- Product: Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4427 “High Side” Covered Hopper
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent 100-Ton N-11 Roller Bearing
- Wheels: CNC-Machined 36″ Wheels
During the 1960s, railcar builders experimented with covered hopper designs to satisfy the evolving needs of shippers as they moved away from forty-foot box cars to bulk transport railcars. Pullman’s PS-2 design evolution continued in 1966 when the “Low Side” 4427 was replaced with the “High Side” version. The 4427 “High Side” was visually distinctive with its high slope bays and center of gravity, which sped the unloading process of bulk commodities. The “High Side” 4427 included 13 exterior side posts, similar to its sister car design, the PS-2 4740, which had 16 side posts. Both designs were introduced in 1966, and 4427 “High Side” production ended in 1971 after delivery of approximately 12,000 cars. Why did Tangent do this car, and not the XYZ ABCD covered hopper? Our answer is simple. We have a penchant for doing Pullman-Standard covered hoppers correctly. You will also note some of our paint scheme collections are in territory where decals do not even exist. And finally, for our personal modeling, we want a “family” Pullman appearance among our models, just like the prototypes. We hope you will too.