Dear N Scale Customers:
Micro Trains is about to send us the Special Run of Union Pacific (Ex Golden West Service) 3 Bay ACF Repaints. We just received the first images. They are below, they have been produced to look weathered and dirty to fit in with the other Union Pacific weathered and filthy cars we have done in the past. They should be here next week, Enjoy
PWRS Exclusive Micro-Trains
ex-Golden West Services (GWS)
Union Pacific (SP/SSW) 'Building America' 4-pack
3-Bay ACF Center Flow Covered Hopper, w/Elongated Hatches
Pacific Western Rail Systems is pleased to announce our PWRS Exclusive Micro-Trains N Scale ex-GWS Union Pacific (SP/SSW) 'Building America' 4-Pack.
These 4600 cu.ft. 3 Bay Centerflow Covered Hoppers are painted blue w/paint-out markings, white lettering, and will feature light/moderate to heavy rust & weathering to simulate a real world appearance. Two of the cars will be lettered with SP (Southern Pacific) roadmarks, and two will be lettered with SSW (St. Louis Southwestern) roadmarks. All cars will have reflectors. Gravity fed, these hoppers are 100 tons, measure 55' 5" long, and run on Barber Roller Bearing trucks.
As with all PWRS Exclusive Micro-Trains products, these are limited run products that will never be produced again.
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The Union Pacific, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans. The Union Pacific Railroad system is the second largest in the United States after BNSF Railway and it is one of the world's largest transportation companies.
The Union Pacific legacy began in 1862 with the original company, called the Union Pacific Rail Road, which was part of the First Transcontinental Railroad project, later known as the Overland Route. Two more Union Pacific railroads were formed after that, the Union Pacific Railway (the second company) which absorbed the original company in 1880 and the Union Pacific "Railroad" (the third company) which absorbed the Union Pacific Railway in 1897-1898.
The current Union Pacific Railroad, the fourth incarnation, began in 1969 as the Southern Pacific Transportation Company (SP, SPTC or SPTCo), the last incarnation of the Southern Pacific railroad; the Southern Pacific Transportation Company became the fourth incarnation of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1998 with the Union Pacific-Southern Pacific merger which included SP's smaller railroads, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, the St. Louis Southwestern Railway and the SPCSL Corporation.
Union Pacific Corporation, acquired other western railroads over the years such as the Missouri Pacific Railroad, the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company, the Western Pacific Railroad and the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad and all became part of the Union Pacific system, growing the Union Pacific system.
Union Pacific's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.
Reservations Due By: May 31, 2018
Expected October 2018
Micro-Trains - N Scale - 3 Bay ACF Center Flow Covered Hopper, w/Elongated Hatches - ex-GWS Union Pacific (SP/SSW) 'Building America' 4 Pack - blue, paint-out markings, white lettering, rust, weathering - (PWRS Exclusive) Not Available Through Micro-Train - Expected Release Date: 2018-10-01