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|Mfg. Part No.||94150 (New Style Part No. 094 00 150)|
|Mfg. Description||3-Bay ACF Center Flow Covered Hopper w/ Elongated Hatches|
|Release Date||March 1999|
|Original Retail Price||$23.60|
|Road or Company Name||Soo Line Railroad|
|Era||Era IV: 1958–1978|
|Length without Couplers||3.92 in (99.6 mm)|
|Length including Couplers|
|NMRA Ideal Weight||1.088 ounces = 0.5 + (3.92 × .15) ounces|
|Wheel Diameter||0.206 in (5.2 mm) / 33 in|
|Axle Length||0.540 in (12.8 mm)|
|Paint Color(s)||Light Grey, Colormark Scheme|
|Coupler Mount||Truck mount.|
|Coupler Type||MT Magne-Matic Knuckle|
|Wheel Type||Injection Molded Plastic|
|Item Category||Rolling Stock (Freight)|
|Model Type||Covered Hopper|
|Model Variety||ACF Centerflow 4650 Cubic Foot Elongated Hatch|
|Current Owner||Soo Line Railroad|
|Manufacturer||American Car & Foundry|
|Build Date||(Built 1964–1972)|
|Uses||Grain, soda ash, plastic pellets.[TROV]|
|Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, ACF 4650|
|Length, Over Couplers|
|Height, Top of Rail to Threshold|
|Door Opening Width|
|Gross Rail Load|
|Curve Negotiability Radius|
|Coupled to Like Car|
|Coupled to Base Car|
Note 1. “Prototype History: Production of the 4650-cubic foot 3-bay cars began in 1964. ACF built 2504 examples at Huntington, WV, between 1964 and 1972. The ACF 4650 c.f. 3-bay hopper was the same height and width as the 5250 c.f. 4-bay car but several feet shorter in length (and only had 3 bays!). Some railroads that were not concerned about having the larger plate C clearance 4650 c.f. cars (which could not be used on all branchlines or at all loading facilities) opted for large fleets of 4650 c.f. cars instead of 4600 c.f. UP and SP were two such railroads (all of the current UP 4600 c.f. cars came from either MP or C&NW heritage).”[TROV]
Note 2. “Hatches: 6 30”, 6 20”, 3 pressed steel elongated (SP, SSW) 3 piece pressed steel continuous or 4 piece FRP continuous. Outlets: Several types of bolted or welded on outlets are used. Uses: Grain, soda ash, platic pellets. Trucks: 77 ton friction or roller bearing. 86 had 100 ton roller bearing.”[TROV]
Note 3. _____.
[TROV] “N Scale – Micro-Trains – 94150 – Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, ACF 4650 – SOO Line – 73465”. TroveStar.
[WIKI] Wikipedia contributors. “Soo Line Railroad”. Wikipedia. March 17, 2018. Accessed May 4, 2018.
[GUND] “Maxi-Stack I Car”. Greenbrier Companies (Gunderson). Undated. Accessed May 2, 2018.
[RRPA1] Rogers, Joe. “DTTX 750767 [with NYKU 636774 Container]”. Railroad Picture Archives. September 18, 2005. Accessed May 2, 2018.
[RRPA2] Rogers, Joe. “DTTX 750767 [with TRLU 671379 Container]”. Railroad Picture Archives. September 18, 2005. Accessed May 2, 2018.
[TTX] “Home Page”. TTX Company. Undated. Accessed May 2, 2018.
[TTX1] “Equipment”. TTX Company. Undated. Accessed May 2, 2018.