ScaleTrains HO Scale: Operator Series - Bethgon Coal Gondola - Conrail 'Oxide Red'
Developed in the late 1980s by Bethlehem Steel Company (BXC), the Bethgon Coal Gondola has become one of the most common cars for hauling coal of all time. Several thousand Bethgons have been built with varying capacities and thousands more similar cars have been produced by other builders. Many continue in service today.
Prototype Specific Features:
Era: 1997 to present
G52X series 507401-508001, built 07-97 to 12-97
Body comprised of main body, separate end sheets for both the A and B car ends, and side bearing supports
Separately applied brake details including brake cylinder and arm, air reservoir, control valve, brake wheel, and brake wheel housing
Die-cast center sill and end frame floors with integral coupler box
ASF Motion Control 100-ton trucks
36” machined metal wheels
Minimum radius: 18”
Recommended radius: 22”
Detail kit available separately: includes metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, trainline hoses and more (SXT81625)