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O 50 Ton War Emergency Hopper

 

With the onset of WWII, sheet steel became in short supply due to critical national defense applications. In 1942 the War Production Board authorized the design of seven standard freight cars that would utilize "composite" construction with wood replacing the sheet steel wherever feasible. Saving approximately 2 1/2 tons of steel when compared to all-steel construction, the war emergency hopper was one of the successful designs. Over 11,000 of these hoppers were constructed from 1942 through 1945 and many remained in service either in original form or rebuilt with steel sides, throughout the 1950's and 1960’s.

Features Include:
-3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O Adjust-A-Coupler®
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Unique construction in die-cast and ABS
-Full interior details
-Accurate trainline details and brake system details
-Separately-applied grab irons and ladders
-Sprung hopper doors
-Removable coal load
-50 ton Bettendorf die-cast sprung trucks
-Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)
-Die-cast scale couplers with internally sprung knuckles (2-rail)
-33” scale metal wheels (2-rail)
-Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-27
-Minimum radius curve (2-rail): 24”

Four road numbers are available per road name.

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

50 Ton War Emergency Hoppers

6420

Undecorated

7420
New Road Numbers!
6425 Santa Fe (Freight Car Red/White) 7425
6427 Central of Georgia (Black/White) (Cancelled) 7427
6428 Louisville & Nashville* (Freight Car Red/White) (Cancelled) 7428
6433 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Black/White) 7433
6434 Lehigh Valley (Freight Car Red/White) 7434
6442 Nickel Plate Road (Black/White) 7442
*CSX Licensed Product

MSRP 3-Rail: $62.95
MSRP 2-Rail: $67.95

Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2012

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