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PRR H-21a 4-Bay Hopper




History:  From 1911 thru 1917, 70 ton H21a "quad" hoppers were introduced for coal service. During 1922 and 1923 all early H21 hoppers were converted to H21a's by replacing the 50 ton trucks with 70 ton trucks equipping them for coal service and bringing the total to 36,000 H21a hopper cars. The original 1909 thru 1930 quad hoppers were built with the "old style" double door hopper. During the 1930's and early 1940's all old style double-door hoppers were replaced with the "saw tooth" hopper, increasing capacity by 39 to 40 cubic feet making them easier to maintain.

The history of the Pennsylvania Railroad rolling stock lettering is as follows:
January, 1930 Circle Keystone Lettering was applied.
June, 1954 Shadow Keystone lettering was applied.
July, 1956 Plain Keystone (black car) was applied.
Early 1960's PRR Initials started.

Our cars are Ready-To-Run, with crown trucks and rapido couplers. They will accept MicroTrains #1015-1body mounted couplers (not included, use the MT screw and file the head a little). Plastic body, trucks and couplers.

Micro Trains truck and coupler conversions: H-21a 4-Bay Hopper - use body mount coupler #1015-1. Screw holes are cast in the car frame.


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 H21a Hopper car numbers that have be used and the current numbers which are available.


Part #DescriptionPrice
1-37401  N H21A PRR Circle Keystone * n.a.
1-37402  N H21A PRR Cir Key Coal Goes To War * n.a.
1-37403  N H21A PRR Shadow Keystone * n.a.
1-37404  N H21A PRR Early Lettering * n.a.
1-37405  N H21A Pennsylvania * n.a.
1-37406  N H21A PRR Block Lettering * n.a.
1-37407  N H21A Hopper Penn Central * n.a.
1-37408  N H21A Penn Central * n.a.
1-37409  N H21A Virginian * n.a.
1-37410  N H-21a N&W * n.a.

70 Ton 4 Bay Hoppers - Only 1 Road number is available for each of these cars:


Part #DescriptionPrice
1-37421  70ton Hopper Western Maryland * n.a.
1-37422  70ton Hopper Erie Lack * n.a.
1-37423  70ton Hopper Reading * n.a.
1-37424  70ton Hopper New Haven * n.a.
1-37427  70ton Hopper C & EI * n.a.
1-37428  70ton Hopper Rio Grande * n.a.
1-37429  70ton Hopper Clinchfield * n.a.
1-37430  70ton Hopper L&N * n.a.


Other photos of the model:
Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5


N-Scale PRR Crown Trucks with Rapido-Style coupler are available separately.


Part #DescriptionPrice
1~33002  N PRR Caboose Trucks- Pair * n.a.
1-33006  Crown Trucks Pair * n.a.
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