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N Scale - Bluford Shops - 14582 - Open Hopper, 3-Bay, 70 Ton Ribside - Great Lakes Carbon

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N Scale - Bluford Shops - 14582  - Open Hopper, 3-Bay, 70 Ton Ribside - Great Lakes Carbon Image Courtesy of Bluford Shops
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Brand Bluford Shops
Stock Number 14582
Original Retail Price $49.90
Manufacturer Bluford
Production Type Regular Production
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Body Style Bluford Open Hopper 3-Bay 70 Ton 14-Panel
Prototype Open Hopper, 3-Bay, 70 Ton Ribside (Details)
Road or Company Name Great Lakes Carbon (Details)
Reporting Marks GLCX
Paint Color(s) Black
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type AccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Release Date 2018-07-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Open Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety 70 Ton 14-Panel
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)



Prototype History:
70 ton 3-bay rib side hoppers were a common sight on most railroads in the 20th century, These cars were built by most of the major railcar manufacturers as well as by many of the Class I railroads themselves. They were used for non weather sensitive matrial such as coal and were designed to take a beating.

Brand/Importer Information:
Bluford Shops began in 2007 as a side project of two model railroad industry veterans, Craig Ross and Steve Rodgers. They saw a gap between road names available on N scale locomotives but not available on cabooses. They commissioned special runs of Atlas cabooses in Atlantic Coast Line, Central of Georgia, Monon, Boston & Maine and Southern plus runs on Grand Trunk Western and Central Vermont on the MDC wooden cabooses. While these were in process, they began to develop their first all new tooling project, 86' Auto Parts Boxcars in double door and quad door editions in N scale. By January of 2008, Bluford Shops became a full time venture. Along with additional N scale freight cars and their own tooling for new cabooses, they have brought their own caboose line to HO scale. They also have their popular Cornfields in both HO and N. The future looks bright as they continue to develop new products for your railroad.

The town of Bluford in southern Illinois featured a small yard on Illinois Central's Edgewood Cutoff (currently part of CN.) The yard included a roundhouse, concrete coaling tower (which still stands) and large ice house. Reefer trains running between the Gulf Coast and Chicago were re-iced in Bluford. Things are more quiet now in Bluford with the remaining tracks in the yard used to stage hoppers for mines to the south and store covered hoppers. Intersecting the IC line in Bluford is Southern Railway's (currently NS) line between Louisville and St. Louis. Traffic on this single track line remains relatively heavy.

Item created by: Jenna on 2018-07-13 19:17:39. Last edited by gdm on 2020-01-07 12:15:20

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