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N Scale - BLMA - 11004 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS-2CD 4000 - Santa Fe - 301592

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Brand BLMA
Stock Number 11004
Original Retail Price $32.95
Manufacturer BLMA
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style BLMA Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS-2 4000
Prototype Description Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS-2CD 4000
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Reporting Marks ATSF
Road or Reporting Number 301592
Paint Color(s) Brown
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety PS 4000



Specific Item Information: Painted in the classic “as-built” scheme from 1963 - complete with the distinctive Santa Fe “circle-cross” emblem. Our Santa Fe model is available in three road numbers to adequately model them in grain and mineral service. The Santa Fe cars remained in service into the BNSF era with their original ATSF reporting marks and paint. These cars saw service all over the USA, Canada, and Mexico, and some were stenciled into SIRX reporting marks and numbers, lasting into the 2000's.

Model Information: BLMA first released this model in October of 2009. This was the first appearance of this prototype in N Scale. This model is an excellent example of the company's willingness to push the boundaries of N Scale rolling stock. The brake detail, metal roofwalk and body-mount couplers along with the metal wheels helped set a new standard for N Scale when this model came out. The early BLMA releases feature MTL body-mount couplers whereas the Atlas releases use Accumate couplers. See a video of this model here on YouTube.

Features: Injection-molded plastic body; Fine-scale detail; Checmically etched roof walk and brake platform; Prototypical ride height; Accurately painted and printed; BLMA 100-ton trucks; BLMA 36" metal wheels; Brown knuckle couplers (MTL or Accumate - depending on Brand).

Prototype Description: The Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4000 cubic foot covered hopper was produced between 1962 and 1964, and remained in service throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico until the early 2000s. One of the most distinctive Pullman covered hoppers, this common 100-ton car is used in grain, fertilizer, and other bulk services. More than 2,000 prototypes were placed into service over the lifespan of this prototype.

Road Name History:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).

The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
BLMA Models was founded in July of 2000 to bring Z, N, and HO Scale products of superior quality and originality to the model train community. At BLMA Models, we understand that quality and accuracy count in producing realistic scale models. Our passion revolves around accuracy, diversity, innovation and satisfaction to prototype model railroaders by providing exceptional products and service that goes beyond your expectations.

BLMA was acquired by Atlas Model Railroad in January of 2016.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-10-13 16:09:35

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