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The BethGon® Coalporter™

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Eighth Release
Announced:12-01-09
Order By: 12-20-09
ETA: April 2010
Seventh Release
Announced: 03-03-09
Order By: 03-23-09
ETA: Jun/July 2009
Sixth Release
Announced: 07-03-08
Order Due: 07-23-08
ETA: Oct/Nov 2008
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The Johnstown America BethGon® was developed for the power industry in the late 1970s as a more efficient means of transporting large quantities of coal. These high-sided gondolas incorporated a double tub floor design that not only lowered the center of gravity of the loaded car, but also increase the hauling capacity by 21 tons per car. This new design was uniquely suited for use with automated loading and unloading facilities then being developed for use in the coal industry. These improvements in material handling coupled with the use of the BethGon® provided for a quantum increase in efficiency for both the railroads and the power generation industry.

By 1982, with enough cars having been built that if made into a single train they would stretch from Pittsburgh to Chicago, the BethGon® design was granted a patent for this unique railcar. The design has continued to evolve for even greater efficiency. The aluminum version of the BethGon® that is now being delivered to the railroads and power plants effectively lowers the tare weight of this style of car while increasing the payload. With a tare weight of 43,000 pounds and a payload capacity of 244,000 pounds, the BethGon® design is able to carry almost five times its own weight.

BethGon™ Coalporter©

Prototype Information —
Since 1982, the BethGon Coalporter has been hauling "black diamonds" across the United States. The largest selling Coal Gondola in the world, the car's double tub design increases hauling capacity while reducing maintenance requirements. Tubs below the car lower the center of gravity, providing a smoother ride.
With thousands of these cars in service some of these would look good on almost all modern era model railroads.

Model Features —

  1. Removable Loads and Molded Interior Bracing
  2. Close Coupling Knuckle Coupler
  3. Shock Absorber Construction with Low Flange Wheels

    Please note that photos below are pre-production models for illustration purposes only.
Coming to modelers in 8-car sets, Kato's new N-Scale BethGon Coalporter has many exciting features! All cars will be fully decorated with removable coal loads included at no extra cost. Interior bracing allows a new level of realism for those times when your SD70MAC or AC4400CW is pulling "empties." A new feature of these cars is a special shock absorber design to provide reliable operation.
Take special note of the truck location on the cars - the prototype's wheels extend past the car end and we have replicated this appearance. Additionally, all cars will come with a "close coupling" knuckle coupler to maintain a more prototypical appearance between cars. Last, but not least, these cars will come with new low flange wheelsets.
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Ninth Release
Part #: Kat-106-4621 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Mineral Red - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set

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Road #'s:
668504, 668491,668489, 668484,
668477, 668466, 668455, 668704 


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Part #: Kat-106-4622 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Mineral Red - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set

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Road #'s:
668539, 668570, 668632, 668515,
668584, 668607, 668619, 668696   


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Eighth Release
Part #: Kat-106-4619 - Norfolk Southern - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
The Norfolk Southern system's lines extend over 14400 miles in 20 states and the province of Ontario.  They ship bituminous coal primarily from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia mainly to electric generating utilities in the U.S. and Canada.


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Part #: Kat-106-4620 - CSX Transportation - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set

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CSX loads its coal mainly from the Midwest and Southeast. Much of its transported in unit trains to utlities and also to Baltimore, MD, Newsport, VA, and Mobile Alabama for export.


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Seventh Release
Part #: Kat-106-4617 - Union Pacific (UP) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set

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Road #'s
28650, 28729, 29015, 29067,

29103, 29104, 29122, 29300   


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Part #: Kat-106-4618 - Union Pacific "Building America" (CMO) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set

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Road #'s:
288000, 288050, 288090, 288092,
288010, 288175, 288199, 288233


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Sixth Release
Part #: Kat-106-4613 - Burlington Northern (BN) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road #'s:
533537, 533636, 533854, 533857,
533643, 534573, 533651, 533675  


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Part #: Kat-106-4614 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Mineral Red - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road #'s:
668475, 668481, 668501, 668510,
668447,668469, 668795, 668476 


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Part #: Kat-106-4615 - Canadian National (CN) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set

