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N Scale - InterMountain - PSAOK6 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Trinity 5161 - Arkansas-Oklahoma - 66626

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N Scale - InterMountain - PSAOK6 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Trinity 5161 - Arkansas-Oklahoma - 66626 Images Courtesy of Prairie Shadows/Intermountain Railway


Commissioned By Prairie Shadows
Production Type Special Run
Stock Number PSAOK6
Original Retail Price $16.53
Brand InterMountain
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Intermountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay Trinity 5161
Prototype Vehicle Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Trinity 5161 (Details)
Road or Company Name Arkansas-Oklahoma (Details)
Reporting Marks AOK
Road or Reporting Number 66626
Paint Color(s) Red
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety Trinity 5161
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160



Prototype History:
TrinityRail’s extensive railcar product portfolio has a complete line of covered hopper cars including a 5,161 cubic foot covered hopper car optimized to transport agricultural products, sugar, dry chemicals, or other similar products. In 1995, Trinity Industries introduced a new center-sill design covered hopper car designed primarily for grain transport. The new design was visually quite different - this one featured curved sides versus previously familiar rib-sided design adopted from Pullman-Standard.

Road Name History:
This company was launched in 1996 by the Donoley family to operate a 73 mile line from McAlester to Howe and a 36 mile line from Oklahoma City to Shawnee, all in Oklahoma. Howe is just 7 miles from the Arkansas border so having Arkansas in their name isn't too much of a stretch. Both lines had been segments of Rock Island's Choctaw Route from Memphis to Tucumcari. Shortly after the Rock Island closed in 1980, MKT took over operation of these lines, followed by Union Pacific after their merger. In addition to these routes, AOK provides switching services to an automobile logistics facility in Midwest City, Oklahoma. You might get the impression that AOK owns many thousands of freight cars due to the ubiquity of those reporting marks but in fact Arkansas-Oklahoma leases their AOK reporting marks to Greenbrier Leasing. This is done because there are differences in how cars with railroad reporting marks and cars with private owner reporting marks (which end in X) are billed for movement when empty.

Read more on the company website.

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.

Commissioner Information: Prairie Shadows Model Railway Co. is a small model railway supply company located in Winnipeg, MB, and owned by Jeff Arnold. They pride themselves in providing solid service and fair prices.
They commissioned several exclusive N scale models to Rapido Trains Inc.

Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-08-11 21:46:12

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