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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 993 01 870 - Boxcar, 60 Foot, NSC Excess Height - Canadian National - 3-Pack

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 993 01 870 - Boxcar, 60 Foot, NSC Excess Height - Canadian National - 3-Pack Image Courtesy of Micro-Trains Line


Stock Number 993 01 870
Secondary Stock Number 993 01 870
Original Retail Price $119.95
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Micro Trains Boxcar 60 Foot NSC Excess Height
Prototype Vehicle Boxcar, 60 Foot, NSC Excess Height (Details)
Road or Company Name Canadian National (Details)
Reporting Marks DWC
Road or Reporting Number 3-Pack
Paint Color(s) Dark Red
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Multipack ID Number 993 01 870
Announcement Date 2019-04-01
Release Date 2021-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 60 Foot
Model Variety NSC Excess Height
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 2003 - Present
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Road Numbers: 795166, 795194, 795297

Prototype History:
National Steel Car company was one of three manufacturers enlisted by Trailer Train Company to build their new fleet of 60’ excess height boxcars in 2003. These heavy-duty cars featured double plug doors giving the customer a 12’ opening to easily load everything from paper products, appliances to consumables. Referred to as “Super Duty” cars, they join the growing fleet of “Plate F” cars providing higher capacities for shippers looking to streamline their deliveries.

Road Name History:
The Canadian National Railway Company (reporting mark CN) is a Canadian Class I railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. CN's slogan is "North America's Railroad". CN is a public company with 24,000 employees. It had a market capitalization of 32 billion CAD in 2011. CN was government-owned, having been a Canadian Crown corporation from its founding to its privatization in 1995. Bill Gates was, in 2011, the largest single shareholder of CN stock.

CN is the largest railway in Canada, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network, and is currently Canada's only transcontinental railway company, spanning Canada from the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia to the Pacific coast in British Columbia. Its range once reached across the island of Newfoundland until 1988, when the Newfoundland Railway was abandoned.

Following CN's purchase of Illinois Central (IC) and a number of smaller US railways, it also has extensive trackage in the central United States along the Mississippi River valley from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Today, CN owns about 20,400 route miles (32,831 km) of track in 8 provinces (the only two not served by CN are Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island), as well as a 70-mile (113 km) stretch of track (see Mackenzie Northern Railway) into the Northwest Territories to Hay River on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake; it is the northernmost rail line anywhere within the North American Rail Network, as far north as Anchorage, Alaska (although the Alaska Railroad goes further north than this, it is isolated from the rest of the rail network).

The railway was referred to as the Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and as Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to the present.

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.

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.

Please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide

Item created by: gdm on 2019-04-04 09:07:38. Last edited by CMK on 2020-12-04 15:43:35

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