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An O scale open top steel wagon model painted grey. The model is an Erie Railroad Hopper. The wagon has two bogies and four shoots on the underside of the model.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways model Wagon
H75 x W220 x D65mm
Media/Materials description
E R I E \ ERIE (inside diamond shaped logo) \ E R I E \ 21830 \ CAPY 140000 \ LD LMT 158200 \ LT WT 51800 \ NEW 2-57 \ BUILT BY \ PULLMAN STANDARD \ CAR MFG CO \ BUTLER, PA. \ BUILT 2-57 \ SILICA \ SAND \ RPKD 9-1-59 \ ERIE RR \ EXW 10-3 H 12-3 \ EW 9-8 H 12-6 \ CU FT 2003
ERIE \ 21830
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
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