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When sitting at a RR crossing as a very long grain hopper freight passed by, to my surprise was 2 blue Pillsbury hoppers in the consist. First time I have ever seen those guys except in the MTH / Lionel catalogs.

It is always interesting when sitting at a RR crossing to see a freight car that has some character to it. Most of todays newer freight cars are plain janes.

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When I was a kid and had all Tyco and Aethern BB rolling stock, I never once saw one of those billboard cars on an actual train.

We had Illinois Central, L&N, and Southern Pacific running through town and never saw one advertising car.
 

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I'd sure like to know where all of those cars were back in the '70's when Tyco and Athearn had a bazzilion of those in their catalogs.
 

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When sitting at a RR crossing as a very long grain hopper freight passed by, to my surprise was 2 blue Pillsbury hoppers in the consist. First time I have ever seen those guys except in the MTH / Lionel catalogs.

It is always interesting when sitting at a RR crossing to see a freight car that has some character to it. Most of todays newer freight cars are plain janes.

Bill
Too bad you weren't able to get a photo of it.
 

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I was sitting at a rail crossing about 6 months ago when this one went by in a train:

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I have an Exact Rail version of this one, Tangent makes it as well.....both are HO scale......
 
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