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ACF 3-Bay Hopper

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

ACF 3-Bay HopperAbout the ACF 3-Bay Hopper:

Covered hoppers are designed for carrying dry bulk loads, varying from grain to products such as sand and clay. The cover protects the loads from the weather. Similar to an open hopper car, covered hoppers tend to contain 2, 3 or 4 separated bays. Each of these can be loaded and emptied individually, with access at the top to load the materials and visible chutes at the bottom for unloading.

Hoppers with 2, 3 or 4 bays are used for different purposes: 2 bay hoppers are used for the most dense loads (such as sand), while 4 bay hoppers are more suited to lighter loads. This is due to axle load limits, for example dry cement is very heavy in bulk quantities and a 4-bay hopper of sand would be very likely to exceed these limits while also having problems with increased strain upon the central span. By trading off cubic capacity 2 bay hoppers are able to transport these heavy loads. As technology has advanced, some of the heavier loads formerly assigned to 2-bay hoppers have been assigned to larger, more efficient 3-bay hoppers.

American Car and Foundry (often abbreviated as ACF) is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock. Today ACF is known as ACF Industries LLC and is based in St. Charles, Missouri.

 

AZL Model Details:

  • Intricate etched details
  • Fine pad printing
  • AZL’s roller bearing trucks with blackened metal wheels
  • AZL AutoLatch™ couplers

 

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AZL ACF 3-Bay Hopper:

AZL #Road NameRoad Number
90301-1 (4 Pack)UP14031, 14019, 14020, 14046
90301-2 (4 Pack)UP14068, 14079, 14085, 14120
91301-1UP14025
90301-3 (4 Pack)UP: We Will Deliver14003, 14004, 14006, 14023
91301-2UP: We Will Deliver14029
90302-1 (4 Pack)BN481628, 481641, 481649, 481689
90302-2 (4 Pack)BN458397, 458429, 481691, 481700
91302-1BN481688
91302-2BN481564
90303-1 (4 Pack)SOO74172, 74219, 74236, 74250
91303-1SOO74264
90304-1 (4 Pack)WP12003, 12015, 12022, 12025
91304-1WP12026
90305-1 (4 Pack)BNSF403277, 403278, 403686, 403697
90305-2 (4 Pack)BNSF403669, 403700, 403701, 403704
91305-1BNSF403698
91305-2BNSF403705
90305-3 (4 Pack)BNSF Swoosh402014, 402015, 402020, 402016
91305-3BNSF Swoosh402005
90306-1 (4 Pack)SOO | CP121733, 121741, 121761, 121769
91306-1SOO | CP121821
90307-1 (4 Pack)SP496472, 496482, 496483, 496496
91307-1SP496526
90308-1 (4 Pack)KCS286003, 286006, 286027, 286036
91308-1KCS
286079
90311-1 (4 Pack)MRL50023, 50028, 50037, 50065
91311-1MRL50071
90312-1 (4 Pack)GVSR518053, 518054, 518122, 518308
91312-1GVSR518301
90315-1 (4 Pack)ATSF313997, 314014, 314018, 314043
91315-1ATSF314037
90317-1 (4 Pack)NP76354, 76360, 76390, 76395
91317-1NP76295
90318-1 (4 Pack)CN389202, 389218, 389234, 389236
91318-1CN389237
90319-1 (4 Pack)CNW180005, 180090, 180133, 180172
91319-1CNW180233

 

Additional Manufacturer Notes:

Prototype background material from Wikipedia

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