• Full Throttle FT-2060-2 B&O Rib-Side 2-Bay Hoppers | 2-Car Set

Full Throttle FT-2060-2 B&O Rib-Side 2-Bay Hoppers | 2-Car Set

Road numbers 321082, 321082

Toward the end of the 20th Century, most major railroads shifted from the once common 55-ton, 2-bay hoppers to the larger 70-ton and 100-ton haulers. After the 1973 merger of C&O, B&O, and WM, the Chessie System owned a myriad of the smaller cars. Many were repainted in Chessie livery and serve proudly, even until today.

Others were relegated to their home rails and could not be interchanged to another railroad. Instead of spending time repainting them in a new livery, they kept their original paint and reporting numbers but received a quite unique treatment! Chessie marked them with bright yellow ends and a large "XXX" on each side to denote their restriction.

Because of the visual Triple X connotation, they became known as Chessie's "MOONSHINE" cars! They proved ever useful on Chessie short lines, carrying oddball bulk freight, and in MoW trains hauling sand and gravel

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Full Throttle FT-2060-2 B&O Rib-Side 2-Bay Hoppers | 2-Car Set

  • Brand: Full Throttle
  • Product Code: FT-2060-2
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $50.00