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  • Micro Trains Line 02544210 N Ex-Per Diem #3 SRN/ex-GRN 7199

Micro Trains Line 02544210 N Ex-Per Diem #3 SRN/ex-GRN 7199

SKU: 02544210
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02544210 N Ex-Per Diem #3 SRN/ex-GRN 7199

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This ex-Greenville and Northern Railway boxcar with Barber Roller Bearing trucks
was used for general service. It was later obtained by the Sabine River & Northern. SRN is a short line in Texas that primarily hauls pulpwood and finished paper products from mills and finishing plants. SRN has connections with both BNSF and Union Pacific.

In the 1970's, a surge of colorful boxcars could be seen all across the country as larger railroads leased more and more boxcars from shortline railroads. To encourage the return of the boxcars, shortline railroads could charge a per diem, or daily fee, until the cars were returned. Incentive Per Diem (IPD) boxcars were primarily 50' rib side boxcars with 10' sliding or plug doors or double sliding doors. Some of these cars can still be seen rolling the rails, under the ownership of new roads, and often heavily weathered and graffitied.