Pink Grain Hopper

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Fred_M, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Remember these pink grain cars? Seen this one today at the MFA plant in Aurora Missouri and snapped a pix of it. It's getting pretty faded. Fred

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    That is the first time i have ever seen a pink grain car.
  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Cool, now I have seen the prototype!

    I have 4 of these hoppers in HO, plus a couple of Klemme, Ralston-Jefferson, and Albert City.

  4. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

    I played little league baseball in Farnhamville, Iowa back in the early 80s. When I saw this car I had to put one on my layout. Farnhamville is a town in the flattest part of Iowa, it has about 150 residents but does have a huge cooperative grain elevator.
  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Funny thing Tom, if you yahoo search Farnhamville in images you get 6 pictures, 3 are of you models. Didn't Athearns offer them in HO? Fred
  6. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

    Mine are MDC. I haven't seen blue box ones. ???
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Now that is getting scary! :eek:

    I have four Farnhamville hoppers. Three are MDC and one is Athearn. The Athearn is part of a ten car set (I think it was 10) of Midwestern Grain Co-op hoppers that were released as Walthers kits. I have several of the cars. Another pink one is the Albert City from that set. I have a couple of Klemme hoppers but without looking I am not sure if they are MDC or Athearn.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I have a pink Klemme that I bought at a flea market. My wife remembers seeing them as a kid in Northwest, IA so she enjoys seeing it on my layout.
    I'd guess its an Athearn.

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  9. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    I plan to take a trip down to the BNSF yard here in Council Bluffs as there is always a long string of grain hoppers lined up to go south to Kansas City. I have spotted several Klemme pink cars and will look for some of the others. Hopefully I'll remember to take the camera along!!

  10. Rusty Spike

    Rusty Spike Member

    I saw a very old and weathered looking pink Klemme hopper yesterday on the DME tracks between Rochester and Mankato. No camera on hand though.

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