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N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSE MTL 14-76 - Flatcar, Heavy Duty - CSX Transportation - 600510

Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number NSE MTL 14-76
Original Retail Price $94.50
Commissioned By N Scale Enthusiast
Manufacturer N Scale Kits / Masterpiece Models
Production Type Special Run
Body Style N Scale Kits Flatcar Heavy Duty
Prototype Description Flatcar, Heavy Duty
Road or Company Name CSX Transportation (Details)
Reporting Marks CSX
Road or Reporting Number 600510
Paint Color(s) Blue and Yellow
Print Color(s) White and Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Series Name Nasa
Series Release/Issue Number 14-76
Release Date 2014-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Flatcar
Model Subtype Heavy Duty
Model Variety 195 Ton
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: The Space Shuttle is made up of three components. There is the Shuttle itself, which returns to earth after the mission. There is the external fuel tank, which stays up in space after launch, and there are the Solid ROcket Boosters, which attach to the side of the Assembly, and can float back to earth after they perform their launch assist. The train consists of the carriers of those boosters. Each booster is made up of a stack of 4 booster sections, a top cone, and a bottom thruster assembly. They ride on special cars from the plant of Morton Thiokol (now ATK Launch Systems) in Utah to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The cars are oversize, so always travel with a clearance gauge car to assure they do not get stuck under a bridge along the way. The train stopped running after 30 years of service in 2011.

Road Name History:
CSX Transportation (reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States. The main subsidiary of the CSX Corporation, the railroad is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and owns about 21,000 route miles (34,000 km). CSX operates one of the three Class I railroads serving most of the East Coast, the other two being the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) and Canadian Pacific Railway. It also serves the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Together CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway have a duopoly over all east-west freight rail traffic east of the Mississippi River. As of October 1, 2014 CSX's total public stock value was slightly over $32 billion.

CSX Transportation was formed on November 1, 1980, by combining the railroads of the former Chessie System with Seaboard Coast Line Industries, and finally with the Seaboard System Railroad in 1986. The originator of the Seaboard System was the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which previously merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1967, and later with the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, as well as several smaller subsidiaries such as the Clinchfield Railroad, Atlanta & West Point Railroad, Monon Railroad and the Georgia Railroad. The origin of the Chessie System was the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, which had merged with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and the Western Maryland Railway.

Read more on Wikipedia.

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.

Commissioner Information: The N Scale Enthusiast Society (previously known as The N Scale Collector until 2011) was established by Wick Brandon, as a sole proprietorship and was a stand alone company until Wick passed away in 2000. The company has been owned by Micro Trains Line since then.

Wick was the founder of TexNRails and he established NSE right after he sold the pioneering N Scale retailer to the Herz family, and the store moved to Florida. Wick and Lea moved their family from Texas to Bakersfield California, and the entire operation was run from his home in Bakersfield. George Johnsen, the current Chairman, came on board as Associate Editor starting with the third issue of the magazine, and the growth of the organization hasn’t stopped. Wick and George did the first convention in Medford in 1993, and added staff and advisors as the organization grew. Wick held the first auction for the NSE in 1995.

The NSE mission statement reads: “This organization is dedicated to the preservation of the history of N Scale Model Railroading, and the railroads they represent.”

They do:
- Special Run Cars
- Regular Auctions of "collectable" Cars
- Annual Conventions
- Bi-Monthly Magazine

Manufacturer Information:
N Scale Kits (American Freight Cars) is a UK-based manufacturer of American N scale freight car kits.

Masterpiece Models manufactures and sells high quality resin assembly kits. Featuring kits for a variety of interests including WWII, Vietnam, Sci-fi, and aircraft bases. The company is located in Vancouver, WA, USA.

Item created by: j.k.moore on 2018-09-02 00:43:26. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-09-02 08:56:22

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