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WalthersMainline HO scale 40-foot boxcar

A ubiquitous freight car that rode America’s rails from one World War to another, the 40-foot double-sheathed wood boxcar developed by the United States Railroad Administration (USRA), is the latest HO scale offering from WalthersMainline. A war baby. The United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was formed in 1917 to nationalize the nation’s railroads, which were overwhelmed by the task of moving war materiel, fuel, food, troops, and more to Eastern ports for World War I. To addr...

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