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Athearn - Item No. ATH98495
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HO RTR 5-Bay Rapid Discharge Hopper ITGX Black (5)

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  • ELFX and GGPX are coal service cars. CBNS, HLMX, and ITGX are sugar beet service cars
  • ITGX Sugar beet service cars will include newly-developed etched upper extensions included in poly bag
  • Removable load
  • Highly detailed, injection-molded body
  • Separately applied brake wheel and wire grab irons on side ladders
  • Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism
  • Highly detailed, injection-molded body
  • Body-mounted, McHenry® scale double-shelf knuckle couplers
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Fully assembled and ready for your layout
  • Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Minimum radius: 18”


The unit train concept was pioneered by Ortner Freight Car Co. in 1960 as an effort to streamline bulk cargo unloading. Robert Ortner, developer of the rapid-discharge door system, targeted unloading a train of rapid discharge cars in 30 minutes to an hour. Previously this same task would take four hours or longer. Unit trains shuttle back and forth between mines and power plants eliminating dwell time in yards. The concept has become ubiquitous to the modern railroading scene.

Product Specs

Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
1971-1990, 1991-2009, 2010-Present Day
Reporting Mark
Sub Brand