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N Scale - Model Power - 3474 - Covered Hopper, 55 Foot, Cylindrical - Rio Grande

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N Scale - Model Power - 3474 - Covered Hopper, 55 Foot, Cylindrical - Rio Grande


Brand Model Power
Stock Number 3474
Original Retail Price $10.49
Manufacturer Model Power
Body Style Model Power Covered Hopper 55 Foot Cylindrical
Road or Company Name Rio Grande (Details)
Reporting Marks D&RGW
Paint Color(s) Red
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 55 Foot
Model Variety Cylindrical
Prototype Covered Hopper, 55 Foot, Cylindrical
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Body Style Information: This tooling is a Chinese made knockoff of the Roco 'Centerflow' hopper that was originally imported by Atlas. The Roco model can be distinguished by the presence of 'Austria' stamped into the underframe.

Road/Company Information:
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.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Founded in the late 1960's by Michael Tager, the 3rd generation business specializes in quality hobby products serving the toy and hobby markets worldwide. During its 50 years of operation, Model Power has developed a full line of model railroading products, die-cast metal aircraft, and die-cast metal cars and trucks.

In early 2014, Model Power ceased its business operations. Its extensive portfolio of intellectual property and physical assets are now exclusively produced, marketed, sold, and distributed by MRC (Model Power, MetalTrain and Mantua) and by Daron (Postage Stamp Airplanes and Airliner Collection).



Item created by: gdm on 2017-03-09 21:10:27

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