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N Scale - Pacific Western Rail Systems - 1030E - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS-2-CD 4750 - Rio Grande - 10958

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N Scale - Pacific Western Rail Systems - 1030E - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS-2-CD 4750 - Rio Grande - 10958 Image courtesy of baggedbird


N Scale - Pacific Western Rail Systems - 1030E - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS-2-CD 4750 - Rio Grande - 10958 Image courtesy of baggedbird


Production Type Special Run
Stock Number 1030E
Brand Pacific Western Rail Systems
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Body Style Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 PS-2
Prototype Vehicle Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS-2-CD 4750 (Details)
Road or Company Name Rio Grande (Details)
Reporting Marks DRGW
Road or Reporting Number 10958
Paint Color(s) Orange
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Multipack ID Number 1-N1030-6AB
Multipack Element 5
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety 4750 PS-2
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Years Produced 1972-1990's
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Precision Masters first released this body style in kit form. Later on, they released the same body as a RTR (Ready-to-Run) model. In 2005, Red Caboose acquired this tooling from PM. Red Caboose released this model in RTR form. The 4740 model can be distinguished from the 4750 model by counting the ribs. The 4740 has 16 ribs and the 4750 has 18 ribs. The ribs on the 4750 are a little chubbier as well.

Fox Valley later acquired all N Scale toolings from Red Caboose and proceeded to re-release an updated version of the 4750 PS-2 Covered Hopper in 2017. The new versions carry MTL body-mounted couplers and low-profile blackened-metal wheels.

Prototype History:
Manufactured by Pullman Standard from 1972 through the 1990's at least, these 4750 Cu. Ft. Hoppers were considered the 'Standard of the Industry' at the time. It is one of the most common freight cars in the rail scene since the late '70's. Features unique to this car include the 18 vertical posts on the car side (19 panel side) and compound curve roof (called by some a clerestory roof).
The 4,740 and 4,750 designs are often mistaken for each other, although the 4,750 has two more panels.

Road Name History:
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (reporting mark DRGW), often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company. The railroad started as a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 1988, the Rio Grande's parent corporation, Rio Grande Industries, purchased Southern Pacific Transportation Company, and as the result of a merger, the larger Southern Pacific Railroad name was chosen for identity. The Rio Grande operated as a separate division of the Southern Pacific, until that company was acquired by the Union Pacific Railroad. Today, most former D&RGW main lines are owned and operated by the Union Pacific while several branch lines are now operated as heritage railways by various companies.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
PWRS Retail strives to provide the highest level of customer service resulting in the highest level of customer satisfaction.
PWRS Retail Ltd. is a model railroad store, and we also do a lot of special runs.

Item created by: baggedbird on 2022-08-11 23:43:05. Last edited by baggedbird on 2022-11-27 01:06:35

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