Bowser kits, #691-10900. HO-scale undecorated 70 ton,
14-panel triple bay hoppers. Painted and lettered by Terry E.
Throughout the 1950's and
early 1960's the D&RGW took delivery of 700 70 ton
triple bay open hopper cars in the 17000-17199 and
18500-1899 class series. The 17000 series cars were made by
both General American and Bethlehem Steel Car. The 18000
series were built by Pressed Steel's Mount Vernon Car
Division. These cars were used in Utah coal service. Later,
some were used in limestone service for Geneva Steel.