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  MICRO-TRAINS - N SCALE NEW RELEASES

Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light™ Series
"A Peaceful Retreat"

SERIES CAR #1

This 60’ Excess Height Box Car is black with modified side detail featuring Thomas Kinkade’s A Peaceful Retreat painting from 2002. Each car in this 12-month series will feature an amazing painting by Thomas Kinkade in vibrant color!

#102 00 801...$31.95


Union Pacific®
Road Number 3683

This 80’ heavyweight diner car is grey with white and black lettering and runs on 6-wheel passenger trucks. Built for Union Pacific in the early 1910s, it was later repainted into the postwar two-tone grey scheme. Diner cars were standard equipment for Union Pacific and served across their extensive rail network.

*UP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

#146 00 190...$34.90


Southern
Road Number 1057

This 78’ heavyweight paired-window coach car is pullman green with gold lettering and runs on 6-wheel passenger trucks. Built in the 1920s and later rebuilt in 1948 at the Hayne and Chattanooga shops air conditioning and reclining seats were added. It served the Southern Railroad through the mid-1960s before being sidelined.

#145 00 330...$29.95



Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe
Road Numbers 254200A/254200B

These 70’ husky stack well cars are red with white lettering and run on ASF Ride Control trucks. In late 1990, ATSF received an order of Husky-Stack cars from Gunderson, accommodating containers up to 48’ in the lower well position. The Husky-Stack® well car was first introduced in 1990 at the International Intermodal Expo in Atlanta, GA.

#135 00 141...$29.90
#135 00 142...$29.90


American Cranberry Exchange
Road Number NWX 14021

FARM-TO-TABLE SERIES #3

This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with grey decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1927, this car was leased by North American Refrigerator Line to the Chicago-based American Cranberry Exchange in 1933. Used through the 1940s to ship “Eatmor” brand cranberries, it was equipped with permanent floor racks and two, 235 cubic foot ice bunkers.

#049 00 820...$27.95


Crazy Water Co.
Road Number ART 472

This 40’ double-sheathed wood reefer with vertical brake wheel is brown with yellow decorated sizes and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built by American Car & Foundry in 1922 in an order of 50 cars, The Crazy Water Company leased this and other cars from The American Refrigerator Transit Company. “Crazy Water,” said to cure many physical maladies, was mineral spring water boiled down until only the mineral crystals remained.

#049 00 800...$27.95


Illinois Central
Road Number IC 11644

This 50’ standard box car with 8’ plug door no roofwalk and short ladders is orange with black lettering and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in September 1967 in Centralia, Illinois, these 50’ plug door boxcars were equipped with DF-2 loaders. With a nailable wood floor, this 4,984 cubic foot capacity car was used through the mid-1970s before being rebuilt.

#181 00 080...$25.90


Northern Pacific
Road Number NP 20300

This 40’ outside-braced box car with single door is freight car red with white lettering and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1937 by Northern Pacific, this car was used through the 1950s across vast western rail network.

#028 00 250...$20.95


Standard Fruit Company
Road Number GARE 7201

APRIL FOOLS!

This 36’ wood sheathed ice reefer is brown with yellow decorated sides and runs on Arch Bar trucks. According to photo records from the 1920s, this Standard Fruit Company paint scheme was only a concept, and never existed in real life. GARE 7201 was envisioned as a lease car from General American advertising for the Banana Growers and Distributers throughout the world.

#058 00 566...$27.95


Baltimore & Ohio®
Road Number B&O 467286

REPRINT

This 40’ standard box car with single door is blue and yellow with aluminum roof and white lettering and runs on Bettendorf trucks. The Baltimore & Ohio “Time-Saver Service” was a high-speed Less-than-Carload service, and this special scheme was applied to about a dozen cars between 1950 and 1955. Less-than-Carload service was big business in the 1950s, before long haul trucks and other delivery service networks became more developed.

#020 00 267...$28.90



TMX 53’ Containers

NOW AVAILABLE!

Road #TMXU 780725...#469 00 161...$16.95
Road #TMXU 780731...#469 00 162...$16.95

*These items are not on Standing Orders

Southern Pacific®
Road Number SP 2539

NOW AVAILABLE!
*Pre-orders were taken for this in January 2017

This SW1500 powered locomotive is decorated in the red and yellow ‘Kodachrome Scheme’ and runs on aluminum Flexicoil trucks. This Southern Pacific locomotive was repainted in the experimental “Kodachrome” paint scheme created for the proposed 1980 “Southern Pacific Santa Fe” merger. However, this merger was blocked by the ICC and the “SF” was never added to the scheme. It was later repainted again back into the previous grey and scarlet scheme. The EMD SW1500 is a 1,500 hp diesel-electric locomotive intended for switching service.

