When America's railroads were nationalized during World War I, the United States Railroad Administration created 12 standard locomotive designs - including the USRA Mikado shown elsewhere in this catalog - and 5 standardized freight cars. One of the most enduring car designs was the 55-ton all-steel hopper, of which 22,000 cars were delivered by the USRA to 23 railroads. After the war, the American Railroad Association adopted the design as its standard practice, and near-clones were built by the tens of thousands - the majority of which worked long enough to help win the next World War and contribute to the prosperity that followed.
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Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
Colorful, Attractive Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels and Axles
RP25 Metal Wheels
Detailed 4-Wheel Trucks
(2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
Detailed Brake Wheel
Separate Metal Handrails
1:87 Scale Dimensions
Unit Measures:4 3/4" x 1 3/8" x 1 1/2"
Operates On 18" Radius Curves