HO Scale: Bethlehem 3483 Hopper - Burlington Northern '1976 Repaint'


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ExactRail Bethlehem 3483 Hopper - Burlington Northern

1976 Repaint

Hill railroads also purchased the Bethlehem 3483 in quantity. The Great Northern received 100 cars in an attractive, utilitarian paint scheme with the Great Northern moniker. The Burlington railroad placed six separate orders for a total of 1,370 cars. These cars were delivered in both the “Monogram” and “Helvetica” paint schemes. Today, original paint schemes of GN and Burlington 3483 Hoppers have been identified in BNSF Maintenance of Way service. However, when the Hill lines merged in 1970, many cars were repainted in the image of the new corporate identity, Burlington Northern.

These cars went everywhere! ExactRail has tooled an exceptionally accurate model of the Bethlehem 3483 hopper! And with this release, we are proud to introduce an all-new HO scale draft box. This draft box better approaches scale dimensions, has accurate striker contours and appropriate key detail. And, ExactRail’s Bethlehem 3483 Hopper is factory delivered with Kadee couplers. We are pleased to offer the Bethlehem 3483 Hopper in exceptionally accurate paint schemes. Update your rolling stock today with highly authentic replicas of a common prototype!

  • ExactRail’s equalized 100 ton ASF Ride Control Trucks • Machined metal wheel sets and axles
  • Kadee ® #158 “scale” couplers
  • Narrow-style draft box, featuring: key detail, shank wedges, striker castings and full nut and bolt detail
  • Numerous separately applied details, including: double door Wine locks, brake levers, bell cranks, air hoses and brake appliance details!
  • Exceptionally accurate printing and colors! • Wire coupler cut levers, grab irons, brake rods and lever hangers!
The Basics:

Scale: HO Scale
Product Line: Platinum Series
RailRoad: BN
Coupler Type: Kadee #158
Truck Type: ExactRail ASF 100 Ton Ride Control Trucks
Wheels: CNC-Machined 36" wheels

2 coal load styles included!

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