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Uncataloged Premier O Scale 100 Ton Hopper Cars Announced

January 13, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive Premier O Scale 100 Ton Hopper Car production in two distinct liveries for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer E-Z Catch Train Shop of Staten Island, New York. Each hopper will be offered in two different car numbers and available in very limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in April 2022.

Item No. 20-99062 Alaska 100 Ton Hopper Car
Car No. 14100
Pre-Order Price: $79.95 (plus freight)

Item No. 20-99063 Alaska 100 Ton Hopper Car
Car No. 14101
Pre-Order Price: $79.95 (plus freight)

Item No. 20-99066 Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo 100 Ton Hopper Car
Car No. 1502
Pre-Order Price: $79.95 (plus freight)

Item No. 20-99067 Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo 100 Ton Hopper Car
Car No. 1533
Pre-Order Price: $79.95 (plus freight)

ABOUT THE PREMIER 100 TON HOPPER

Once relatively unusual, covered hoppers are one of modern railroading’s most common cars, transporting bulk commodities from grain to cement and a variety of powdered and granular products such as raw plastic pellets. The modern cylindrical covered hopper was pioneered by American Car and Foundry in 1961. Up to that time, the typically covered hopper was basically a coal hopper with a roof. Like most freight cars, covered hoppers had a center sill that ran down the middle, and unloading doors were placed on either side of the sill. Some of the load would invariably cake on the center sill, and cars would have to be vibrated to loosen the product and fully empty the car.

ACF’s innovation was the Center Flow design. The frame members were moved to the outside of the car, the hopper body was made cylindrical, and the unloading doors were moved to the centerline of the car, at the bottom of the cylinder. The result was a car that unloaded more completely with less work and had a larger load capacity as well.

Our model is based on the Government of Canada hoppers constructed in Canada by several car builders in the late 1970s and early 1980s and still in service today. A government Web site explains the story behind the cars: "There are approximately 12,100 railway hopper cars in the Government of Canada fleet, which form the core of rolling stock used by the Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to move western grain. These cars are provided at no cost to the railways for the transportation of grain from the Prairies to the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and Churchill, Manitoba, for export, or to Thunder Bay and Armstrong, Ontario, for domestic or export purposes. The railways have day-to-day control of the cars and allocate them to grain shippers on a commercial basis. The Government of Canada receives annual alternate-use revenues from the railways when the cars are not used in regulated grain service."

ORDER DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL OR PHONE FROM:

E-Z Catch Train Shop
5 Tysen Street
Staten Island, New York 10301
718-727-7373 - Ask for Pat

www.e-zcatch.com
e-zcatch@verizon.net

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Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


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Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.




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