MTH 20-93660 - 40' USRA Single Sheathed Box Car "Delaware & Hudson"
- Road Name: Delaware & Hudson
- Product Line: Premier
- Scale: O Scale
- Estimated Release: Feb. 2016
- Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
- Stamped Metal Floors
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
- Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
- Needle-Point Axles
- (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
- O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
- Detailed Brake Wheel
- Separate Metal Handrails
- Sliding Car Doors
- 1:48 Scale Dimensions
- Unit Measures:11 5/8" x 2 5/8" x 3 3/4"
- Operates On O-31 Curves
At midnight on Monday, December 31, 1917, the federal government took control of the U.S. railroad system. Acting under wartime powers granted to him by congress, President Woodrow Wilson had nationalized the railroads when they proved unequal to the task of moving massive amounts of men and materiel for the Great War in Europe. Although hostilities would end in 11 months, government control would last until 1920. The agency that ran the trains was the United States Railroad Administration, or USRA, and one of its chief accomplishments was the building of nearly 100,000 freight cars of five standard designs, to relieve equipment shortages.
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