N Scale Rock Island - Rd# ROCX 15100 - Rel. 7/20
This 100-ton 3-bay open hopper with rib sides and coal load is black with white letting and runs on Bettendorf trucks. Several hundred of these cars were built in the late 1950s and refurbished en-masse in the mid to late 1970s, and were painted in various iterations of the Rock Island paint scheme. This car was lettered for the Rock Island Improvement Company, a private owner/lessor founded to continue some operations after Rock Island entered bankruptcy.