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


3-Rail Item#

Road Name

2-Rail Item#




New Road Numbers!

8490 Montour 9490
8493 Montour #15246 & Montour #17144 9493

New Paint Schemes!

8488 Data Only (Red) 9488
8494 CCC&St.L (NYC) 9494
8496 Ford 9496
8497 Missouri Pacific 9497
8498 PMcK&Y (NYC) 9498
8499 Westmoreland Coal Co. 9499
*CSX licensed product

MSRP 3-Rail: $62.95
MSRP 2-Pack 3-Rail: $125.90
MSRP 2-Rail: $67.50
MSRP 2-Pack 2-Rail: $135.90

Estimated Delivery: November 2010

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