Retired
Athearn - Item No. ATH18786
5 out of 5 Customer Rating

HO RTR PS 4740 Covered Hopper, IC (3)

MODEL FEATURES: 

  • Fully assembled and ready for your layout
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • 36” solid nickel silver wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Multi-packs feature unique road numbers
  • Weighted for optimum performance
  • Razor sharp painting and printing
  • Multi-packs feature unique road numbers
  • Minimum radius: 18”

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

Pullman-Standard dominated the covered hopper car market beginning in the 1950s, thanks to the design success of their PS-2 series of covered hoppers. In 1967 the 4740 cubic foot capacity covered hoppers were the successor to the earlier 4427 cubic foot design. PS responded to increasing demand for efficiency by the railroads and shippers alike, carrying more per trip then the earlier covered hoppers. Designed to carry bulk commodities, such as grain, these cars roamed the rails of North America for decades, attesting to their utilitarian functionality. This car type can still be seen today in service.

Product Specs

Manufacturer #
797534187863
Scale
HO
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1941-1970, 1971-1990, 1991-2009, 2010-Present Day
Reporting Mark
IC