Athearn N Scale: PS-2 2600 Covered Hopper - Union Pacific 'BKTY'
Fully assembled and ready for your layout
Etched metal roofwalks
Flush or overhanging roof per prototype
Factory installed wire roofwalk grab irons
Round or trough hatches
Weighted for optimum performance
McHenry knuckle spring couplers installed
Minimum radius: 9 ¾”
The PS-2 2600 cu ft covered hopper first entered service in the 1960s. The car was popular for cement and sand service and could still be found in use well into the 2000s. The most common service was cement and sand. Occassionally used as buffer cars in instances were a bulk load was not protected by a bulkhead, for example an uprotected lumber load on flat car would require a buffer car between the load and the locomotive.