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40' GATX AIRSLIDE HOPPER

Each Airslide Hopper includes:

  • True 1/4" scale dimensions and details
  • Realistic see-through roof walks and brake wheel platform
  • Separately-applied grab irons and brake line details
  • Sprung die-cast 70-ton roller-bearing or Bettendorf trucks (depending on the road name)
  • Opening hatches
  • Minimum diameter curve (3-rail) O-27
  • Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)
  • Scale 33" wheels and Kadee(r) compatible scale couplers (2-rail)

Prototype Information:

The airslide covered hopper was introduced by General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) in 1953. Approx. 5000 of the 2600 cu. ft. cars were built between that year and 1969.

The airslide is primarily designed for the bulk shipment of dry, granular or powdered commodities. The design of that car is such that it can be loaded and unloaded quickly and with little spillage through the use of air pressure.

The most common commodities carried include: flour, sugar, starch, plastic pellets, cement, powdered chemicals and carbon black.

Four road numbers are available per road name except for Brach's which will have two road numbers per road name. Decoration for the Brach's car is road number specific.

3-RAIL
ITEM#'s

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#'s

6350

Undecorated

7350
6357 CSX 7357
6358 Pennsylvania 7358
6359 Union Pacific 7359
6360-1

Brach's Candies

7360-1
6360-2 Brach's 7360-2
MSRP 3-rail: $49.95
MSRP 2-rail: $52.95

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