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         O 55 Ton Coal Hopper
New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

During World War I, the US railroads experienced a critical equipment shortage due to increased traffic needs. This 55 Ton Hopper Car was one of the body types designed by the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) to relieve this shortage. Built in 1918, 25,000 of these cars were primarily assigned to the great coal-hauling roads of the east and mid-west. The car design was very successful and later became one of the standard cars of the American Railway Association.

Features Include:
-Die-cast centerbeam and chassis
-Wire grab irons
-Die-cast stirrups
-Opening, sprung hopper doors
-Die-cast Andrews trucks
-Prototypical painting and lettering
-Die-cast articulated couplers with trainline detail (3-Rail)
-Scale die-cast couplers and 33" wheelsets (2-Rail)
-Minimum diameter curve (3-Rail): O-31
-Minimum radius (2-Rail) : 24"

Four road numbers are available per road name.

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3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

8450

Undecorated

9450
 

NEW ROAD NUMBERS!

 
8457 New York Central* 9457
8458 Pennsylvania 9458
 

NEW PAINT SCHEMES!

 
8464 Burlington 9464
8465 Jersey Central 9465
8466 Public Service 9466
*CSX licensed product

MSRP 3-rail: $52.95
MSRP 2-rail: $57.95

Estimated Delivery: July 2006

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