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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 122 00 080 - Boxcar, 60 Foot, High-Cube - Baltimore & Ohio - 490005

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 122 00 080 - Boxcar, 60 Foot, High-Cube - Baltimore & Ohio - 490005


Brand Micro-Trains
Stock Number 122 00 080
Secondary Stock Number 122 00 080
Original Retail Price $29.95
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro Trains 60 Foot Box Car 2-Plug Door/46 Foot Centers
Prototype Boxcar, 60 Foot, High-Cube (Details)
Road or Company Name Baltimore & Ohio (Details)
Reporting Marks B&O
Road or Reporting Number 490005
Paint Color(s) Blue with Yellow Doors
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 2015-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar Standard Steel
Model Subtype 60 Foot
Model Variety 2-Plug Door/46 Foot Centers
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 2003 - Present
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Micro-Trains has used the model to stand in for a variety of 60 foot steel boxcars built by Berwick Forge & Fabricating, Greenville Steel Car as well as the railroads themselves throughout the 1960s and 1970s. One example is the The BFF class BX-187 boxcar, which is equipped with fixed end bulkheads and shock control underframe and is assigned to auto parts service. Another example is the BFF Class XL extended height box cars are equipped with interior side rails and moveable bulkheads for hauling household appliances of high cubic capacity. This tooling has also been used to model the Penn Central X64 boxcar.

Prototype History:
High-Cube boxcars are made by a number of manufacturers. They typically have a 100+ ton car capacity. They feature an inside length of 60-feet; an inside width of 9-feet; and a zero weld protrusion smooth interior wall with an interior height of 13-feet, 1-inch. The cars feature a variety of different door types which are typically 12 feet high. The floor is 4-inches high, composed of 70,000 pound nailable knurled steel. The cars can come with lading strap anchors, floor anchors and 15-inch end of car cushioning.

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: 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.

Item created by: gdm on 2015-07-19 15:25:48. Last edited by gdm on 2019-08-26 11:58:06

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