• Full Throttle FT-1056 Great Northern 51' Covered Cylindrical Hoppers | 2-Car Set

Full Throttle FT-1056 Great Northern 51' Covered Cylindrical Hoppers | 2-Car Set

Road numbers 71594, 71597

Because of it's Mountain Goat Herald and it's myriad colorful freight cars, the GREAT NORTHERN is one of our hobby's favorite Rail Lines! This FT offering is an Aluminum GN Cylindrical hopper. Fleets of these were seen in the Great Plains of USA and CANADA. The lighter bodies were useful in keeping costs down on International and Interstate shipping of the grains grown in the West. Both GN and BN invested heavily in these bright new cars!

Great Northern Railway was a colorful transcontinental Rail Line (1857-1970) which ran from Chicago northward along the USA/Canada border, serving both nations, and to Washington, Oregon and California on our West Coast. It's famous herald was of a mountain goat within a circle. It eventually merged with NP, CB&Q, and SP&S to form the Burlington Northern Railroad until 1996 when the BN merged with ATSF to become BNSF.

After WWII, USA Railroads were increasingly called upon to haul new and unique "modern" products over long distances. In response, American Car and Foundry (ACF) designed a tank-type "Center Flow" covered hopper car. Here was a "Freight Car for the Future," ready to transport sugar, cement, sand, salt, fertilizers, many types of grains, coke, starch, feeds, chemicals and plastics! Railroads of our Northwest Plains experimented with Aluminum bodies to cut down on costs of interstate grain shipping.

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Full Throttle FT-1056 Great Northern 51' Covered Cylindrical Hoppers | 2-Car Set

  • Brand: Full Throttle
  • Product Code: FT-1056
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $54.00