Conrail (CR) 959H “Repaint 1976” DSI 4700 Covered Hopper


  • Product: DSI 4700 Covered Hopper System
  • Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
  • Truck: Tangent 100-ton Barber S-2 trucks with rotating bearing caps
  • Wheels: CNC-Machined 36″ Wheels

– Conrail (CR) 959H “Repaint 1976” illustrates Despatch Shops Incorporated’s take on the GATC 4700 design.  DSI built 400 Lot 959-H clones in 1965 that share the GATC “look” except for one major feature:  DSI applied a welded roof vs. the standard GATC ribbed roof.  Yes, Tangent duplicated this feature with a specific DSI roof for the Lot 959-H, including the DSI weld and rivet detail.  This model replicates ex-NYC cars that have received 1976 Conrail oxide paint.  Conrail continued to use these interior-lined cars in grain service and fitted the cars with Keystone “Portloc” gravity gates.  This CR model inherits its former-NYC details including the high-mount brake gear and Morton brake step.  The cars also kept their high-mount retainer.  All those little Conrail paint details are present, like the accurate early “CONRAIL” under the logo, accurate CR ACI label, and accurate ex-NYC number stencils on the top right of the car side.  Of course, Tangent applied white road numbers to the black 100-ton Barber S-2 trucks, matching Conrail prototype practice.

Details Price QTY

SKU: 28113-01
Number: #886361

SKU: 28113-02
Number: #886374

SKU: 28113-03
Number: #886389

SKU: 28113-04
Number: #886402

SKU: 28113-05
Number: #886421

SKU: 28113-06
Number: #886444

Additional information

Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3.75 × 1.75 in