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Deluxe Innovations N Scale Products Shipped in January 2007
3190 Alianca 20' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #3190 $13.85

Alianca is the largest shipping line from Brazil. They have a fleet of more than 28,000 containers and service every populated continent. Alianca is affiliated with Hamburg Sud and these containers can often be seen in land-bridge trains from that carrier. They also ride the rails while originating or terminating loads in the U.S. and Canada.

3220 Bridgehead 20' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #3220 $9.95

Bridgehead Container Services Ltd was established in Liverpool, England and is one of the oldest container lessors, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2007. Their fleet of containers is over 50,000 TEU, including 20' corrugated and 40' hi-cube containers.

6110 Seaco 45' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #6110 $12.45

SeaContainers is an American owned, Bermuda-based container leasing company. In 1998, Seaco formed a joint venture with GE Capital to administer their combined lease container fleets. GE Seaco (as the joint venture is known) is headquartered in London. Seaco does maintain a separate fleet of containers for leasing in regions where the combined GE Seaco does not do business. Seaco was one of the first to roster 45's.

5320 APL (Silver) 40' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #5320 $11.25

American President Lines is best known to maritime fans for its fleet of ships named for American presidents and to rail fans for pioneering the "land bridge" double stack train. Following the downfall of competitor United States Lines, APL acquired a significant portion of their 40' corrugated dry box fleet. These silver containers were relabled for APL and pressed into service.

5260 Linea Mexicana 40' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #5260 $10.25

Linea Mexicana started as the shipping arm of Groupo TMM durning 1960. In 1999, Linea Mexicana was combined with TMG and Tecomar under the TMM Lines name, which in turn was combined with Lykes (and subsidiary Ivaran) under the name Americana which was jointly owned by CP Ships and Groupo TMM. Groupo TMM since sold their half to CP Ships which itself is being sold to Hapag-Lloyd. Confusing, isn't it?

5300 NYK (Green) 40' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #5300 $12.15

Nippon Yusen Kaisha, or NYK Line, began to containerize in 1969 and by 1985 they were booking space on double stack trains across America. NYK's green 40' dry boxes were restricted to trade between North America and Japan only.

5310 Seatrain 40' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #5310 $9.95

Seatrain Lines began by hauling rail cars to Havana, Cuba. In 1953, operations to Cuba ended and Seatrain became a coastal carrier. In 1956, The first container ship, a converted T-2 tanker named "Ideal-X", departed from Newark, New Jersey to Houston, Texas with 58 containers. In 1967, they stopped hauling rail cars and converted to only containers. Through the 70's and into the 80's, Seatrain containers were a common sight on flat cars. This group of 40' corrugated dry boxes was leased from Interpool.

5350 Italia Line 40' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #5350 $10.25

Italia Line's origins date back to the first half of the 19th century with the founding of two steamship companies that merged in 1881. Throughout the early 20th century Italia became well known for its extensive passenger services, but after the decline in demand for passenger travel in the 1970s, it focused mainly on cargo transport. Italia Line was affiliated with CP Ships in later years and is now part of the Hapag Lloyd family.

13040 NACS 53' Corrugated Container 2-Pack #13040 $12.55

North American Container System is a pool of domestic containers shared between its member railroads, BNSF, Canadian National, CSX, Kansas City Southern, and Conrail. Presumably, CSX took Conrail's share when Big Blue was split between CSX and Norfolk Southern. Though many NACS containers formerly carried the flags of the members, these 53 footers were delivered new to NACS.

8270 NACS (ex-Genstar) 48' Container 2-Pack #8270 $13.75

North American Container System aquired this group of 48' containers from Genstar (part of General Electric). As is the case with most NACS second hand aquisitions, no attempt was made to repaint them. They just add the NACS logo and send them on their way. One of the two presented here had it's GENSTAR vinyl lettering ripped off, leaving only the adhesive residue behind to collect dirt.

25010 Cronos 20' TankTainer 2-Pack #25010 $19.35

U.K.-based container leasing giant Cronos has a number of these 20' tanktainers. Because of the high density of most liquid commodities, the vast majority of tanktainers are 20' long. Eagle-eyed readers will notice that this is the same container made available in kit form by American Limited, and in fact it is. American Limited is molding the parts and DeLuxe is doing the painting, lettering and assembly to make these tanktainers available ready to run.

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