Cylindrical Grain Hopper with Flashing End of Train Device - Canadian Pacific

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.

This Canadian 4-bay cylindrical grain hopper comes equipped with a track-powered End of Train device. In the late 1980s, the classic railroad caboose was largely displaced by the implementation of flashing "End of Train" or "EOT" devices, also known as "FREDs" or "ETDs." On prototype trains, the device autonomously monitors brake line pressure and is capable of sending train data to the locomotive, while also providing a blinking warning light to alert any following trains to the presence of the train in front. Our cylindrical grain hopper with operating flashing "End of Train" device allows you to replicate this essential modern component on your HO scale freight consists. The Flashing Rear End Device is factory installed, operates on both DC and DCC layouts, and gives your train a modern finishing touch. Just attach the car to the end of your HO train for a modern finishing touch.

Bachmann also offers a separate end of train device (item no. 42907) that you can use to replace the rear truck/coupler on a variety of rolling stock. See Bachmann Trains website for a list of compatible equipment.

  • Model: 73804
  • UPC: 022899738048
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 lbs
  • Scale: HO 1:87
Product Safety

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.

Features Include

  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Equipped with an End of Train device, also known as a flashing rear end device or FRED
  • Track-powered flashing red LED light, operates on both DC and DCC layouts
  • Detailed, painted bodies with precision graphics
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II coupler on end without End of Train Device
  • Scale non-operating coupler on end with End of Train device
  • 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.