HO Scale: PS-2CD 4427 Covered Hopper - Rock Island '1978-79 Repaints'


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SKU Road Number Price Qty
EP-80203-1 508106 $ 54.99 Sold Out
EP-80203-2 508133 $ 54.99 Sold Out
EP-80203-3 513217 $ 54.99 Sold Out
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ExactRail PS-2CD 4427 Covered Hopper - Rock Island 'Bankruptcy Blue Repaints'

Beginning in the 1960’s, covered hoppers took over 40' boxcars for grain service. The Pullman Standard 4427 cubic foot low-side covered hopper is one of the legendary cars that helped make this transition successful. Graced with many colorful paint schemes and plying the rails through all corners of North America, these cars carried numerous dry commodities including grain, corn, wheat, flour and many other forms of dry bulks.

The Pullman Standard 4427 low-hip covered hopper is a classic of North American railroading!

About the Rock Island '1978-79 Repaints' Paint Scheme:

In the late 1970s the Rock Island started renumbering and repainting their over 600 PS-2CD 4427 Covered Hoppers in blue paint. The cars were painted at different times and different locations so no two were alike. Car 508106 was shopped in 1978 at the Biddle Shops. Number 508133 was shopped at El Reno on May 1979. This car has THE ROCK placed slightly lower on the car side and has a black line under ROCK. 513217 was also shopped at the Biddle Shops in Little Rock, AR on January 0f 1979. Unlike the other two cars, this one was given the ROUTE ROCK badge.    


  • Precision Micro-tooled!
  • Designed, engineered and tooled in the United States!
  • ExactRail's equalized 100 ton ASF Ride Control Trucks
  • Machined metal wheels sets - Kadee® #58 "scale" couplers!
  • Narrow-style draft box, featuring: shank wedges, striker casting and full nut and bolt detail.
  • Numerous hand-applied details, including: separately applied air hoses, bell crank, and brake appliances!
  • Photo-etched, stainless steel roof walk and brake platform
  • Exceptionally accurate printing and true to life colors!
  • Wire coupler cut levers, brake rigging, and brake rods

Additional Information

Scale: HO Scale
Product Line: Platinum Series
Railroad: ROCK
Coupler Type: Kadee #58
Truck Type: ExactRail 100-Ton ASF 'Ride Control' Trucks
Wheels: CNC-Machined 36" wheels
Era: 1978 - 2000
Region: Midwest
Minimum Radius: 22"

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