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N Scale - InterMountain - 65355-0X - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Thrall 4750 - AG Processing - 95419

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N Scale - InterMountain - 65355-0X - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Thrall 4750 - AG Processing - 95419 Image Courtesy Mopjunkie.


Brand InterMountain
Stock Number 65355-0X
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750
Prototype Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Thrall 4750 (Details)
Road or Company Name AG Processing (Details)
Reporting Marks AGPX
Road or Reporting Number 95419
Paint Color(s) Green
Print Color(s) White/Yellow
Paint Scheme AGP Grain Cooperative
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety 4750 Cubic Foot
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Built: NEW 3-74

Model Information: Rib-side, 3-bay covered hoppers. 4750 cubic foot capacity. Features etched metal roofwalks, sharp painting and lettering, multiple road numbers per paint scheme, and metal wheels (at least for the 2017 release - earlier releases likely have plastic wheelsets). InterMountain does not refer to a specific prototype on their website for this model, but I have seen it referred to as both a PS (Pullman-Standard) as well as a Thrall. Perhaps the model has elements of both prototypes baked into the molding? Would love to hear from a prototype expert on this one...

Prototype History:
Starting around 1970 or so, every major railcar manufacturer produced a 4750 cubic foot covered hopper. Thrall was no exception. To be honest, these hoppers all look pretty similar. To make matters worse, these cars were modified as improvements were made to the design. In the case of the Thrall model, at least two major revisions were made to this car during the period in which it was produced. The cars were built starting in the late 1970s, this 263,000 lbs GRL (Gross Rail Loading) car is used primarily for grain transport. The thrall models feature 3 bays and rib sides. The roof is flat. These cars were used by the Burlington Northern in large numbers as well as by many other railroads.

Road Name History:
The history of Ag Processing Inc (AGP) begins in 1983. At that time, Land O’Lakes, Farmland Industries, and Boone Valley Cooperative Processing Association entered into a joint venture agreement to form one cooperative soybean processing company. The joint venture was formalized into an Iowa cooperative company and took the name Ag Processing Inc (AGP). Over thirty years later, AGP is the largest cooperative soybean processing company in the world. Today, AGP is a growing and successful company that employs approximately 1,100 people and markets U.S. agricultural products around the world.

Soy far, soy good for Ag Processing (AGP), the largest farmer-owned soybean processor in the world, and roughly the fourth-largest soybean processor in the US based on capacity. It purchases and processes more than 5.5 million acres of members' soybeans per year. The farmer-owned cooperative is also a leading supplier of refined vegetable oil in the US. It procures, processes, markets, and transports grains and grain products, ranging from human food ingredients to livestock feed to renewable fuels. AGP is owned by about 180 local and regional cooperatives and represents more than 250,000 farmers in 15 states throughout the US.

Brand/Importer Information:
InterMountain was founded in 1985 by Fred Brummet. They got started in the model railroad business by producing O-Scale model kits. They got started in the N Scale business almost a decade later when in 1994 they introduced the 40-23 reefer car in kit form. Later, in 1998, they started producing RTR (Ready-to-Run) models. By the early 2000s, InterMountain phased out kit production in favor of the RTR models.

The InterMountain Railway company is located at 1224 Boston Ave in Longmont, CO. They are a manufacturer of HO, N and Z scale model trains. They have produced kits as well as RTR (Ready-To-Run) models. Their N Scale products include locomotives as well as rolling stock. Their rolling stock lineup includes Boxcars, Hoppers, Tank Cars, Reefers, Gondolas, Stock Cars and Flatcars.

Their locomotive releases have primarily been diesel units, with the one major exception being their series of AC-12 Cab Forward steam locos. Their diesel lineup includes F3's, F7's, F9's, SD40's, SD45's and FT units. They are known for quality and detail. They also release their rolling stock in larger varieties of road numbers than most of the other manufacturers.

Item created by: Mopjunkie on 2020-03-25 14:19:21. Last edited by Lethe on 2020-05-07 00:00:00

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