NEW! All New Paint Schemes, Road Numbers & Kits - Bethlehem 3737/3716 Hoppers!

ExactRail Bethlehem 3737 Coal Hopper - Reddy Kilowatt

We are pleased to announce new Paint schemes and Road Numbers & an undecorated kit of our Bethlehem 3737/3716 Hopper!

The Bethlehem 3737/3716 Hopper is an icon railcar of the last quarter century, and ExactRail is pleased to announce the third release of the Bethlehem 3737/3716 Hoppers in 4 all new paint schemes and undecorated kits!

With over 10,000 units produced, this is one of the most prolific, Western steel hoppers of last 40 years.  The first Bethlehem 3737/3716 delivery went to the Chicago & Eastern Illinois in 1973, and subsequent orders went to the Texas & Pacific, Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western as well as various utilities, like Indianapolis Power and Light.  These are still in service as of 2014, and many have been rebuilt into 4000 capacity cars—which, ExactRail also offers HERE!

ExactRail is offering five all-new paint schemes, undecorated kits and new road numbers for four popular MP paint schemes.

        

MISSOURI PACIFIC - 1984 SMALL EAGLE REPAINT - 3737 Paint Scheme:

1984 Small Eagle Repaint Bethlehem Hopper ExactRail Freight Car

In June of 1984, the Union Pacific/Missouri Pacific organization repainted a large number of Bethlehem 3737 and 3716 hoppers into a scheme that we call “small eagle” repaints.   These cars are exceptionally accurate models of the 3737-repaint scheme with all new numbers.  We recommend you mix this paint scheme with the sister “Small Eagle” repaint scheme of the 3716 capacity cars and capture detail and nuance that is only offered by ExactRail.

 

Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81503

MISSOURI PACIFIC - 1984 SMALL EAGLE REPAINT - 3716 Paint Scheme:

3716 Missouri Pacific Coal Hopper

In June of 1984, the Union Pacific/Missouri Pacific organization repainted a large number of Bethlehem 3737 and 3716 hoppers into a scheme that we call “small eagle” repaints with all new numbers   These cars are exceptionally accurate models of the 3716-repaint scheme. We recommend you mix these with the sister “Small Eagle” repaint scheme of the 3737 capacity cars and capture detail and nuance that is only offered by ExactRail.   

 

Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81516

Chicago & North Western (CNW) Bicentennial Paint Scheme:

The CNW #135799 hopper is an exceptionally accurate replica of the prototype bicentennial car. In 1976, Bethlehem fulfilled a 200-car order for 3737 capacity cars for the Chicago & North Western, and the bicentennial paint scheme was the last car in this order.  These cars were moved into Powder River Basin coal service, and the bicentennial car continues to serve the Union Pacific today in its bicentennial paint scheme.

 

The Chicago & North Western Historical Society (CNWHS) was looking for an exceptionally accurate replica for their 2016 annual convention, and we were more than enthusiastic when they chose us. The bicentennial paint scheme was developed exclusively for the Chicago and North Western Historical Society (CNWHS).  You can find it only at www.CNWHS.org.

ONLY AVAILABLE HERE 

Chicago & North Western (CNW) 1971 ‘As Delivered” Paint Scheme:

This all-new paint scheme represents the first delivery of 3737 capacity cars to the Chicago and North Western. These cars were purchased specifically for Powder River Basin coal traffic, which traffic segment was in rapid growth for the CNW. 

 

ExactRail’s model was developed in collaboration with the Chicago & North Western Historical Society, and it features CNW’s Ball and Bar logo and industry-leading lettering and paint details.  These cars would look great interspersed with 13500-135799 series cars Available HERE.

AVAILABLE IN 6 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EP-81512

Union Pacific (MP) #588400 repaint scheme:

UP/MP repaint 3737 Hopper - Unique Model Train!

As you’ve come to expect, ExactRail has drilled down beyond offering accurate paint schemes to offer accurate paint schemes of specific road numbers.  This enables you to model to the mixed paint schemes of modern unit coal trains down to specific cars!  Among other things, MP #588400 has accurate H-100-41 class marks, 1991 repaint dates, capacity data and lessee stencils. 

AVAILABLE IN 1 ROAD NUMBER! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EP-81513

Union Pacific (MP) #588145 repaint scheme:

Coal Hopper HO scale model

As you’ve come to expect, ExactRail has drilled down beyond offering accurate paint schemes to offer accurate paint schemes of specific road numbers. This enables you to model to the mixed paint schemes of modern unit coal trains down to specific cars!  Among other things, MP #588145 has accurate H-100-39 class marks, 1991 repaint dates, capacity data and lessee stencils.

 

AVAILABLE IN 1 ROAD NUMBER! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EP-81514

Indianapolis Power & Light (EWSX) 1973 “As Delivered” paint scheme:

Indianapolis Power & Light

Utility companies leased or purchased Bethlehem 3737 hoppers to move coal to Midwestern power companies.  Indianapolis Power & Light painted their #10051-10100 series cars with yellow panels and a large Reddy Kilowatt figure.  ExactRail has rendered with exceptionally accuracy this striking paint scheme. 

 

AVAILABLE IN 12 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EP-81515

 

 

 

 


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