Designed in 1960 by the N&W as the H-11 class, which is an enlarged PRR H-39 70 ton hopper. In 1964, the size was increased to 12' 3" high, cubic feet increased to 3433 and weight capacity increased to 90-100 tons. Over 130,000 have been built.
Three distinctive characteristics highlight this class of hopper: roping eye with integral end buffers end slope sheets at a steeper angle than the hopper sheets 13 riveted side posts with the middle two panels wider than the rest. Other features include Wine door locks and full height side ladder stiles. Pullman, Greenville Steel Car, and Trinity built similar cars.The cars were built by PRR, B&O, C&O, N&W and RDG. Bethlehem Steel and ACF supplied prefabricated kits to other railroads.
The following used these hoppers: B&O, Blue Diamond Mining, BN, C&I, C&O, Conrail, Chessie System (B&O), Chessie System (C&O), Chessie System (WM), Chessie System (CSXT), Chessie System (CSX), Dayton Power & Light, D&H, D&RGW, Island Creek Coal, Intsel Corp, ITEL, LEF & C, L&N, LRWN, MKT, Missouri Public Service, MSDR, Norfolk Southern, N&W, NP, NS, P&LE, P&S, Potomic Electric Power Co, Penn Central, Penna Power & Light, PRR, PVAL, Reading, Rock Island, Santa Fe, Seaboard, SLSF (Frisco), SOO, Southern Pacific, TWRY, UMP, UMPX, Union Pacific, Upper Marion & Plymouth and Western Maryland.
This Bowser HO 100 Ton 45' Triple Hopper Kit is Made in the USA, and is for use on an HO scale (1:87) train track.
Includes: one piece plastic molded body, under frame, brake wheel, interior & slope sheet braces, brake wheel, air tank, brake cylinder, triple valve, Roller Bearing Trucks with 36" wheels (RP-25 flanges), car weights and assembly instructions.