NUMBERS & NEW PAINT SCHEMES!
With the onset of WWII, sheet steel
became in short supply due to critical national defense applications. In
1942 the War Production Board authorized the design of seven standard
freight cars that would utilize "composite" construction with wood replacing
the sheet steel wherever feasible. Saving approximately 2 1/2 tons of steel
when compared to all-steel construction, the war emergency hopper was one of
the successful designs. Over 11,000 of these hoppers were constructed from
1942 through 1945 and many remained in service either in original form or
rebuilt with steel sides, throughout the 1950's and 1960’s.
Unique construction in die-cast and
Four road numbers are available per road name.
|MSRP 3-rail: $49.95
MSRP 2-rail: $52.95
Estimated Delivery: June 2003