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N Scale - Trainworx - 23062-10 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, NACC PD 3000 - North American Car - 94105

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N Scale - Trainworx - 23062-10 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, NACC PD 3000 - North American Car - 94105 Image Courtesy of Trainworx


Brand Trainworx
Stock Number 23062-10
Original Retail Price $27.95
Manufacturer Trainworx
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Trainworx Covered Hopper NACC PD 3000
Prototype Description Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, NACC PD 3000
Road or Company Name North American Car (Details)
Reporting Marks NAHX
Road or Reporting Number 94105
Paint Color(s) Light Gray
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 2014-06-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety NACC PD 3000



Prototype Description: NACC built the PD3000 cars to carry a variety of bulk powdered commodities that are sensitive to moisture or that must be kept clean and free from outside contaminants. Some materials include bentonite, calcium carbonate, caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), cement, fly ash, lime, limestone pellets, salt, sand, and talc just to name a few.

Pressure discharge cars use compressed air to unload their contents. Just above each discharge pipe connection is the air inlet connection. Air is pumped into the car to force the contents out the discharge pipes. The materials are often transferred to a receiving silo or hopper. In today's world of intermodal transload facilities, unloading a PD3000 into one or more pressure discharge type highway trailers is a common practice.

Road Name History:
The successful North American Car Company of Chicago, was incorporated in 1907. It grew and expanded, proving that the railcar leasing business could be quite profitable if well managed. North American was active in all the normal specialties of shipper lines, even including poultry. The company later became involved with the production of their own cars. They designed, produced and marketed tank cars, hoppers and boxcars. North American Car Corp. was based in Chicago, Illinois at 222 South Riverside Plaza.

In 1986 GE Railcar Services Corp. acquired the assets of North American Car Corp. GE acquired ~35000 railcars and 14 maintenance units in North America at a cost of $420 million. North American Car, a unit of Tiger International Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in Los Angeles in December, 1984. NACC had been Tiger International's only profitable unit.

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 2017-03-05 06:56:33

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