Pressure Slide "Whale Belly" Cement Hopper

   
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Pressure Slide "Whale Belly" Cement Hopper

$1,350.00
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  • Item number: #65298045
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  • Added: Aug 8 2019 5:16:55 PM EDT
  • Location: Manitoba, Canada
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In 1965, General American Transportation Corporation (GATX), designed a new-style covered hoppers called “Pressure-Slide” for the transporting of dry bulk material.  They provided only one compartment that was pneumatically discharged using an elaborate low pressure (50-80 p.s.i.) air ductwork system.  The unique shape of the tank quickly led to their nickname, “whale-belly hoppers.”  The 38’ 7” long cars had a capacity of 2,800 cubic feet (100-ton) of material.

The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q) purchased 50 of these cars from GAT Corp. in January 1967.  Classed LO-9, they were assigned road Nos. 84950 through 84999.  An unusual feature of these cars was the obvious omission of a Burlington Route herald from the paint scheme.  They were immediately placed in cement service over the whole system.

The CB&Q cars became Burlington Northern (BN) cars 495000 through 495049 in 1970 and were eventually repainted with black, stacked Burlington Northern lettering and a large BN logo.  After being removed from service on the BN some were sold to Dragon Cement, a northeastern cement company and are still in service with bold DRAGON lettering on their sides.

This car is made for Tom Bee trucks & couplers, (not included). Crating included, shipping is extra. The car is 17" wide by 68" long.
If you have a car in mind but can't find it anyway, you can request custom made cars. We do our best to make them as accurate as possible.

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Category: Live Steam/Diesel (rideable) > 7.x gauge Railroad > Railroad Cars

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