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Athearn Genesis ATHG15817 HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper Chicago Burlington & Quincy CB&Q CBQ #184516 White Red NIB RTR
Athearn Genesis ATHG15817 HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper Chicago Burlington & Quincy CB&Q CBQ #184516 White Red NIB RTR


 
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Athearn Genesis ATHG15817 HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper Chicago Burlington & Quincy CB&Q CBQ #184516 White Red NIB RTR
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  • Athearn Genesis ATHG15817 HO ACF 4600 3-Bay Centerflow Hopper Chicago Burlington & Quincy CB&Q CBQ #184516 White Red NIB RTR

    MODEL FEATURES:

    Three body styles:
    Early- High side ladder & brake wheel, single side stiffener
    Mid- Low brake wheel, short side ladders both ends, single side stiffener
    Late- As above but with double side stiffeners (post 1971)
    Round or trough hatches
    Photo-etched metal roofwalk
    Separately applied wire grab irons and stirrup steps
    Separate brake cylinder, valve and air reservoir with wire brake plumbing
    Numerous detailed outlet versions
    Multiple roadnumbers
    Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
    Accurately painted and printed
    Highly detailed, injection molded body
    Separately applied brake wheel
    Genesis 100-ton trucks with 36” machined metal wheels and animated spinning roller bearing caps
    Screw mounted trucks
    Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
    Weighted for trouble free operation

    PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

    The 3-bay CenterFlow covered hopper first entered service in the mid-1960s, built by American Car and Foundry. The cars handle loads such as grain, corn and similar bulk commodities. The Centerflow design relies on the car’s rounded body to provide structural strength - eliminating the traditional center sill, and making gravity unloading easier. Our 3-bay car represents the common 4600 cu.ft. capacity version. The railroads looking to replace their aging 40’ box cars in grain service needed a modern hopper design - one that could operate within the tighter Plate B clearances for light branchline and industrial service. ACF’s design won them many contracts from a plethora of railroads. One can find these cars still in revenue service today in grain trains and other similar service.

    Specifications

    COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle
    ERA: 1965+
    Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
    Is Assembly Required: No

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