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Road #'s:
193663, 193699,193711, 193742,
193745, 193797, 193800, 193926


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Part #: Kat-106-4616 - BNSF Railway (H3/ Swoosh /Nike/Power Bar/2005 logo) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set

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Road #'s:
670501, 670603, 670790, 670797,
670839, 670854, 671148, 671633  


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Part #: Kat-186-0604 - BNSF Railway (BNSF) (H3 / Swoosh / Nike / Power Bar / 2005 logo) Road #: 671660 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Fifth Release
Part #: Kat-186-0601B - Burlington Northern - Green & Silver - Road #: 533470 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Part #: Kat-186-0601C - Burlington Northern Green & Silver - Road #: 533483 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
See artwork above.


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Part #: Kat-186-0602B - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) (Mineral Red/Silver) - Road #: 668465 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Part #: Kat-186-0602C - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) (Mineral Red/Silver) - Road #: 668470 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
See artwork above.


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Part #: Kat-186-0603B - Canadian National CN Red & Silver - Road #: 193660 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Part #: Kat-186-0603C Canadian National CN Red & Silver - Road #: 193668 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Fourth Release
Part #: Kat-186-0601A Burlington Northern - Green & Silver - Road #: 533412 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Part #: Kat-186-0602A - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) (Mineral Red/Silver) - Road #: 668464 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Part #: Kat-186-0603A Canadian National CN Red & Silver - Road #: 193659 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Release October 2006
Part #: Kat-106-4605 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) (Mineral Red/Silver) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road #'s: 668767, 668667, 668659, 668603, 668541, 668525, 668542, 668474
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Part #: Kat-106-4606 Burlington Northern (BN Green & Silver) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road #'s: 534800, 534795, 534866, 534580, 534834, 534791, 533538, 533443
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Part #: Kat-106-4612 - Canadian National (Red & Silver) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road #'s: 193657, 193703, 193798, 193804, 193684, 193751, 193799, 193870
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Part #: Kat-186-0601 - Burlington Northern (Green & Silver) - Road #: 533704 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Part #: Kat-186-0602 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) (Mineral Red/Silver) - Road #: 668518 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Part #: Kat-186-0603 - Canadian National ( Red & Silver) - Road #: 193742 - Bethgon™ Coalporter© Single Car
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Second Release
Part #: Kat-106-4608 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) Green & Silver - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road #'s: 668329, 668332, 668344, 668361, 668395, 668396, 668401, 668413
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Part #: Kat-106-4609 UP-CMO 8-pk Union Pacific ‡ (CMO Marks) Silver & Yellow Building America - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road #'s: 288169, 288184, 288192, 288206, 288210, 288221, 288230, 288239
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Part #: Kat-106-4610 WEPX 8-pk (Wisconsin Electric) A Kato Special Release Product Silver & Yellow - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set


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Part #: Kat-106-4611 CSXT CSX Transportation † Yellow & Silver - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set


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First Release
Part #: Kat-106-4601 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) (Green/Silver) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road Nos. 668349, 668356, 668362, 668383, 668390, 668405, 668409, 668412
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Part #: Kat-106-4602 CSX ‡ (Silver/Yellow) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road Nos. 379713, 379739, 379742, 379757, 379784, 379791, 379813, 379822
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Part #: Kat-106-4603 Norfolk Southern (Silver/Black) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set


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Part #: Kat-106-4604 Union Pacific † (Silver/Yellow) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set


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Part #: Kat-106-4605 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) (Mineral Red/Silver) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road Nos. 668463, 668500, 668505, 668569, 668631, 668674, 668729, 668760

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Part #: Kat-106-4606 - Burlington Northern (BN) (Silver/Green) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set
Road Nos. 533665, 533696, 533754, 533801, 534299, 534536, 534772, 534785
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Part #: Kat-106-4607 - CHTT (Chicago Heights Terminal Transfer [UP Subsidiary]) - Bethgon™ Coalporter© 8-car set† (Silver/Red)
Road #'s:
503279, 503290, 503302, 503335,
503347, 503403, 503407, 503420  


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† Union Pacific Licensed Product. ‡ CSX Licensed Product.
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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

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