Rock Island “Original 5-73” PS4750 Covered Hopper
- Product: Pullman-Standard PS-2CD 4750 Covered Hopper
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent 100-Ton N-11 Roller Bearing
- Wheels: CNC-Machined 36″ Wheels
Rock Island (RI) “Original 5-73” in the original gray scheme with the “ROCK ISLAND” slanted stenciling spelled out along the top of the car. These 1973-delivered cars from lot 9662 are gorgeous. They feature the yellow paint highlights on the jacking pads, rooftop grab irons, and WARNING stencil. Like most of the schemes offered in this production, these represent the first PS4750s Rock Island ordered, and the only PS4750s to bear RI initials – the later-delivered cars (which Tangent has already offered) were delivered with ROCK reporting marks. These stunners wandered far from home rails, and virtually the entire series became the CNW 752500-752999 series. We offer “banditized” versions of those cars as well with this production run; see the next entry. These replicas are available with 12 road numbers. Now is your chance to fill in your Rock Island roster!