About the Soo Line '1964 As-Delivered' Paint Scheme:
The first "modern" 100-ton covered hopper the Soo Line received were 50 PS-2CD 4427 Covered Hoppers numbering from 70151-70249. On many cars, the Soo Line used reporting marks that ended in odd numbers, such as the case for this group of cars. These 6 numbers represent cars delivered in the original light gray paint with the right two full panels in blue and a small Colormark logo applied. Many of these would be repainted but some could still be seen on the rails in their faded as-delivered colors into the early 2000s.
Scale: HO Scale
Product Line: Platinum Series
Coupler Type: Kadee #58
Truck Type: ExactRail 100-Ton ASF 'Ride Control' Trucks
Wheels: CNC-Machined 36" wheels
Era: 1964 - 2000
Minimum Radius: 22"