10% off on Athearn 2-Bay Covered Hoppers till they are gone!

July 20, 2010

We are offering 10% off on all in-stock Athearn 2-Bay Covered Hoppers!

Click on the hopper to get the coupon code now! This offer will be good till we can no longer get them!

More on the prototype:

For the first hundred years or so of railroad history, dry bulk items such as sand and cement were put into bags or boxes and loaded into boxcars for shipment. This process required considerable labor to load and unload. In the 20th century a new type of car, the covered hopper, was developed. As the name implies, these cars were essentially an open top hopper with a roof and hatches added for loading. At first they were just used for special commodities, while cement was still hauled in boxcars. This began to change dramatically in the late 1940’s as the railroads ordered more and more covered hoppers. By the 1970’s almost all dry bulk items from sand to grain to plastic pellets were shipped in covered hoppers.

One of the more important builders of covered hoppers was American Cr & Foundry (ACF). The first ACF covered hoppers were rib-side cars, like many others of the time. In the 1960’s ACF eliminated the supporting ribs and started building what they called the Center Flow(R) hopper with a smooth, rounded side. The cars were built at several ACF plants, but the Huntington, West Virginia plant built only Center Flow cars since their inception and was the primary builder.

The first 2-bay 100 ton 2970 Center Flow cars built at Huntington weree part of a 150 car order for Chicago & NorthWestern, under building lot 11-02475, with an “on track” date of August 19th, 1966. The largest batch was building lot 11-02493, 500 cars built for the Rock Island, on track May 8th, 1967.


More items added to our clearance pages!

February 25, 2010

Visit White Rose Hobbies to see them now!

ExactRail Evans box cars now only 19.99, 4427 covered hoppers most only 27.99. Gunderson gons under 15 bucks!

Walthers covered hoppers 25.99 and less.

Athearn 60′ Berwick boxcars only 16.99!

These cars won’t last long at these prices so pick them up while they last!

Exactrail Sale!

January 6, 2010

With the rate of new Exactrail cars coming out we need to make some room!

Click Here to visit the White Rose Hobbies Exactrail Sale Page!

BLMA N Scale TopGons on SALE!

October 27, 2009

We have lowered the price of all remaining N Scale TopGon coal cars to only $12.99 each! Start or add to your Norfolk Southern Coal train today! Ask us about loads for your TopGon cars too!



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