Modern Rolling Stock Hoppers - Gondolas - Ore Cars MTH 30-75685 Boston & Maine 4-Bay Hopper with Coal Load

MTH 30-75685 Boston & Maine 4-Bay Hopper with Coal Load

MTH 30-75685 Boston & Maine 4-Bay Hopper with Coal Load
MTH 30-75685 Boston & Maine 4-Bay Hopper with Coal Load
Manf Stock # 30-75685
Condition New/Mint
Box Yes
SKU 19492
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
 
$39.95
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Description

Unlike equipment that carried a variety of loads, like boxcars, flatcars, and gondolas, this four-bay hopper was designed specifically for one cargo: bituminous coal. Its capacity matched the volume of coal that a pair of typical 70-ton freight trucks could carry. And its slope sheets ? the angled floors at either end of the car ? were set at precisely the angle at which coal would flow easily from its bottom doors. (Covered grain hoppers, for example, require much steeper slope sheets.)

The large four-bay car was ideal for delivery of bituminous coal to large industrial customers and railroads. In contrast, cleanerburning anthracite coal, shipped more commonly to small, local coal dealers who served the home heating market, often traveled in smaller two-bay hoppers.

Features:

  • O-Gauge, Traditional O-Scale
  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Near-Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures: 11 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/4
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

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