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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, except for Data Only and the Limited Edition road names which have one.

 

3-Rail Item#

Road Name

2-Rail Item#

3005800

Undecorated

3006800
 

New Paint Schemes!

 
3005801 C&O 3006801
3005802 O&W 3006802
3005803 Pennsylvania Lines 3006803
3005804 Southern Pacific 3006804
3005805 Wabash 3006805
*CSX licensed product
Products bearing Southern Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company. 

MSRP 3-Rail: $71.95
MSRP 2-Rail: $76.95

Arrival Date: February 20, 2015

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