Full Throttle

33' 2-Bay Rib Woodchip Hoppers

Once considered trash, woodchips morphed into a valuable commodity during the 20th Century. Their use as pulp in paper production, bedding and fill in farm and ranch, mulches for gardening, playground surfacing, forest fire prevention, and not least as an alternate fuel source, propelled them into being a profitable industry. And of course, railroads would be responsible for transporting this modern bounty. What vehicles better than hopper cars to transport it? The lighter weight to volume of woodchips compared to coal or gravel allowed for larger capacity cars, and to achieve this, all manner of hopper extensions were conceived. From wood planking and braced plywood to welded steel and even scrap parts from old or wrecked cars were utilized to increase capacities.

All woodchip hoppers feature custom woodchip loads from Hay Brothers. All cars are equipped with Full Throttle's own Bettendorf trucks, metal wheels and knuckle couplers. Click the product thumbnails for larger images.

FT-2401 Baltimore & Ohio

FT-2401: B&O 320125 & 320128 November 2013

FT-2402 Canadian National

FT-2402: CN 116752 & 116763 December 2013

FT-2403 Southern RR

FT-2403: SOU 111324 & 111327 February 2014

FT-2404 CB&Q

FT-2404: CB&Q 190356 & 190359 September 2015

FT-2407 Maine Central

FT-2407: MEC 1508 &1523 February 2016

FT-2408 ATSF

FT-2408-1: ATSF 180234 & 180247 November 2016

FT-2408-2: ATSF 180238 & 180259 November 2016

FT-2410 Western Maryland

FT-2410: WM 2902 & 2907 October 2015


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