MTH Premier 20-97841 MTHRRC Norfolk Southern NS 4-Bay Hopper Car w/Coal Load SZ
MTH Railroader Club MTHRRC 2016 exclusive
Norfolk Southern Yellow-- 50th anniversary "Pier 6"
*****Based on a real car! See image! *****
Goes well with the yellow nose engine!
This car is likely the last hurrah of the bottom unloading coal hopper. Its prototype was built largely in the 1960s and '70s, just before the destinations for these cars - mainly utility power plants and harbor side shipping facilities - began switching to rotary unloading. While many of these cars survive in service today, newer coal cars are technically not hoppers at all. With trough-like bottoms and no hopper doors, they're actually high-sided gondolas designed solely for rotary unloading.
- Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
- Die-Cast Sprung Trucks
- Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
- Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
- 1:48 Scale Dimensions