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Full Throttle Z Scale Great Northern Wood Chip Cars FT3408

Full Throttle Z Scale Great Northern  Wood Chip Cars FT3408


 
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Product Code: FT3408

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Full Throttle Z Scale Great Northern Wood Chip Cars FT3408
Two car set, road numbers GN 72005 and GN 72008 . Great Northern Railway was a colorful transcontinental Rail Line (1857-1970) which ran from Chicago northward along the USA/Canada border, serving both nations, and to Washington, Oregon and California on our West Coast. It's famous herald was of a mountain goat within a circle. It eventually merged with NP, CB&Q, and SP&S to form the Burlington Northern Railroad until 1996 when the BN merged with ATSF to become BNSF.

When helpful and profitable uses for woodchips were realized after mid-century, and they transcended being "trash," there was a scramble to figure out a way to transport them via the railroads. Old hopper cars, both ribbed and offset were pressed into service. The addition of "extended tops" made the transport of the lighter-than-coal chiploads effective and productive. All manner of tops were conceived, from wood planking and braced ply-boards to welded steel sheeting and scrap siding. This new woodchip hopper represents the use of older refurbished offset hoppers with a welded sheet-steel extension.



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