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N 4-Bay Cylindrical Hopper, Government Canada

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N 4-Bay Cylindrical Hopper, Government Canada

Item No. BAC19184
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Overview

Canadian 4-Bay Cylindrical Grain Hopper GOVERNMENT OF CANADA - N Scale. First developed in the late 1960s, the Cylindrical Hopper was both unique in appearance and enjoyed better structural integrity than the available alternatives of the time. While the type saw modest success in the United States, it was their purchase by Canadian interests that led to their widespread use. Due to aging rolling stock with limited capacity, Canadian wheat farmers were experiencing supply-chain issues in getting their goods to market. To help rectify this, the Canadian Government purchased a whopping 13,000 cars between 1970 and 1990 for shared use between Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. While more were purchased by individual railroads, it was these government-sponsored cars that turned heads, thanks to their vibrant red, orange, and blue paint schemes, proudly advertising Canadian wheat and the provinces it was grown in. Despite their age, many of these cars remain in service today, and thanks to the sheer number produced, they can be spotted in both unit trains and on mixed freights across North America. With Bachmann's HO scale Canadian Cylindrical Hoppers, you can bring the vibrant colors of the iconic Canadian grain train to your HO scale railroad. Each Bachmann Grain Hopper car is fully assembled and features Highly Detailed Painted Bodies with Precision Graphics, Blackened Machined Metal Wheels with RP 25 Contours, Magnetically Operated E-Z Mate® Couplers, Non-magnetic Blackened Brass Axles with Needle-point Bearings, Celcon Trucks, and Added Weight for Optimum Tracking Performance.

Features

  • Silver Series® Rolling Stock – Fully Assembled
  • Highly Detailed Painted Bodies with Precision Graphics
  • Blackened Machined Metal Wheels with RP 25 Contours, Magnetically Operated E-Z Mate® Couplers
  • Non-magnetic Blackened Brass Axles with Needle-point Bearings, Celcon Trucks
  • Added Weight for Optimum Tracking Performance, N Scale 1:160