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20-97334

MTH 20-97334 - Ps-2CD High-Sided Hopper Car "Norfolk Southern"

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  • Road Name: Norfolk Southern
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: Jan. 2016
  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures:14" x 2 11/16" x 3 13/16"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Although covered hoppers had achieved widespread use by the 1950s, it wasn't until the following decade that they began to carry North America's grain harvest. Prior to themid-1960s, U.S. and Canadian farmers sent their wheat and other grains to market in 40' box cars. The crop was packed in sacks or in cars with disposable grain doors that covered most of the door opening and turned the car into a rolling grain bin. Either way, loading and unloading was labor-intensive and time-consuming.


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