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Trainworx - 14072-6-E - Open Hopper, 4-Bay Steel - Union Pacific - 37464

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Stock Number14072-6-E
BrandTrainworx
ManufacturerTrainworx
Body StyleTrainworx Open Hopper 4-Bay 100 Ton
Prototype VehicleOpen Hopper, 4-Bay Steel (Details)
Road or Company NameUnion Pacific (Details)
Reporting MarksUP
Road or Reporting Number37464
Paint Color(s)Red
Print Color(s)White
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel TypeInjection Molded Plastic
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack ID Number14072-6
Multipack Element5
Ready-to-RunNo
Release Date2010-09-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeOpen Hopper
Model Subtype4-Bay
Model Variety100 Ton
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale1/160
Track GaugeN standard



Model Information: This model was first released in 2001 and has been in regular production through the time of this writing (2021). Over 600 different models have been produced from this tooling. The model was originally released in kit form (no trucks) or assembled (with MTL trucks/couplers). The most recent release now appears to use body-mounted MTL knock-offs. The current model uses chemically blackened brass metal wheel produced by Fox Valley. The model comes with a coal load. It is a solid 2nd generation model that has been updated with some 3rd generation features with this most recent release,.
Prototype History:
The 1960s brought about a growth in car size (and capacity). Railroads that transported coal moved away from the older 2-bay 55-ton USRA standard to newer 90- and 100-ton three bay hoppers. These cars were effective and long-lived. Many railroads swapped out the trucks on these cars to increase the capacity to 100 tons. Many companies produced these, including Pullman, Bethlehem, Evans, Greenville, Trinity and Ortner. The offset side variant of these hoppers carried a little more capacity than their rib-sided cousins.
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:
Trainworx was founded in 1999 by Pat Sanders and is located in Delta Colorado. Their first freight car was the Quad hopper and it was released in 2000. They have been making N scale products ever since. Their website can be found at www.train-worx.com. As of 2016, they have produced 8 different rolling stock body styles as well as a range of different highway vehicles in N Scale. Their limited edition runs have proven a huge success with collectors and modelers enjoy the accuracy of all their products.

Trainworx sells their products both through tradional retail channels as well as directly by phone order. When asked "What prompted you to found Trainworx?", Pat Sanders responded "There was a freight car that hadn't been done in N scale that I just had to have and it didn't look like anyone was ever going to make it."
Item created by: gdm on 2022-12-27 09:06:22. Last edited by gdm on 2022-12-27 09:07:40

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