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40' GATX AIRSLIDE HOPPER

 

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.

Features Include:

  • 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
  • Minimum radius curve (2-rail): 24"
  • Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)
  • Scale 33" wheels and Kadee® compatible scale couplers (2-rail)

Four road numbers are available per road name, except for Diamond Sugar and Redpath Sugar, which have two.

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

6350

Undecorated

7350
3001050 Baltimore & Ohio* 3002050
3001051 Burlington 3002051
3001052 Milwaukee 3002052
3001053 Santa Fe 3002053
3001054 Western Pacific 3002054
3001055 Diamond Sugar 3002055
3001056 Redpath Sugar 3002056
*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Western Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

MSRP 3-rail: $59.95
MSRP 2-rail: $64.95

Estimated Delivery: February 2009

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