TRANSAMERICA Pyramid (brown) 40' Canvas/Open top Magnetic container. JTC# 402003 SOLD OUT
JTC# 402003 N Scale 1:160, Canvas/Open top Magnetic container with corrugated-sides. Has removable canvas top. FIRST TIME OFFERED in N Scale. Featured IBC(connecting pins), AND Magnets connecting system. Models come in packages of TWO, unless noted otherwise. The IBC pins Mate with JTC 40' HC containers with Magnets, JTC 20' containers with Magnets; Atlas 40 containers, and Walthers 40' container, And Future JTC 1:160 containers.
JTC 402003 - TRANSAMERICA ; Transamerica Leasing containers are known for their logo - the Transamerica Pyramid skyscraper, in San Francisco, which served as its headquarters for many years. These containers in various forms are known around the world.
In 1979 Transamerica entered the field of transportation-equipment leasing by acquiring Interway Corporation, which it renamed Transamerica Interway. You may have seen pictures of the 'T' hockey stick logo with ICS below, on containers (starting in 1980). That logo was in use by Transamerica between 1968–1989. In 1983 the building 'Pyramid' logo came into use, concurrently. Transamerica's leasing operations also received a major boost in 1994 with the acquisition of a British counterpart, Tiphook PLC. The acquisition strengthened Transamerica's position in the international transportation equipment leasing market, as well as making it number two in the industry worldwide. Tiphook containers retained their scheme.
In 1999 the Aegon group acquired Transamerica, and in 2004 Aegon sold the maritime container leasing business to TAL International Group, Inc.
Through-out the 1980's, 90's and into the 2000's, Transamerica containers were a common sight in the USA, Canada and around the world.