MTH Premier 70-ton 3-Bay Hopper Car – Chicago North Western

Authorized Retailer Berwyn’s Toys & Trains in Berwyn, Illinois.

  • Road Name: Chicago North Western
  • Road Number: 135298 & 135314
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • High Rail Wheels
  • Delivered November 2021


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  MTH Custom Run / MTH Special Run

Unlike equipment that carried a variety of loads, like boxcars, flatcars, and gondolas, this 3-bay hopper was designed specifically for one cargo: bituminous coal. Its capacity matched the volume of coal that a pair of typical 70-ton freight trucks could carry. And its slope sheets — the angled floors at either end of the car — were set at precisely the angle at which coal would flow easily from its bottom doors. (Covered grain hoppers, for example, require much steeper slope sheets.)

The large 3-bay car was ideal for delivery of bituminous coal to large industrial customers and railroads. In contrast, cleaner-burning anthracite coal, shipped more commonly to small, local coal dealers who served the home heating market, often traveled in smaller 2-bay hoppers.


  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • O Scale Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads 
  • Unit Measures: 11” x 2 5/8” x 3” 
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Additional information


20-97968, Car No. 135298, 20-97969, Car No. 135314


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