About the Reading & Northern 'Patched Panels' paint scheme:

The Reading & Northern acquired many former D&RGW Bethlehem 3483 Hoppers from Union Pacific in the 2000s. Many of these cars received an unusual partial repaint where only the panels were patched over on the car sides. The ribs, ends, bays & interior still had their original aged & faded black. These cars can be seen often on the RBMN as well as on the Norfolk Southern. Every now and then these will find their way back home and have been seen on the rails here in Utah.

Additional Information

Scale: HO Scale
Product Line: Platinum Series
RailRoad: RBMN
Coupler Type: Kadee #158
Truck Type: ExactRail ASF 100 Ton Ride Control Trucks
Wheels: CNC-Machined 36" wheels
Era: Mid 2010's - Today
Region: East

Comes with 2 coal load styles!

With the ExactRail Bethlehem 3483 Hopper you will receive 2 different coal load styles! We think that these hand shaped loads are some of the most accurate representations of flood and heap style coal loads available. Learn more about them HERE.

HO Scale: Bethlehem 3483 Hopper - Reading & Northern 'Patched Panels'

SKU Road Number Qty
EP-81474-1 7531 Sold Out
EP-81474-2 7570 Sold Out
EP-81474-3 7582 Sold Out

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