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Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and we must now note that these ARE NOT TOYS, AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 14. These products are Model Railroad Equipment and Accessories intended for use by adults.
33' Offset-Side 2-Bay Heap Shield Hoppers
33' 2-Bay Heap Shield Hoppers Feature:
• Fine Printing
• Fine Injection Details
• Sold & Packaged as 2-Packs
• Realistic Loads by Hay Brothers
• Crystal Clear Plastic, Stackable Cases
• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
These Heap Shield Hoppers are based on prototypes created by Railroads around the early-20th Century. Because of the time and hand-work involved with the production of these Heap Shield Hoppers there will be very limited quantities!
A new body style, the 3600 Series! Heap Shields were an adjunct for smaller open hopper car ends, used to prevent spillage/waste from piled coal loads at stops and starts in mountainous areas or while hauling as fast freight. An economic asset, these peaked finials, conceived in the 19th century, found many USA Rail Lines, some exclusively, employing their use from the 1930's onward. Usually in an arched or angled form, during the mid 1940's an opening notch was often cut out to make access from end ladders into the car interior more accessible. This additional practice was popular and remained until 100-ton plus hoppers riding on double axle trucks made the Shield supplement moot.
NYC &St. L   •   Nickel Plate Road
#FT-3602   NKP   2-Pack
• 33' 2-Bay Offset-Side Heap Shield Hoppers
  $50.00 retail ea. • $50.00
Set #1: Road #NKP 33028, #33059 • August 2022
Set #1

• Full Throttle's Bowser Buckler Trucks
• Blackened Metal wheels
• Knuckle Couplers
The New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (NKP), abbreviated NYC&St.L, was a railroad that operated in the mid-central USA, having extensive networks through Ohio and Indiana. It's nickname, Nickel Plate Road, was adopted during the 1880's due to it's "glittering" prospects and substantial financial backing which had many Ohio cities vying for the rail line to pass through them. The railroad served a large area, including trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Illinois. Its primary connections included Buffalo/New York, Chicago/Illinois, Cleveland/Ohio, Indianapolis/Indiana, St. Louis/Missouri, and Toledo/Ohio. The Nickel Plate Railroad was constructed in 1881 along the South Shore of the Great Lakes connecting Buffalo/New York and Chicago/Illinois. In 1964, the Nickel Plate Road and several other mid-western carriers were merged into the larger Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W), to form a more competitive and successful system serving 14 US States and the Canadian province of Ontario on more than 7,000 miles of railroad. The profitable N&W was itself combined with the Southern Railway, another profitable carrier, to form Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) in 1982.
Need specific load styles to suit your layout?     Hay Brothers produces many different and very realistic styles available separately.
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