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HO Scale Freight Car
100 Ton 45 Foot Triple Hopper

55179
55180

History:  Designed in 1960 by the N&W as the H-11 class which is an enlarged PRR H-39 70 ton hopper. In 1964, the size was increased to 12' 3" high, cubic feet increased to 3433 and weight capacity increased to 90-100 tons. Over 130,000 have been built. Three distinctive characteristics highlight this class of hopper: roping eye with integral end buffers; end slope sheets are at a steeper angle than the hopper sheets; 13 riveted side posts with the middle two panels wider than the rest. Other features include; Wine door locks and full height side ladder stiles. Pullman, Greenville Steel Car, and Trinity built similar cars. The cars were built by PRR, B&O, C&O, N&W and RDG. Bethlehem Steel and ACF supplied prefabricated kits to other railroads. The following used these hoppers: B&O, Blue Diamond Mining, BN, C&I, C&O, Conrail, Chessie System (B&O), Chessie System (C&O), Chessie System (WM), Chessie System (CSXT), Chessie System (CSX), Dayton Power & Light, D&H, D&RGW, Island Creek Coal, Intsel Corp, ITEL, LEF & C, L&N, LRWN, MKT, Missouri Public Service, MSDR, Norfolk Southern, N&W, NP, NS, P&LE, P&S, Potomic Electric Power Co, Penn Central, Penna Power & Light, PRR, PVAL, READING, Rock Island, Santa Fe, Seaboard, SLSF (Frisco), SOO, Southern Pacific, TWRY, UMP, UMPX, Union Pacific, Upper Marion & Plymouth and Western Maryland.

Kit Includes:  One piece plastic molded body, underframe, brake wheel, interior & slope sheet braces, brake wheel, air tank, brake cylinder, triple valve, X2f couplers, Roller Bearing Trucks with 36" wheels (RP-25 flanges) and car weights.  Made in USA.

Associated Equipment Available:  Add coal loads made by Blue Mountain to your hopper car rolling stock. Two loads are included in each package.

Ordering:  You can order any quantity. Different road numbers are available indicated by the following keys in the "Description": we have 3 road numbers available if the first letter is a plus sign [+] and we have 12 road numbers if the first letter is an asterisk [*] .

Listing of Available Models and Associated Car Numbers:  The list below identifies the cars and roadnames that are currently available.  Underlined part numbers have pictures available for you to see on-line by clicking on part number.  Please note that each production run of a roadname uses a new series of car numbers.  We do not re-use a previous numbering series for any subsequent production run.  Thus, we only can fill orders for the most current production run and associated numbering series.   Please refer to our list of 100 Ton 45 Foot Triple Hopper car numbers that have be used and the current numbers which are available.
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