National Steel Car Co. 59' - 4550 Cu. Ft. Cylindrical Covered Hopper - Trough Hatch
Alberta 'Take a Break - ALNX'
The car is commonly referred to as the "Canadian grain car". Between 1972 and 1985 almost 20,000 cars were built for the Canadian government to assist the Canadian railways in transporting vast quantities of grain. Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and other companies own or lease this type of car.
The trough hatch cars feature road name specific parallel ribbed roof hatches, diagonal ribbed "zig-zag" roof hatches, or smooth flat hatches as per the prototype. All cars feature numerous wire details, etched metal roof walks, laser sharp painting and lettering, accurate colors, 100 ton trucks with 36" metal wheelsets, and metal knuckle couplers.