Production Model: Central of Georgia Railway hopper car with optional die-cast 3-rail trucks and coal load.
Another Collectible formerly available from
Buffalo Creek Graphics
Central of Georgia Railway (CG)
2-Bay, Steel, Offset-side, 50-Ton Coal Hopper Car
- TRUE Limited Edition: only 33 sets = 99 cars produced.
- Project date: 10-2007.
- Sold out 3-23-2008 -- no longer available.
- Accurately modeled in 1:48 O Scale.
- Custom decorated by Hayter-Weaver Inc. for CGRHS and Buffalo Creek Graphics on Weaver Models car bodies.
- Prototypically accurate lettering and graphics.
- Road numbers issued: 21800, 21825, 21889.
- Black body, white lettering.
- Prototype built date: 1-45
- TrainResource.com Historical Notes. Also, see below.
"These models represent the 100 steel hoppers in the 21800-21899 number series that Central bought in 1945 to haul coal for company service from mines in the Birmingham area. Prototype cars were 33 feet long and ten feet, four inches wide. Rated coal capacity was 50 tons. The 1948 CofGa official list shows all 100 were in service at that time." Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society
However, there was not, and is not, very much coal mined in Georgia, compared to other states. It appears from a geology map formerly found on the Internet that the Central of Georgia originated coal in the northwestern part of Georgia, as well as in the Birmingham, Alabama, area. Some of this coal may have gone to steel mills in Birmingham. Today's coal-fired power plants in Georgia probably get most of their coal from Wyoming.
This page is current as of 3.23.2008.