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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3574 - Stock Car, 40 Foot, Steel - Rio Grande - 39990

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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3574 - Stock Car, 40 Foot, Steel - Rio Grande - 39990 Image courtesy of Broadway Limited Imports


Brand Broadway Limited
Stock Number 3574
Original Retail Price $69.99
Manufacturer Broadway Limited Imports
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Broadway Limited Stock Car 40 Foot
Prototype Stock Car, 40 Foot, Steel (Details)
Road or Company Name Rio Grande (Details)
Reporting Marks D&RGW
Road or Reporting Number 39990
Paint Color(s) Brown
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Generic Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 2019-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Stock Car
Model Subtype 40 Foot
Model Variety With Integrated Sheep Sounds
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Sheep sounds.

Model Information: Introduced in 2016. With a minimum operating radius of 9.75 inches, the Broadway Limited Imports stock cars are offered with or without integrated motion activated sound effects.

Sound equipped models emit authentic live stock (i.e., cattle, hog, or mule) sounds that intensify with motion.

Though the cars are fully compatible with DC or DCC equipped layouts, no DCC control is provided.

See a video of these cars on our YouTube Channel

Prototype History:
Alonzo Mather, a Chicago clothing merchant who founded the Mather Stock Car Company, designed a new stock car in 1880 that was among the first to include amenities for feeding and watering the animals while en route. Mather was awarded a gold medal in 1883 by the American Humane Association for the humane treatment afforded to animals in his stock cars. Minneapolis' Henry C. Hicks patented a convertible boxcar/stock car in 1881, which was improved in 1890 with features that included a removable double deck. George D. Burton of Boston introduced his version of the humane stock car in 1882, which was placed into service the following year. The Burton Stock Car Company's design provided sufficient space so as to allow the animals to lie down in transit on a bed of straw.

Steel stock cars were in general use after the Second World War when steel became readily available.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (reporting mark DRGW), often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company. The railroad started as a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 1988, the Rio Grande's parent corporation, Rio Grande Industries, purchased Southern Pacific Transportation Company, and as the result of a merger, the larger Southern Pacific Railroad name was chosen for identity. The Rio Grande operated as a separate division of the Southern Pacific, until that company was acquired by the Union Pacific Railroad. Today, most former D&RGW main lines are owned and operated by the Union Pacific while several branch lines are now operated as heritage railways by various companies.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Broadway Limited Imports, LLC defines itself as "the world's foremost producer of top-quality HO and N scale model trains".

Broadway Limited Imports is composed of a team of 15 fun loving individuals who are dedicated to creating the most realistic model railroading experience possible, with the best customer service possible.

The Broadway Limited Imports headquarters is located in Ormond Beach, Florida at 9 East Tower Circle. It's just under an hour's drive from Disney World.

About Broadway Limited Imports.

Item created by: gdm on 2019-01-11 19:24:20

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