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N Scale - Delaware Valley - 2381 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 - Corn Products - 50032

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N Scale - Delaware Valley - 2381 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 - Corn Products - 50032


Brand Delaware Valley
Stock Number 2381
Original Retail Price $7.98
Manufacturer Delaware Valley
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 50 Foot Airslide
Prototype Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 (Details)
Road or Company Name Corn Products (Details)
Reporting Marks CCLX
Road or Reporting Number 50032
Paint Color(s) Yellow
Print Color(s) Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 1997-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype Airslide
Model Variety 4180
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: This model was originally created by Delaware Valley. It was later acquired by Bowser. It has also been used by Eastern Seaboard Models models.

Prototype History:
The first Airslide covered hopper was introduced by General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) in 1953 and had a capacity of 2600 cubic feet. The Airslide is primarily designed for the bulk shipment of dry, granular or powdered commodities. The design of that car is such that it can be loaded and unloaded quickly and with little spillage through the use of air pressure. The most common commodities carried include: flour, sugar, starch, plastic pellets, cement, powdered chemicals and carbon black.

Due to customer demand for larger covered hoppers capable of handling bulk commodities, General American Transportation Corporation introduced the larger 4180 c.f. model in 1963. GATX produced more than 5,000 of the 4180 cubic foot Airslide covered hoppers between 1963 and 1980. These very common cars continued General American’s “Airslide” family innovations from the 1950s, and proved valuable to bulk shippers who wanted a larger car than the earlier-design 2600 cubic foot cars provided.

Road Name History:
Ingredion Incorporated (formerly Corn Products International, Inc) is an ingredient provider based in Westchester, Illinois. The company processes corn, tapioca, potatoes, and other raw materials into ingredients for the food, beverage, brewing, and pharmaceutical industries and numerous industrial sectors. It has more than 11,000 employees around the world, and customers in more than 60 markets in over 40 countries. In 2014, net sales were $5.7 billion.

The company, which began as Corn Products Refining Co. and later as "CPC," was founded by the merger of leading US corn refiners in 1906. It supplied the raw materials for Argo cornstarch and Mazola corn oil. CPC acquired starch factories in Europe from 1919 until 1987 when they were sold to the French sugar manufacture Beghin-Say and renamed Cerestar.

In 1981, CPC formed a partnership with Texaco to produce bioethanol at a plant in Pekin, Illinois. In 1995, the plant was sold to Williams Companies and, in 2003, continued as Aventine Renewable Energy. The company has a facility in nearby Mapleton, Illinois, along U.S. Route 24, which is part of an industrial area, a major area employer.

The Bestfoods division of the company known for brands Maizena, Knorr, Hellmann's / Best Foods mayonnaise, and Skippy Peanut Butter existed from 1958 until 1997 when the company split into Bestfoods, a packaged-foods company, and Corn Products International, a starch and sweeteners company. Corn Products International (CPI) is a Fortune 1000 Company.

In October 2010, CPI acquired National Starch of Dutch paints firm AkzoNobel for $1.3 billion in cash. It also took on pension and employee benefit liabilities.

The combined company employs approximately 11,000 people in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. It operates 37 manufacturing facilities in 15 countries and sales offices in 29 countries. Research and ingredient development centers are located in key global markets. In 2012, the company was renamed Ingredion.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-19 17:20:40. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-06-02 11:30:58

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