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4869: 50' Covered Hopper Cars

Prototype Information

Pullman Standard's PS-3 covered hoppers emerged in the early 60s. Aside from bulky braces, the big problem with Roco's otherwise acceptable model is the same old issue of having the same old solid-journal Bettendorf-type trucks they put on everything else, instead of roller bearing trucks. Also, someone forgot to include the road number on the UP unit.

Model Information

  • 4869 Holly Sugar
  • 4869/210 Union Pacific
  • 4869/280 Southern Pacific
  • 4869/310 Boston & Maine

Packaging

The cars were variously described as 50' or 47' on the inserts.

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