Menu
Cart 0
20-97821

MTH 20-97821 - 4-Bay Hopper Car "Chessie"

MTH Electric Trains

  • 5846
  • Save $ 6.49


Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Chessie
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: Sep. 2015

Features:

  • 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:13 1/4" x 2 5/8" x 3"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Overview:

This car is likely the last hurrah of the bottom unloading coal hopper. Its prototype was built largely in the 1960s and '70s, just before the destinations for these cars - mainly utility power plants and harbor side shipping facilities - began switching to rotary unloading. While many of these cars survive in service today, newer coal cars are technically not hoppers at all. With trough-like bottoms and no hopper doors, they're actually high-sided gondolas designed solely for rotary unloading.


We Also Recommend