Canadian 4 Bay Cylindrical Grain Hopper - Saskatchewan - Wheat Herald

First developed in the late 1960s, the Cylindrical Hopper was both unique in appearance and enjoyed better structural integrity than the available alternatives of the time. While the type saw modest success in the United States, it was their purchase by Canadian interests that led to their widespread use. Due to aging rolling stock with limited capacity, Canadian wheat farmers were experiencing supply-chain issues in getting their goods to market. To help rectify this, the Canadian Government purchased a whopping 13,000 cars between 1970 and 1990 for shared use between Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. While more were purchased by individual railroads, it was these government-sponsored cars that turned heads, thanks to their vibrant red, orange, and blue paint schemes, proudly advertising Canadian wheat and the provinces it was grown in. Despite their age, many of these cars remain in service today, and thanks to the sheer number produced, they can be spotted in both unit trains and on mixed freights across North America. With Bachmann's HO scale Canadian Cylindrical Hoppers, you can bring the vibrant colors of the iconic Canadian grain train to your HO scale railroad.

  • Model: 19140
  • UPC: 022899191409
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 lbs
  • Scale: HO 1:87
Product Safety

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.

Features Include

  • Detailed, painted bodies with precision graphics
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers
  • Detailed trucks with see-through sideframes
  • Blackened metal wheels with RP25 contours
  • Added weight for optimum tracking
  • Product Measurements: L 8.2 in., W 1.5 in., H 2 in.
  • Retail Package Measurements: L 10 in., W 1.7 in., H 3.4 in.

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