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Louisville & Nashville mail car model

Description:

The prototype for this model train car is a Louisville & Nashville Railroad Railway Post Office (RPO) car. This model train is an HO-scale model, which stands for Half-O gauge. Each HO-scale model is 1/87th of the full-size prototype.

A surviving example of a Louisville & Nashville Railroad RPO car is car #1100, currently on exhibit at the Steamtown National Historic Site at Scranton, Pennsylvania. The builder was American Car and Foundry Company in 1914. It is an example of a first-generation steel-body RPO car.

Date:
1914-1957
Markings:
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE
Medium:
wood; metal
Dimensions:
1.75 x 1.25 x 9.25 in. (4.445 x 3.175 x 23.495 cm)
Museum ID:
0.234863.135
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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