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N Scale - Fox Valley - 88210-03 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2-CD 4740 - Union Pacific - 740043

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Stock Number 88210-03
Original Retail Price $26.95
Brand Fox Valley
Manufacturer Fox Valley
Body Style Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4740 PS-2
Prototype Vehicle Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2-CD 4740 (Details)
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks MP
Road or Reporting Number 740043
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)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety 4740 PS-2
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Scale 1/160
Release Date 2017-11-01
Years Produced 1966-1971



Model Information: Precision Master first released this body style in kit form. Later on, they released the same body as a RTR (Ready-to-Run) model. In 2005, Red Caboose acquired this tooling from PM. Red Caboose released this model in RTR form. The 4740 model can be distinguished from the 4750 model by counting the ribs. The 4740 has 16 ribs and the 4750 has 18 ribs. The ribs on the 4750 are a little chubbier as well.

In 2015, this tooling, along with all other Red Caboose N Scale molds, was acquired by Fox Valley, who has since produced at least one run of these cars. The recent Fox Valley releases (2017) have redone the underframe to carry body-mount couplers and blackened metal wheels - which is very nice to see and makes this model a 3rd generation piece of rolling stock.

Prototype History:
Manufactured from 1966 through 1971 by Pullman Standard, the 4,740 Cu. Ft. Hoppers were considered the 'Standard of the Industry' at the time. Well over 13,000 cars were owned by numerous railroads and private companies during this time. Today, many of the cars are still in service under new ownership due to mergers and the constant changes of lessees and private owners. Features unique to this car include the 16 vertical posts on the car side, a flat roof with 4 center through hatches.
The 4,740 and 4,750 designs are often mistaken for each other, although the 4,750 has two more panels.

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

Brand/Importer Information:
Fox Valley Models is a small supplier of model railroad and related products. FVM started by finding solutions to different challenges that model railroaders were faced with. Our first products resulted from a need to equip custom built passenger cars with tinted windows made of an ideal material; thin, flexible, easy to cut, simple to install, available in multiple colors and be affordable. We met those needs and even included a frosted version for the car's lavatory windows.

Other challenges inspired additional products including wooden grade crossings, trestles and different lineside structures. As our product line expands, input and requests from friends and customers help shape the product selection further.

Future products, under development, include more parts, structures, details and rolling stock. We strive to offer a good quality product at an affordable price.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-11-16 10:50:15

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