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BLU-66053 – 2-Bay Offset Side Hopper: Northern Pacific 3-Pack # 70624-70703 and 70885

MSRP: $74.85


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These ready-to-run cars feature: diecast slope sheet-hopper bay-center sill assembly; injection molded plastic sides, ends, and hopper doors; fully molded brake tank, valve and air lines;
slope sheet braces; separately molded vertical brake rod and lever assembly (a first on an N scale open hopper!); body mounted brake hose detail; coal load; body mounted magnetically
operating couplers; close coupling; friction bearing or roller bearing trucks as appropriate for each road name. All road names are produced in multiple road numbers.
70 ton 3-bay offset side hoppers first appeared in the late ’20s and by the late ’30s had become an AAR standard design with cars being delivered from a number of builders in large
quantities to railroads across the country. The last of these cars were delivered in the mid-’60s and many remained in service through the ’80s.
The AAR had a standard 70 ton rib side hopper as well, however New York Central made changes to the AAR design in 1956 and their variation became popular with more railroads than the AAR stock standard!
These cars were lower and shorter than later 90 and 100 ton cars but had more ribs (making for 14 full length panels.) Thirteen of the fifteen ribs were welded in place instead of riveted.
These cars were built by a number of builders from 1956 through the late 60s with many serving through the 1990s and perhaps beyond…
Click Here to go to the Pre-Orders page to see all of the road names we have in development.
The Offset Side car features the corner pleating design most commonly seen on the prototype.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 5 × 2 × 2 in


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