N Scale ATSF - Rd# 179658 - Rel. 5/21
These 100-ton 3-bay open hoppers with rib sides and copper ore load are brown with white lettering and run on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. Built in 1976 for ATSF, these hoppers belonged to Class HT, and were often used to ship copper ore from mines to refining plants. Santa Fe was a large Class 1 railroad founded in 1859 and operated for over 130 years before being merged with Burlington Northern in 1996 to form BNSF.