DTS 2080

DTS 2080D&TS 2080: This car highlights what can be done to a decorated Intermountain covered hopper kit to make the details closer to the prototype. Railway Prototype Cyclopedia 28 describes these cars as being built by GATC to the ACF design with a Type 1b roof and locking bars. There are two latches on each hatch cover and two locking bars per side. Since the CB&Q cars do not use the Intermountain roof, there are plenty of latches and locking bars left over to create these cars. The old latches were carefully shaved off and the new ones added with paint that closely matches the original. The trucks were changed out to Proto2000 National B-1. With some chalk mark decals and a little weathering, the car was ready for service.