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Magor 4948 “Big John” covered hoppers from ExactRail

By | August 9, 2022

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Three white train cars

Magor 4948 “Big John” covered hopper

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: $59.99

Era: 1960s to 1990s (varies depending on scheme)

Manufacturer: ExactRail, 525 E. 1860 S., Provo, UT 84606; 866-945-1701;

Three white train cars
Magor 4948 “Big John” covered hoppers


  • Wire coupler uncoupling levers, grab irons, brake rods, and level hangers
  • Narrow-style draft box featuring key detail, shank wedges, striker castings, and nut and bolt detail
  • 100-ton American Steel Foundries Ride Control trucks
  • 36” metal wheels
  • Kadee No. 58 couplers

Release date: Available now

Road names: Southern Ry. (Silver with orange lettering and 1974 Dark Sylvan Green repaint. Also offered with New Orleans & Northeastern sublettering and Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific sublettering) and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (1962 as-delivered scheme, two road numbers). Three numbers per scheme unless noted; also available as undecorated kit.

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