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N Scale - Tangent - 80015-02 - Open Hopper, 4-Bay Bethlehem 3600 - Union Pacific - 44259

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N Scale - Tangent - 80015-02 - Open Hopper, 4-Bay Bethlehem 3600 - Union Pacific - 44259 Image Courtesy of Tangent Scale Models

Brand Tangent
Stock Number 80015-02
Original Retail Price $32.95
Manufacturer Tangent
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Tangent Open Hopper 4-Bay Bethlehem 3600
Prototype Type Open Hopper, 4-Bay Bethlehem 3600 (Details)
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks UP
Road or Reporting Number 44259
Paint Color(s) Black and Yellow
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Generic Magnetic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2018-10-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Open Hopper
Model Subtype 4-Bay
Model Variety Bethlehem Steel 3600
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Union Pacific (UP) “1989 H-100-17 Black Repaint” replicates an example of a 1989+ era UP simplified repaint with the simplified reporting marks style lettering and a UP shield. Take a look at the accurate data and yellow rotary ends! Available in 3 accurate numbers!

Model Information: Tangent introduced these cars in September of 2018. It was their very first forray into N Scale. These distinctive 100-ton quad hoppers match the Union Pacific specification and were built by Bethlehem Steel in the 1970s. The Tangent UP replicas represent more than 6,400 “quad” hoppers, UP’s largest fleet of coal hoppers in company history.

The Tangent Scale Models prototype replica of the Union Pacific Bethlehem design quad hopper has never been produced in N scale, making it a distinctive addition to any freight car fleet. Our stunning N Scale Quad Hopper model is loaded with detail. We set out to produce an N Scale car that is worthy of the Tangent brand, bringing as much of our industry-leading HO Scale execution and detail as possible packed in an N Scale box.

Prototype History:
These cars represent UP’s largest fleet of coal hoppers in company history. First produced in 1974 by Bethlehem Steel as UP class H-100-10, production of a majority of the fleet occurred in UP’s Albina Shops in Portland OR between 1976 and 1981. Production of this important fleet ended with the H-100-23 class, after UP placed more than 6,400 of these “quad” hoppers in service in the rapidly-growing Western low-sulfur coal market. These cars became the workhorses of the UP coal fleet, serving coal originations in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and the PowderRiver Basin, and sometimes on non-UP coal originations such as DRGW, Utah, and Wyoming & Colorado (former UP branchline). The DRGW origins became part of Union Pacific in 1996, and to this day these mines continue to load these UP quad hoppers!UP’s quad hoppers wandered both systemwide and to offline railroads as customers sourced coal from a variety of origins.

A sample destination to the west that received coal in these hoppers was Southern California’s Kaiser Steel located in FontanaCA, as well as the bulk export terminal at San Pedro. Trains of quad hoppers for these customers operated over CajonPass with various motive power groupings, most notably mixed DRGW and UP power (plus helpers). A few sample eastern gateways in early years were the Commonwealth Edison Co. power plants at Waukegan IL and Hammond IN, Kansas City Power & Light at Kansas City MO, Illinois Central destinations for TVA in Kentucky, not to mention Eastern and Midwestern carriers both in carload (sourced for cement and other production purposes) and unit train services. These quad hoppers continue to serve, operating to customers without dedicated bank-owned coal sets, as well as services literally anywhere when customers in North America want to increase coal deliveries from UP sources. Finally, the quad hoppers have been spotted in non-coal services such as miscellaneous aggregates, coke, and sugar beet services.On this page we have included an updated gallery of prototype photos to show you some of the major paint schemes in service, a free service from Tangent Scale Models. We believe that an educated customer is a happy customer. All images below can be enlarged.

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

Brand/Importer Information:
Since 2007, we have created an innovative product line that provides the next generation of scale railroad freight car models, covering all eras from 1917 to the present. While other brands are good at producing locomotives – both steam and diesel – we believe “it’s time to pay attention to the train.” This means your freight cars! We believe freight cars are equally important to your locomotives, and anyone who already has our cars will tell you that our passion for cars shows with every car and paint scheme replica we produce.

Simply put, we offer a balanced and growing product line of high-quality, well-researched, and smartly-executed freight cars that you can always count on to fill needed gaps in your fleet, as well as replace outdated models. When we announce a car, it is for sale immediately. We do not pre-announce our products or have cutesy blogs. We are serious about producing unmatched models. Finally, our customer experience is second to none. We take care of you, our customers, and we won’t let you down.

Item created by: scottakoltz on 2020-06-23 10:51:28

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