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Z Scale Full Throttle GN/BN 51' Cylindrical Hopper Set

Z Scale Full Throttle GN/BN 51' Cylindrical Hopper Set


 
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Z Scale Full Throttle GN/BN 51' Cylindrical Hopper Set

Both GN and BN experimented with Aluminum Grain Hoppers to cut costs on interstate shipping. Released before as separate offerings, they are now released as a pair with new reporting numbers as a Collector 2-pk.! Includes road numbers GN 71596 and BN 445056.

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.
The Burlington Northern Railroad was formed in 1970 from the merger of four large railroads, Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Spokane, Portland and Seattle, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. It serviced the Central US, most of the Midwestern States, and the Pacific Northwest. It purchased the ATSF in 1996 to become BNSF, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, one of the four major railroads in the USA!
These models were manufactured with great details by Bowser Mfg., painted to a slight sheen and equipped with the new Bowser Roller Bearing trucks featuring super-gliding blackened metal wheels, and knuckle couplers.
Prototype information from the manufacturer:
After WWII, American Car and Foundry (ACF) designed a tank-type "Center Flow" covered hopper car. Here was a "Freight Car for the Future," ready to transport sugar, cement, sand, salt, fertilizers, many types of grains, coke, starch, feeds, chemicals and plastics! Some Railroads of our Northwest Plains experimented with Aluminum bodies to cut down on costs of interstate grain shipping.
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.
The Burlington Northern Railroad was formed in 1970 from the merger of four large railroads, Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Spokane, Portland and Seattle, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. It serviced the Central US, most of the Midwestern States, and the Pacific Northwest. It purchased the ATSF in 1996 to become BNSF, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, one of the four major railroads in the USA!
Features
  • Stackable Collectors Case
  • Bowser Roller Bearing Trucks
  • Blackened Metal Wheels
  • Knuckle Couplers

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