Operating Era: 1904-1950. New York Central, Oregon Short Line,
Chicago, Lake Shore & Eastern, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania RR.
So successful were the Pennsylvania GL hoppers that Pressed Steel Car
Co. offered a generic
version to the trade in 1899. It was 18" shorter than the GL and used
different door lock
mechanism. Thousands of these cars were sold through 1904 and ran for
40 to 50 years.
NYC ordered 2,600 cars for its Lake Shore & Michigan Southern,
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie and
Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny subsidiaries in between 1899
and 1904. Safety
appliances were added in the
Union Pacific ordered 601 cars for its Oregon Short line subsidiary in
1899- 1900. Delivered
before the Harriman takeover, they were lettered in the archaic style
and relettered to Harriman
standard before 1906. We offer both styles in the kit. Modernized with
safety appliances in the
'teens, they ran well into the 1940's. Since the cars ran into the 1930's they had to
receive safety appliances.Decals included, but does not include trucks or couplers.