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Removable coal load
Weighted and painted die-cast under frame
Flat ends unless noted
Roller bearing or Bettendorf trucks
Scale profile brake wheel
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
Accurately painted and printed
Highly detailed, injection molded body
Machined metal wheels
Screw mounted trucks
Body mounted McHenry knuckle couplers
Clear plastic jewel box for convenient storage
Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
Minimum radius: 9 ¾”
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
The development of the hopper car went along with the development of automated handling of such commodities, with automated loading and unloading facilities.
Open hopper cars are used for commodities such as coal, which can suffer exposure with less detrimental effect. Hopper cars have been used by railways worldwide whenever automated cargo handling has been desired.
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