A Limited Edition Tangent Scale Models PS-4750 covered hopper car painted for freelance railroad Texas and Great Northern! Road Number Variant: TGN 215071.
The Texas and Great Northern Railroad is one of the two flagship railroads that make up the freelance “Meridian Speedway” network created by Christopher Palmieri. Combined with the freelance Natchez Trace and Orient Railroad, these two sister railroads (much like Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt) represent a traffic-rich Class I railroad.
The freelance storyline begins in 1972 with the ICG merger being the catalyst for the acquisition of the Meridian, MS to Shreveport, LA line segment. The development of this railroad required the acquisition of lines in Texas and Oklahoma to create a robust network. These lines were put together under the name Texas and Great Northern! These combined railroads provide a solid route from Mexico at Presidio/Ojinaga to the southeast via Birmingham.
This railroad secured a significant amount of east-west bridge traffic that alternately would have operated through Houston and New Orleans by offering a quicker route…without all of those draw bridges!
The pre-purchase price per car is $49.95! If any remain unsold upon delivery, the in-stock price will be $54.95 per car.