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Circa 1970's/'80's
Ubiquitous... they're everywhere.

These are seen everywhere, in dozens of roadnames and paint (and repaint) schemes.
A few model manufacturers have come out with them, most notably Athearn RTR & Walthers Mainline (ExactRail had a Trinity plugdoor).
They're available singly, and if you look hard enough, in 3-packs. Price varies between the two brands around $32 ea., but I always see the Walthers priced a little less.

Both are great rollers. The Athearns are more completely detailed, with separate grabs & lift bars, and superb underbody rigging. I'm finding that most Athearn RTR's are sloppy wobblers, due to poorly seated truck screws... an easy fix.

For my money, the Walthers' are the way to go simply for the ProtoMax couplers. The Athearn McHenry's are all but useless.
I've seen Walthers 3-packs priced as low as $78. For the extra bucks though, the Athearns are better detailed.
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BTW, Atlas also offers their version...
It's quite well detailed, and is priced somewhat higher.
 
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