On the N&W, hopper cars were the most common type of freight cars on the roster - about a 4-to-1 ratio of hopper cars over all other cars combined. The H2a 3-Bay Hopper was the most common type, and was numbered from 15,500 - 25,499; 26,000 - 26,999; 28,500 - 29,999; and 31,000 - 31,999. That is one impressive class! N&W also leased these hopper cars to PRR and B&O where they were painted in their respective schemes.
In this production run, we are offering models of three N&W paint schemes, one PRR scheme, and one B&O scheme. We are also building models of H2a cars painted in the liveries of four other major railroads who owned similar cars, and we have built four fantasy models that will add fun to your layout.
The hopper car models come completely assembled and decorated. Each 2-pack contains two distinctive cars with different road numbers.
Industry-leading Model Features:
Plastic (ABS) body with ABS chassis
Metal wheels and axles milled for Ultra-Smooth Friction-Free movement
Removable Coal Load
Operating Knuckle Couplers
Will Operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 rail
Minimum Operating Radius: 9 inches.