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ARI 5200 Hopper Car – CIT Equipment Finance

$59.99

List price: 65.99

GRAY BODY – WEST CENTRAL – SOYPLUS

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ARI 5200 Hopper Car – CIT Equipment Finance

American Railcar Industries (ARI) was founded in 1994 through the acquisition of the railcar component manufacturing and maintenance units of American Car & Foundry (ACF). In 2005, ARI began manufacturing 5200 cubic foot, 3-bay hopper cars for Union Pacific under their CMO (former CNW) reporting marks since UP had more cars than available numbers for this car order. The design followed close ties to former ACF hopper car products. UP under the Chicago Heights Terminal Transfer RR (CHTT) placed another order in 2006, as did CIT Group for ownership and for leasing operations. Kansas City Southern Railway placed a substantial order of these cars in 2007, choosing to bring back the Southern Belle paint scheme, creating a stunning black/red/yellow/gray combination of colors. UP again placed another car order in 2014, choosing to bring these cars out with UP reporting marks, having divested some older cars from the fleet. These cars are very recognizable by such spotting features as the triple-ribbed top sill on the main body, two vertical end supports toward the middle of the end panels, and a narrow drop sill on the bottom ends of the car which provide a distinct difference from other cars similar in style. Some of the car owners had the cars fitted with pneumatic impactors on one end to help flow products out of the car. Four different roof loading hatch variants were used on these cars. In 2019, ARI was acquired from ITE Management by The Greenbrier Companies.

DETAILING THE DIFFERENCES

Loading Hatch Configuration Version

Each owner of the ARI hopper cars had differing requirements for roof loading hatch styles.  Classonemodelworks.com provides the proper roof  loading hatch variant for each car owner, verified through photos and aerial photography.  The car owners that have been selected represent four different variants, and we have provided them all.

UNSURPASSED VISUAL PRESENTATION

Sharp And Accurate Paint And Lettering

Classonemodelworks.com provides accurate paint and lettering taken from photographs of the prototype, and numbering that matches the class numbers for each operator or railroad.  Our hopper cars come with the correct body color and decoration schemes used by each car owner.  All lettering on the car accurately reflects the prototype markings of each car.

Engineering for quality

Accurately Dimensioned

These hopper cars have been accurately reproduced from prototype drawings and hand-measured field dimensions of the prototype cars, right down to every visible detail.  Classonemodelorks.com stands for accuracy and we strive to provide that with every model we produce.

Realism realized in scale

Accurate Body Style and Fine Details

Classonemodelworks.com believes in providing models that accurately depict the prototype equipment.  Keeping that as our core, we are proud to provide highly-detailed car ladders, brake gear and piping, and we even include body side impactors if the owner had them provided on its car.