4-Bay Hopper Car - Norfolk Southern (First Responders)
One Gauge / G Scale
WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED MTH DEALER. THIS ITEM IS BRAND NEW, NEVER OUT OF THE BOX. COMES WITH FULL MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY.
This product is compatible with all G Gauge track systems including those systems offered by LGB and Piko and Artisto Craft.
This car is likely the last hurrah of the bottom unloading coal hopper. Its prototype was built largely in the 1960s and '70s, just before the destinations for these cars - mainly utility power plants and harbor side shipping facilities - began switching to rotary unloading. While many of these cars survive in service today, newer coal cars are technically not hoppers at all. With trough-like bottoms and no hopper doors, they're actually high-sided gondolas designed solely for rotary unloading.