Full Throttle Z FT3404-1 Offset 2-Bay Woodchip Hopper Set #1, Union Pacific (2-Pack)

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Full Throttle Z FT3404-1 Offset 2-Bay Woodchip Hopper Set #1, Union Pacific (2-Pack)
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Includes road numbers 70223 and 70226.The Union Pacific (UP), headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is the largest railroad network in the USA, operating 8,000 locomotives over 32,000 route-miles west of the Mississippi River. Begun in 1862, UP grew by acquiring, one-by-one, almost all the large rail companies of the Western states. UP and competitor BNSF have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the USA. One source of income after mid-20th century was woodchips, once considered trash. Their use in paper production, bedding on the farm, mulches, playground surfacing, forest fire prevention, and alternative fuel made them a profitable haul. Old hopper cars were refurbished, given top-extensions, and pressed into service. All manner of extensions were conceived, from wood planking and braced ply boards to welded steel sheeting and scrap parts from irreparable cars, to increase capacities for this lighter load.

Each car features custom coal loads from Hay Brothers Garage
New releases are equipped with Full Throttle's own trucks, metal wheels, and knuckle couplers

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