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Athearn PS-2 2003 covered hopper

By | December 6, 2022

Athearn to release new covered hopper in December 2023

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Athearn PS-2 2003 covered hopper

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Single car, $34.99 individual; three-pack, $94.99

Era: 1956+ (varies by paint scheme)

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822; 800-338-4639;

PS-2 covered hopper: A gray model freight car illustration against a white background
PS-2 covered hopper

PS-2 2003 covered hopper features:

  • Injection-molded plastic body
  • Photo-etched roof walks
  • Metal wheels with RP-25 contours
  • Body-mounted McHenry knuckle couplers
  • Minimum radius, 18”

Release date: December 2023

Road names: Baltimore & Ohio (gray); Burlington Northern (gray); Florida East Coast (gray); Rock Island (gray); Santa Fe (Oxide Red); Wabash (black). Two single road numbers and one three-pack per scheme.

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