Bowser Manufacturing Co.
100-Ton 45' 3-Bay Hopper - Kit -- Reading #484000 (1975 Scheme, black, Large RDG)

Bowser Manufacturing Co.
100-Ton 45' 3-Bay Hopper - Kit -- Reading #484000 (1975 Scheme, black, Large RDG)

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$14.95
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  • Reading Company
  • Walthers Part # 6-56973

Product Information

Designed in 1960 by the N&W as the H-11 class which is an enlarged PRR H-39 70-ton hopper. In 1964, the size was increased to 12' 3" high, cubic feet increased to 3433 and weight capacity increased to 90-100 tons. Over 130,000 have been built. Three distinctive characteristics highlight this class of hopper: roping eye with integral end buffers, end slope sheets that are at a steeper angle than the hopper sheets, and 13 riveted side posts with the middle two panels wider than the rest. Other features include wine door locks and full-height side ladder stiles.