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PD3000 Covered Hopper

Spring Mills Depot is proud to announce our 3rd car!

All new tooling for a signature car!!!

Once again Spring Mills Depot is going full tilt
on a project car. If you can't do it right, why do it?

Use the menu on the right to view various items about our model.

March 1971 is the earliest build date we have found for the PD3000. NACC built the PD3000 cars to carry a variety of bulk powdered commodities that are sensitive to moisture or that must be kept clean and free from outside contaminants. Some materials include bentonite, calcium carbonate, caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), cement, fly ash, lime, limestone pellets, salt, sand, and talc just to name a few.

Pressure discharge cars use compressed air to unload their contents. Just above each discharge pipe connection is the air inlet connection. Air is pumped into the car to force the contents out the discharge pipes. The materials are often transferred to a receiving silo or hopper. In today's world of intermodal transload facilities, unloading a PD3000 into one or more pressure discharge type highway trailers is a common practice.

Spring Mills Depot is proud to be able to offer all of these variations:
- 3 different body styles
- 4 different phases (1a, 1b, 2, 3)
- 3 different ends
- 2 different styles of roofwalks
- 22 different paint schemes
- 3 different gauge housings (plus open and closed versions)

The models have the correct outside corner posts, end panels, horizontal weld seems, vertical weld seams and car pull holes based on the period and paint scheme.  The cars have wire grabs, metal wheels, etched metal roof walks, screw-in coupler pocket covers, and Kadee® couplers.
MSRP: $54.95