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N Scale - Delaware Valley - 2391 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 - Wonder Bread - Hostess - 48367

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N Scale - Delaware Valley - 2391 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 - Wonder Bread - Hostess - 48367


Brand Delaware Valley
Stock Number 2391
Original Retail Price $7.98
Manufacturer Delaware Valley
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 50 Foot Airslide
Prototype Type Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 (Details)
Road or Company Name Wonder Bread - Hostess (Details)
Reporting Marks GACX
Road or Reporting Number 48367
Paint Color(s) White
Print Color(s) Red, Blue and Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 1997-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype Airslide
Model Variety 4180
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: This model was originally created by Delaware Valley. It was later acquired by Bowser. It has also been used by Eastern Seaboard Models models.

Prototype History:
The first Airslide covered hopper was introduced by General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) in 1953 and had a capacity of 2600 cubic feet. The Airslide is primarily designed for the bulk shipment of dry, granular or powdered commodities. The design of that car is such that it can be loaded and unloaded quickly and with little spillage through the use of air pressure. The most common commodities carried include: flour, sugar, starch, plastic pellets, cement, powdered chemicals and carbon black.

Due to customer demand for larger covered hoppers capable of handling bulk commodities, General American Transportation Corporation introduced the larger 4180 c.f. model in 1963. GATX produced more than 5,000 of the 4180 cubic foot Airslide covered hoppers between 1963 and 1980. These very common cars continued General American’s “Airslide” family innovations from the 1950s, and proved valuable to bulk shippers who wanted a larger car than the earlier-design 2600 cubic foot cars provided.

Road Name History:
Old HB, Inc., known as Hostess Brands from 2009 to 2013 and established in 1930 as Interstate Bakeries Corporation, was a wholesale baker and distributor of bakery products in the United States. Before its 2012 closure and liquidation, it owned the Hostess, Wonder Bread, Nature's Pride, Dolly Madison, Butternut Breads, and Drake's brands.

Item created by: Mopjunkie on 2020-03-12 21:01:13. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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