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33' Twin Bay Offset Side Hopper
Prototypical Features:
• Accurate printing and paint schemes you have
    come to expect from Micro-Trains®
• Simulated Load
• Fine Details
• Truck Mounted Couplers
• Magne-Matic Knuckle Couplers
• Detailed brake wheel applied separately
• Nicely Weighted
• Jewel Case
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
#MTL-533 00 011   ATSF
  • Released March 2012
  $18.60 retail ea.
#180808

#533 00 011
#180874

#533 00 012
These 33’ smooth side twin bay open hoppers with offset sides and coal loads are painted brown with black-and-white ‘Circle /Cross’ heralds with white lettering. They were built in March 1941 by General American Transportation Corp. and run on Bettendorf trucks. To satisfy America’s industrial hunger for coal, the economical offset-side design was adapted for greater capacity.
Baltimore & Ohio
#MTL-533 00 021   Baltimore & Ohio
  • Released March 2012
  $17.80 retail ea.
#727044

#533 00 021
#727046

#533 00 022
Painted black with white herald and lettering; built sometime in the period 1956-57 and run on Bettendorf trucks. Part of class N-44, this series 727000-730299 was built by the B&O in 1956-1957 and 1959-1960, for a total of 3300 cars. This series of hoppers was among 1000s of builds and rebuilds included in the new B&O assembly line at Du Bois in 1957. By 1970 there were 3100 on the revenue roster and by 1980 twenty-five hoppers remained.
Canadian Pacific
#MTL-533 00 031   Canadian Pacific
  • Released May 2012
  $17.80 retail ea.
#533 00 031

#CP 354025
#533 00 032

#CP 354037
These 33’ twin bay hoppers were from a 900 car series, 354000-354899. They were built by National Steel Car Corporation and delivered to the Canadian Pacific in January 1936. They were painted black and stenciled in white block letters. On some hoppers, the block letters were replaced with the script style letters in the 1960s. This series of hoppers was in service through the late 1970s.
Great Northern
#MTL-533 00 041   Great Northern
  • Released June 2012
  $18.60 retail ea.
#73237

#533 00 041
#73363

#533 00 042
In 1931, the Standard Steel Car Co. built 500 all-steel hopper cars for the Great Northern, painted light box car red. These two hopper paint schemes are within the same road series and were seen in service together. Repairs and repainting at different times over the years account for variations. The GN used hoppers in revenue loading of coal, manganese and zinc concentrates, iron ore, bauxite, sand gravel, crushed rock and sugar beets.
Illinois Central Gulf
#MTL-533 00 050   Illinois Central Gulf
  • Released October 2012
  $22.60 retail ea.
#ICG 322200

#533 00 050
Black w/ orange herald, white reporting mark, and logo. Built 3/48, serviced in 4/74 on Bettendorf trucks. The Illinois Central Railroad was chartered in 1851 to build a railroad from Cairo, IL, to Galena, IL. In 1972, the Illinois Central merged with the parallel Gulf Mobile & Ohio to form ICG. By 1990 the road was a trimmed and rationalized ‘Chicago-to-Gulf’ railroad, returned to ownership by individual shareholders, and operational management by a team of serious-minded railroad people. The name Illinois Central Railroad was restored.
United States Air Force
#MTL-533 00 080   US Air Force
  • Released March 2014
  $19.70 retail ea.
#533 00 080

#DAFX 55175
This 33’ twin bay hopper with offset sides is painted blue with white logos and lettering. It was built in October 1950 and runs on Roller Bearing trucks. The reporting mark DAFX for U.S. Air Force (USNX for Navy) signifies this car as not intended for use on commercial trackage for interchange service.
Missouri Pacific
#MTL-533 00 091   Missouri Pacific
  • Released September 2014
  $20.50 retail ea.
#533 00 091

#MP 58731
#533 00 092

#MP 58850
These 33’ twin bay hoppers with offset sides are painted black with white lettering and run on Roller Bearing trucks. 1948 MoPac began to apply the “Route of the Eagles slogan to the sides of the hoppers being built out of the DeSoto shops. It became standardized by 1949. The application of the slogan to all new freight equipment was the standard scheme until being discontinued by the late 1960’s.
Baltimore & Ohio / Chessie
#MTL-533 00 111   B&O / Chessie
  • Released April 2015
  $23.85 retail ea.
#533 00 111

#B&O 234920
#533 00 112

#B&O 234915
These 33’ twin bay hoppers with offset sides are black with yellow lettering and run on Bettendorf trucks. Built in 1948 as part of series 234000 - 235999, these cars received repairs and new bodies at Raceland in 1963-64.
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