The highly successful PS-2 covered hopper was designed by Pullman Standard in the 1940s. This virtually all-welded 2-bay hopper had a 2003 cubic foot capacity and wa well suited for a variety of transportable bulk commodities such as sugar, wheat and oat flour and calcium carbide. However by 1952, the demand for a larger covered hopper was quite evident. Pullman Standard quickly responded with new 3-bay car. This new hopper was just what the railroads and lessees wanted and it soon superseded the 2-bay car in production.
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Roller bearing trucks with rotating bearing caps
Separately applied ladders, brake wheel & brake line detail
True scale dimensions with accurate details
Weighted, detailed underframes
Metal couplers and sprung die-cast trucks
Accurate painting and lettering