Illinois Central 100-Ton Quad Hopper 1968+
Starting in 1968, the Illinois Central's Centralia IL car shops built their iconic 100-Ton Quad Hopper fleet. By the end of 1969, over 2900 cars were on the rails and painted in IC's split rail scheme.These "Red Eyes" would serve as the backbone for IC and ICG coal operations for years. The cars were built in 3 distinct batches.
Appropriate car numbers are:
IC 78000-78999 Built 1968
IC 85000-86199 Built 1969
IC 89280-89999 Built 1968
While an exact 14-panel Hopper does not exist in HO , you can get close with existing 12-panel cars.
A decal diagram is included. This set is printed in white and orange and includes all lettering for 1 complete car. You provide the ACI label if appropriate for your era.
Cost: $7.00 per set. Available in HOScale.
Shipping: See main page for shipping details.
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Send Orders To:
7507 North State Route 159
Moro, IL 62067