New Paint Scheme! Offered in 2 road numbers.
This familiar hopper was an industry standard on many railroads since the 1930s. It was adopted by the AAR as a recommended design, but fell out of favor by the mid-1950s. While offering greater capacity over cars with conventional flat sides, the original open hoppers created corrosive interaction between acidic coal and the carís joints, leading to costly rebuilding programs.
- Separately-applied coal load, brake wheel and brakewheel platform
- Either flat end or arched end as appropriate for railroad
- Accurate painting and lettering
- Metal couplers and sprung die-cast trucks
- True scale dimensions with accurate details
- Weighted, detailed underframes
- 2-rail cars feature scale wheels and body mounted scale couplers
BOTH ROAD NUMBERS IN STOCK