introduced the 40-23 reefer car in kit form. Later, in 1998, they started producing RTR (Ready-to-Run) models. By the early 2000s, InterMountain phased out kit production in favor of the RTR models.

The InterMountain Railway company is located at 1224 Boston Ave in Longmont, CO. They are a manufacturer of HO, N and Z scale model trains. They have produced kits as well as RTR (Ready-To-Run) models. Their N Scale products include locomotives as well as rolling stock. Their rolling stock lineup includes Boxcars, Hoppers, Tank Cars, Reefers, Gondolas, Stock Cars and Flatcars.

Their locomotive releases have primarily been diesel units, with the one major exception being their series of AC-12 Cab Forward steam locos. Their diesel lineup includes F3's, F7's, F9's, SD40's, SD45's and FT units. They are known for quality and detail. They also release their rolling stock in larger varieties of road numbers than most of the other manufacturers.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-11-09 20:36:28

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