Model - Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Open Wagon

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An O scale open wagon painted red with a black underframe. The model is a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad open wagon (also known as a gondola). The model has two bogies, is metal in appearance, and has a steel with rivets appearance for the deck. The model has Kadee couplers.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways model Wagon
H55 x W285 x D70mm
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CB&Q \ CAPACITY 140000 \ LOAD LIMIT 170700 \ LIGHT WT. 39300 \ Burlington \ NEW 7-36 \ Burlington \ Route
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
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