This familiar hopper was an industry standard on many railroads since the 1930’s. It was adopted by the AAR as a recommended design, but fell out of favor by the mid-1950s. While offering greater capacity over cars with conventional flat sides, the original open hoppers created corrosive interaction between acidic coal and the car’s joints, leading to costly rebuilding programs.
True scale dimensions with accurate details
Weighted, detailed underframes
Equipped with AccuMate® Knuckle Couplers
Trucks equipped with free-rolling metal wheels
Accurate painting and lettering
Removable coal load