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PS-2CD 4000 Covered Hopper - BN 1990 Repaint #450018

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The PS-2CD 4000 cubic foot covered hopper was produced by Pullman-Standard between 1962 and 1964 in the company’s Butler PA shops. These cars led a very long service life, with some remaining in revenue service throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico until the early 2000s. One of the most distinctive Pullman covered hoppers, this common 90/100-ton car was mostly used in grain, malt, fertilizer, and similar bulk services. Here is a Pullman builder photo of a B&O PS4000.

These cars were built during a transitional period for covered hopper design. It was a time when customers were regularly using 40-foot boxcars for bulk commodity movements, and the inefficiencies of hand-loading and unloading boxcars were becoming issues for customers and railroads alike. Customers wanted faster loading and unloading processes, and railroads wanted the cars back sooner. The PS4000 was one of the first successful bulk commodity designs. The most common production version of these cars featured distinctive round hatches on the roof of the car, as seen in this BN repaint project (of a former GN car).

 This PS-2CD 4000 Covered Hopper replica includes:

  • Dimensional accuracy – scaled from Pullman-Standard plans
  • Razor-sharp printing and paint separations
  • Exact fonts and lettering placement – compare our replicas to the prototype photos!
  • Thoroughly-researched colors
  • Bay lettering where applicable
  • “Lacy” end and underframe details
  • Thin-profile brake piping
  • Air hoses
  • Painted, scale-sized wire grabirons for strength and durability
  • See-through etched metal running boards and brake platforms
  • Nicely-detailed outlet gates
  • Kadee® scale metal couplers
  • Accurate 100-ton N-11 trucks with free-rolling metal wheels
  • Car number selection process – Tangent select car numbers from online or published sources, focusing on late era numbers to represent more than 35 years in continuous operation.
  • Designed and tooled in USA!
  • Recommended age 14 years and older
  • Model will operate on 18″ radius curves

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PS-2CD 4000 Covered Hopper - BN 1990 Repaint #450018

PS-2CD 4000 Covered Hopper - BN 1990 Repaint #450018

PS-2CD 4000 Covered Hopper - BN 1990 Repaint #450018

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