Chicago & North Western Bicentennial Hopper!

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The Bicentennial era of railroading is cool.  Period.

It is a curious fact that so many railroads adopted the practice of refashioning equipment in elaborate--dare I say, garish (?)--paint schemes.  I wasn't alive in 1976.  But from the distant place of today, it is hard not to feel railroads laying claim to being "American."

And, railroads have a unique reason to celebrate America's bicentennial.  Railroads are an industry that stands apart from others in the annals of American history.  They connected resources, places and people.

And so, of course we were more than enthusiastic when the Chicago & North Western Historical Society (CNWHS) approached us about developing the bicentennial car! The CNWHS was looking for an exceptionally accurate replica for their 2016 annual convention, and we are pleased that they chose us to execute!

The CNW bicentennial will only available through the Chicago & North Western Historical Society company store and is coming soon! Please support the CNWHS as it works to preserve the history of one of America's great railroads.

The bicentennial period of railroading is cool, and I will gladly fight anyone who dares say differently. :)

Happy railroading!

Blaine Hadfield 


9 Responses

Mike Whitney
Mike Whitney

May 01, 2016

I’m waiting for another release of the HI-Cube SRY and Catalyst box cars and also BNSF and CN in current logos.

Peter
Peter

April 15, 2016

I aaplaud Exactrail on crafting such a fine railroad car as Bicentennial CNW Hopper.

Dan Schmidt
Dan Schmidt

April 14, 2016

In addition to this hopper and the GP18 #1776, C&NW also had a R/W/B crane that IIRC wore #1776 for a while, plus there was a 40’ trailer with a Bicentennial Commemorative banner on its sides.

Dan

Adrian Neils
Adrian Neils

April 13, 2016

This coal or media hopper probably would have traveled through Wisconsin. The old " 400 " line used to run through my hometown of Sheboygan,WI.

Fred Neveu
Fred Neveu

April 13, 2016

I would love to have one!

Larry
Larry

April 13, 2016

Never knew they did a bi-centennial coal hopper

Jesse Mitchell
Jesse Mitchell

April 13, 2016

Glad to see this car. This was the last Excellent era in American Railroad History. Most all roads participated at this time. Interesting Railroads and Interesting Equipment, as illustrated by the wonderful CNW Hopper above. The CNWHS is to be applauded. As is Exact Rail. I’m with Blaine; being willing to fight anyone who says different. JBMII MRR 50years

gary wise
gary wise

April 13, 2016

great looking car

Walt Huston
Walt Huston

April 13, 2016

Great car. Will they be offering it in N scale?

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