#986 00 590... $194.95

*SP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.

MICRO-TRAINS - Z SCALE NEW RELEASES

American Cranberry Exchange
Road Number NWX 14021

FARM-TO-TABLE SERIES #3

This 40’ wood reefer is brown with grey decorated sides and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1927, this car was leased by North American Refrigerator Line to the Chicago-based American Cranberry Exchange in 1933. Used through the 1940s to ship “Eatmor” brand cranberries, it was equipped with permanent floor racks and two, 235 cubic foot ice bunkers.

#518 00 730...$27.95



Union Pacific®
Road Numbers UP 554375/554399

These 50’ standard box cars with double doors are synthetic red with yellow lettering and run on Bettendorf trucks. Classified by Union Pacific as an A-50-15, these automobile boxcars had a 50-ton capacity and were built without end doors. Later rebuilt and renumbered into the 554200-554399 series, these cars display the “Be Specific – Ship Union Pacific” slogan.

#506 00 411...$25.90
#506 00 412...$25.90

*UP® is a registered trademark of the Union Pacific Railroad.



40’ Modern Log Car
Road Numbers UP 554375/554399

These 40’ modern log cars are black and run on Arch Bar trucks. Many logging railroads used wooden spine log cars in abundance, often home-built, to carry freshly cut timber to mills for processing. This body style is typical of the log cars used on standard gauge railroads across the United States.

#538 00 180...$21.80
#538 00 190...$21.80


MID-MONTH RELEASES

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Illinois Central Heavyweight 5-Pack
RPO, Baggage Car, 2 Coach Cars, Business Car

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders were taken for this in November 2018

#993 01 790...$149.95


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Union Pacific® 4-pack
50’ Auto Box Car, Double Side Doors & End Door
Road#161039, 161098, 161125, 161195

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders were taken for this in November 2018
*UP® is a registered trademark of the Union

#993 00 152…$99.95


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Civil War Era ‘Blue Line’ 4-pack
Three 26' Box Cars, One Flat Car

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*Pre-orders were taken for this in November 2018

#993 01 800...$89.95



CSX®
Road Numbers 8244/8250

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!

These SD40-2 powered locomotives are blue with yellow logo. Formerly a Baltimore & Ohio/Chessie locomotive, this SD40-2 was obtained by CSX and repainted in CSX colors in 1998. It received its YN3b paint in 2013. The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000 horsepower, turbocharged locomotive with electronic control systems built from 1972 to 1989 with nearly 4,000 units produced. It was the best-selling EMD locomotive in history.

#970 01 261...$215.95
#970 01 262...$215.95

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*Pre-orders were taken for these in June 2017

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Union Pacific® 4-Pack
40’ Flat Car with locomotive prime mover with generator load
Road#51120, 51127, 51131, 51135

AVAILABLE MID-MONTH!
*UP® is a registered trademark of the Union
*Pre-orders were taken for this in November 2018

#994 00 108…$79.95


NEW PRE-ORDERS


BNSF
61’ Bulkhead Flat Car w/pipe load
Road#545258, 545262, 545346, 545349

Accepting Pre-Orders through April 30th
COMING SEPTEMBER 2019

#993 00 157…$119.95


New 60’ Rib Side, Double Plug Door High-Cube

ALL-NEW 36" METAL WHEELS!
Accepting Pre-Orders thru May 31st
COMING SPRING 2020

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. Our model will feature fine mold detail and micro-fine printing, separate end ladders and brake rod detail, etched-metal brake platforms and painted underframe. The car will also have correct ride height with body-mounted couplers and all-new 36” metal wheels! Contact your dealer to order yours today!



TTX (vers. 1) 3-pack
#993 01 840...$119.95



TTX (vers. 2) 3-pack
#993 01 850...$119.95



CSX® 3-pack
#993 01 860...$119.95



Canadian National 3-pack
#993 01 870...$119.95



Chicago and North Western
(3) 83’ Lightweight Smoothside Coach Car
(1) Modernized Heavweight Business Car
Road#803, 807, 824, 403

Accepting Pre-Orders through April 30th
COMING SEPTEMBER 2019

#994 01 240…$119.95