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20-95159

MTH 20-95159 - Flat Car "Western Maryland" w/ 48' Trailer

MTH Electric Trains

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  • Save $ 7.49


Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Western Maryland
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Mar. 2016

Features:

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • (1) Removable 48' Trailer
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures:14 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Overview:

The trailer-on-flat-car, or TOFC, concept actually predates the trucking industry. For a brief period in the 1800s, Long Island farmers could ship their loaded wagons to market on a local railroad. The modern use of railroads to ship loaded trailers began on the Chicago Great Western Railroad (the "Corn Belt Route") in 1935 and became widespread in the 1950s under the leadership of a former GM executive named Eugene Ryan and early supporters that included the Pennsy, New Haven, Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Burlington, and Southern Pacific railroads.


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