Rapido #148009A GLa 2-Bay Hopper: Westmoreland Coal

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Scale HO
Number 148009A
Manufacturer Rapido
Random car number As operated from 1930s to the 1940s The Pennsylvania Railroad’s GLa class hoppers must surely be one of the most successful freight car designs ever built. The first GLa hoppers were built in 1904, and by the time that construction had stopped the PRR had built nearly 30,000 cars for its own use. These cars had long service lives, with more than 7,000 still in interchange service in 1960. Nearly 200 remained as late as 1965. Many also went into work train service, lasting into the Penn Central era. In addition to the PRR’s fleet, thousands of additional cars were built for independent owners through 1928. Many of these found their way onto the second-hand market and were purchased by railroads such as the Lehigh Valley, B&O, NYO&W and others. Numerous further cars were built for several roads that were near clones of the GLa design. Rapido is pleased to announce the first highly detailed ready-to-run version of the GLa in HO scale. Our new car features: All-new tooling Scaled from original blueprints Die cast frame and floor for optimum weight Full interior rivet and bracing details Factory installed wire grab irons K- or AB-brake gear installed as appropriate Factory installed Kadee #158 couplers in narrow draft gear box Turned metal wheels in correct PRR 12D-F8 trucks Accurate paint and lettering Multiple road numbers available for each paint scheme and railroad
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Item # 148009A
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Scale HO
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Rolling Stock Hoppers