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         O 55 Ton Coal Hopper
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.

3-Rail Item#

Road Name

2-Rail Item#




New Road Numbers!

8452 Lackawanna 9452

New Paint Schemes!

8476 Baltimore & Ohio* 9476
8477 Cincinnati Northern* 9477
8478 Clinchfield* 9478
8479 Michigan Central* 9479
8480 T&OC (NYC)* 9480
*CSX licensed product

MSRP 3-rail: $57.95
MSRP 2-rail: $62.95

Estimated Delivery: July 2008

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