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70 Ton Covered Hopper

Introduced by American Car & Foundry (ACF) in the mid-1930s, the 70 Ton Covered Hopper, with 1958 cu.ft. capacity, offered an improved design for the transport of dry bulk goods. The car proved to be widely popular and could be found on most major rail lines. Thousands of cars were built, not only by ACF, but by the other major builders as well. The cars led very productive service lives  until the 1970s, and some may still be found in maintenance-of-way on-line service.

Features Include:
-True 1/4" dimensions and details
-Open triangular or closed side panels as appropriate per road name
-Die-cast chassis
-Operating hatch locking mechanism
-All metal grab irons and stirrups
-Accurate painting and lettering
-Minimum Curve 3-Rail: O-36
-Minimum Curve 2-Rail: 24"

Four road numbers are available per road name except for Boraxo, which has two.

3-RAIL
ITEM#'s

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#'s

8350

Undecorated (Open side)

9350
8351 Undecorated (Closed side) 9351
8352 Erie 9352
8353 Great Northern 9353
8354 Lehigh & New England 9354
8355 Nickel Plate Road 9355
8356 Southern Pacific 9356
8357 Boraxo 9357
MSRP 3-rail: $59.95
MSRP 2-rail: $62.95

Estimated Delivery: June 2004

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