THIS ITEM IS N Scale !!!!! IN STOCK & SHIPS OUT IMMEDIATELY, Unlike Other Dealers Who Take 5 Days or More to Order it Then Ship Out to You a WEEK Later !!!!!Up for your consideration is a Brand NEW, NEW Stock – N Scale BLUFORD SHOPS – Item No. 63072 ( 2-Pack ) Ready-to-Run – 2-Bay War Emergency Composite Open Hopper Cars with Coal Loads Lettered for The ALTON Railroad ( Formerly The CHICAGO & ALTON Railroad ) with the following Road Numbers ALTON # 60683 & # 60020. Model is Fully Assembled and features the following : Ready-To-Run : Magnetic Knuckle Couplers : Fox Valley Models Metal Wheels : Authentic Detailing : Superb Paint & Lettering : For Ages 14 and up. *** ALL ITEMS Will be Shipped out in a Secure Box, NO Padded Mailers like some irresponsible Dealers ***The Alton Railroad received their 750 War Emergency Composite Hoppers from American Car & Foundry in 1944. The 1,000 mile Alton system linked Chicago with St. Louis and Kansas City. The company was established in 1931 under the control of the B&O to take over the assets of the Chicago & Alton. B&O sold their stake in the Alton in 1945 to the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio. The Alton Railroad was merged into the GM&O two years later. This run is available in singles and 2-packs, for a total of 3 different road numbers. War Emergency Composite Hoppers were built during the Second World War with wood siding and slope sheets at the direction of the War Production Board in hopes of saving as much steel as possible for the war effort. The car sides were built with the Pratt truss design using a combination of vertical and diagonal ribs. SHIPPING Outside USA Through eBay’s Global Shipping Program ONLY !!!!! SOLD OUT From MANUFACTURER !!!!!Plus FREE SHIPPING In the USA !!!!! I am Constantly purchasing items DIRECT from the Manufacturers, Wholesale Suppliers, Hobby Store close outs and Overstocks and I am passing the savings on to you. Several of these items are Discontinued and SOLD OUT at The Manufacturers. Don’t miss them again. I have been in the Hobby and Retail sales in this Hobby along with Sports Cards, Coins & Other Collectibles since 1991. I own and operate a Retail Store. Please check my feedback and buy with confidence.Payment methods accepted are PAYPAL ( Immediate Payment is Requested ). S/H for this item will be FREE by USPS First Class Mail. Thank You for viewing my Listings and I hope you find something you like for the price you want to pay. Good Luck and God bless !!!!!Please confirm your shipping address is correct before making payment. If you are purchasing multiple items, please utilize the shopping cart feature and pay for your items with one transaction. This helps to streamline tracking and avoid delays.For all items with a manufacturer warranty, if your new item is damaged or not working, please return to the manufacturer as directed on their warranty statement. If you need a purchase receipt for this purpose, please contact us.