Since 1982, the BethGon Coalporter has been hauling "black diamonds" across the United States. Tubs below the car lower the center of gravity, providing a smoother ride. Bethgon Coalporters could transport 44,000 pounds of these "black diamonds, " a necessity for the railroad in the era of a coal-driven country; therefore, a need of recycling these cars had to be found!
Since the use of grain for animal feed is popular for farmers in the western part of the United States, Bethgons proved up for the challenge and some were converted for use as a Protein Gondola. Since the load of feed is biodegradable and therefore needs to be delivered as quickly as possible, trains carrying these long loads are given top priority on the rails. Coalporters: The removable coal load lets operators run full or empty between coalmine and terminal. The shock absorber construction and low-flange metal wheels provide smooth operation.
The internal bracing of the tub, close coupling between cars and detail lettering on these cars make them look just like the real equipment. Available in 8 car sets, making it easy for modelers to assemble long unit trains.Designed to complement the Kato SD40-2 Mid Production, SD70ACe, and ES44AC/DC perfectly. Don't miss them again. I have been in the Hobby and Retail sales in this Hobby along with Sports Cards, Coins & Other Collectibles since 1991. I own and operate a Retail Store.
Thank You for viewing my Listings and I hope you find something you like for the price you want to pay. Good Luck and God bless!!!! This helps to streamline tracking and avoid delays. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Freight Cars".The seller is "phschobbies" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Russian Federation.