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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, except for Data Only and the Limited Edition road names which have..

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3-Rail Item#

Road Name

2-Rail Item#

8450

Undecorated

9450
 

New Road Numbers!

 
8466 Public Service 9466
 

New Paint Schemes!

 
8488 Data Only 9488
8489 Louisville & Nashville* 9489
8490 Montour 9490
8491 New Haven 9491
8492 Peabody Short Line 9492
 

Limited Edition 2-Pack

 
8493 Montour #15041 & Montour #17394 9493
*CSX licensed product

MSRP 3-Rail: $62.95
MSRP 2-Pack 3-Rail: $125.90
MSRP 2-Rail: $67.95
MSRP 2-Pack 2-Rail: $135.90

Estimated Delivery: September 2009

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