70 Ton Covered Hopper
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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.
-True 1/4" dimensions and
-Open triangular or closed side panels as appropriate per road name
-Operating hatch locking mechanism
-All metal grab irons and stirrups
-Accurate painting and lettering
-Minimum Diameter Curve (3-Rail): O-36
-Minimum Radius Curve (2-Rail): 24"
Four Road Numbers are available per
Road Name, except for Chessie System and International Minerals & Chemicals which have two.
||Undecorated (open side)
||Burlington Northern (Gray/Black)
||Central Silica (Yellow/Green)
||Delaware & Hudson (Gray/Black)
||Rock Island (ROCK) (Blue/White/Black)