NEW BODY STYLE
Chesapeake & Ohio
70 ton ribside 3-Bay hoppers
Roadnumbers: C&O 101286 and C&O 101335
If there is no stock anymore we are not able to reorder it.
We are proud to announce this bright new addition to our Hopper Car Fleet! Not long after the 50-Ton, 2-Bay Hoppers were perfected, and with many Railroad improvements in trackage, springs, trucks, and couplers along with ever more powerful Steam Engines, the want for a bigger, more economical hopper to haul the burgeoning Coal Industry's product, led to the development of the 70-Ton Hopper. Many variations were tried between the early 1920s and to well after WWII, featuring a diverse number of ribs, and panels of assorted sizes. FT has chosen the popular and common 9-Panel type for a Z Scale version as it can be more easily adapted to the tiny lettering and data needed for this size. It's a 40' car, a swell Z size, no bigger than the smallest of the steel boxcars! It employs FT 's own trucks and knuckle couplers with the smaller housing, Will's metal wheelsets, and for a realistic touch, Hay Bros. Custom Loads! The second of this FT 5000 Series was painted for CHESAPEAKE & OHIO, always a popular Railroad Hobby Line! There will be a 4-pk. issued (2 X 2-pks.) with 4 unique reporting numbers.