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Full Throttle - FT-COL21-1 - Open Hopper, 2-Bay, Rib Side - Burlington Route - 2-Pack

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BrandFull Throttle
Stock NumberFT-COL21-1
Original Retail Price$44.00
ManufacturerFull Throttle
Body StyleFull Throttle Open Hopper 2-Bay Rib Side
Prototype VehicleOpen Hopper, 2-Bay, Rib Side (Details)
Road or Company NameBurlington Route (Details)
Reporting MarksBurlington Route Collector Series
Road or Reporting Number2-Pack
Paint Color(s)Red
Print Color(s)White & Black
Coupler TypeFull Throttle
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Multipack Count2
Multipack ID NumberFT-COL21-1
Release Date2011-02-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeOpen Hopper
Model Subtype2-Bay
Model VarietyRib Side
RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)

Specific Item Information: Each set has one each FT-2011 and FT-2021. Road Numbers: CB&Q 189305 & C&S 18026
Model Information: Some of the most common cars to ride American railroad tracks during the 20th Century, the small, steel-paneled, rib-side, two-bay hoppers were instrumental to the growth of our nation. During the Industrial Age of the USA, coal was King and our appetite for "black diamonds" was sated by these pert little dumpsters. An improvement over drop-bottom gondolas, the self-emptying, gravity-release hopper car became reality during the early 1900s, and fed the fires of our burgeoning economy until well after mid-century. While no longer used for large commercial hauling, these mighty-mites are all-pervasive and found on short-lines still lugging coal, gravel, ore, sand, glass and a variety of bulk materials—an invaluable workhorse even for our contemporary railroads. For your Z Scale enjoyment, Full Throttle presents a universal model of these small omnipresent twin-bay hoppers.
Prototype History:
The open hopper is an evolution of the gondola, a simple freight car used for the transportation of various materials without and facility for protection from the elements. The hopper had higher sides than the gondola and possessed a mechanism on the bottom (bay doors) for discharging the load.

2-Bay ribside coal hoppers were in common use in the first half of the 20th century. The ribbed sides added stability so the loads would not bow out the side of the hoppers. Steel was in plentiful supply after the second world wars and these cars were pretty much everywhere coal was being produced or consumed.
Road Name History:
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or as the Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and also in New Mexico and Texas through subsidiaries Colorado and Southern Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.[citation needed] Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwest and mountain states, the railroad used the advertising slogans "Everywhere West", "Way of the Zephyrs", and "The Way West". It merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.

In 1967, it reported 19,565 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 723 million passenger miles; corresponding totals for C&S were 1,100 and 10 and for FW&D were 1,466 and 13. At the end of the year CB&Q operated 8,538 route-miles, C&S operated 708 and FW&D operated 1362. (These totals may or may not include the former Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.)

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Item created by: CNW400 on 2021-08-24 11:06:05. Last edited by CNW400 on 2021-08-24 11:10:08

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