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HO Scale Freight Car
GLa 2-Bay Hopper

56201
56235

History:  In 1898, Pressed Steel Car Co. built the first all-steel hopper car designated the GL. The Pennsylvania Railroad would purchase several thousand of this design. Due to production backlogs at P.S.C.Co. and flaws in the initial design, the Penny came up with its own all-steel, bottom-discharge hopper car in 1904 designated the GLa. Approximately 30,000 GLa?s were produced between 1904 and 1920. The Pennsy also built Gla?s for numerous coal companies who were anxious for the well-built and reasonably priced cars. Until the 1960?s, this design was one of the three most numerous classes of PRR freight cars. Although by this time, these cars began to rapidly disappear from the PRR roster, a few made it into the Penn Central and even Conrail rosters, lasting into the early 1980?s.

The history of the Pennsylvania Railroad rolling stock lettering is as follows:
January, 1930 Circle Keystone Lettering was applied.
June, 1954 Shadow Keystone lettering was applied.
July, 1956 Plain Keystone (black car) was applied.
Early 1960's PRR Initials started.

Kit Includes:  One piece plastic molded body, underframe, brake wheel, air reservoir, brake cylinder, control valve, X2f and McHenry KS couplers, plastic trucks/wheels and steel car weights.  Made in USA.

Associated Equipment Available:  Add coal loads made by Blue Mountain to your hopper car rolling stock. Two loads are included in each package.

PriceDescriptionPart #
* n.a.   COAL LOAD BOWSER GLA 2BAY HOPPER 30-65

Ordering:  You can order any quantity. Different road numbers are available indicated by the following keys in the "Description": we have 3 road numbers available if the first letter is a plus sign [+] and we have 12 road numbers if the first letter is an asterisk [*] .

Listing of Available Models and Associated Car Numbers:  The list below identifies the cars and roadnames that are currently available.  Underlined part numbers have pictures available for you to see on-line by clicking on part number.  Please note that each production run of a roadname uses a new series of car numbers.  We do not re-use a previous numbering series for any subsequent production run.  Thus, we only can fill orders for the most current production run and associated numbering series.   Please refer to our list of GLa 2-Bay Hopper car numbers that have be used and the current numbers which are available.

6 New Road Names

Part #DescriptionPrice
1-56234  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper Buffalo & Rochester & Pittsburgh * n.a.
1-56235  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper C&O * n.a.
1-56236  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper Rutland * n.a.
1-56237  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper PSM Co * n.a.
1-56238  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper CI&S * n.a.
1-56239  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper LS & MS * n.a.

Classic Road Names

Part #DescriptionPrice
1-56200  GLA 2 Bay Hopper Undecorated Unpainted * n.a.
1-56201  *GLA 2 Bay Hopper PRR Circle Keystone * n.a.
1-56202  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper PRR SHADOW Keystone * n.a.
1-56203  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper PRR PLAIN Keystone * n.a.
1-56204  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper BERWIND * n.a.
1-56205  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper PRR EARLY LETTERING * n.a.
1-56206  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper PENNSYLVANIA LINES * n.a.
1-56207  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper WESTMORELAND COAL * n.a.
1-56208  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper BERWIND NR&PCCC * n.a.
1-56209  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper BERWIND NRBX * n.a.
1-56210  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper PENN GAS COAL CO. * n.a.
1-56211  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper NATIONAL MINING CO * n.a.
1-56212  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper JAMISON COAL & COKE * n.a.
1-56213  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper Keystone COAL & COKE * n.a.
1-56214  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper PANTHER CREEK BLACK * n.a.
1-56215  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper HC FRICK COKE CO BRO * n.a.
1-56216  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper CANADIAN NAT BROWN * n.a.
1-56217  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper AGS `GUEEN & CRESC` * n.a.
1-56230  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper WESTMORELAND COAL CO * n.a.
1-56231  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper CANADIAN NAT BLACK * n.a.
1-56232  +GLA 2 Bay Hopper BERWIND BLACK * n.a.
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