Athearn - ATH18758 PS 4740 Pillsbury Cov. Hoppers Cars, 3-Pk

MSRP: $92.98 Sale Price: $82.99
Athearn HO RTR PS 4740 Covered Hopper, TLDX/Pilsbury(3)

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MODEL FEATURES:

  • Fully assembled and ready for your layout
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Razor sharp painting and printing
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Roller bearing trucks with 36” machined metal wheels and RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Window packaging for easy viewing plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Replacement parts available
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

Pullman-Standard dominated the covered hopper car market beginning in the 1950s, thanks to the design success of their PS-2 series of covered hoppers. In 1967 the 4740 cubic foot capacity covered hoppers were the successor to the earlier 4427 cubic foot design. PS responded to increasing demand for efficiency by the railroads and shippers alike, carrying more per trip then the earlier covered hoppers. Designed to carry bulk commodities, such as grain, these cars roamed the rails of North America for decades, attesting to their utilitarian functionality. These cars can still be seen today in service.

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