Bachmann Silver Series HO 18644 Duluth Missabe and Iron Range ore caralready assembled is based on the ones built in 1952.
The modern open-top hopper cars are a bit more sophisticated than whatthey might look! While these railroad freight cars today almost alwayshaul coal or varying forms of aggregates such as ballasting (a termwhich refers to the crushed rock used under the railroad tracks that actsas support and cushioning) coal or iron ore they have a number ofdifferent drop-bottoms to empty their cargo. Ore jennies are yet anothertype and these little cars get their size for a reason. They are builtspecifically for hauling taconite pellets (iron ore) which are much moredense (i.e. heavier) than most other types of bulk materials like coaland stone which gives the car their small but effective size (thesecars are predominantly found in the northwest Great Lake region such asMinnesota and Michigan where large concentrations of iron ore continuesto be mined).
- Fully Assembled Model
- Blackened Metal Wheels with RP25 Contours
- Body Mounted EZ Mate Couplers
- Non-Magnetic Blackened Brass Axles with Needle Point Bearing
- Celcon Trucks
- Added Weight for Optimum Tracking