Broadway Limited Imports Norfolk and Western H2a Hoppers

N Scale Freight Cars

Norfolk and Western H2a hoppers: On the Norfolk & Western, hopper cars were the most common type of freight car on the list—a roughly 4 to 1 ratio of hopper cars to all other cars combined. The H2a 3-Bay Hopper was the most common type and was numbered 15,500 to 25,499; 26,000 – 26,999; 28,500 – 29,999; and 31,000 – 31,999. This is an impressive class. Norfolk & Western also leased these hopper cars to Pennsylvania RR and Baltimore & Ohio where they were painted in their respective schemes.

Norfolk & Western H2a N Scale Hoppers from BLI.

In this production run we offer models of three Norfolk & Western paint schemes, one Pennsylvania RR scheme and one Baltimore & Ohio scheme. We’re also building model H2a cars painted in the liveries of four other major railroaders who had similar cars, and we’ve built four fantastic models that will add some fun to your layout.

Model hopper cars come fully assembled and decorated. Each 2-pack contains two separate cars with different road numbers. Click here to learn more about these hoppers.


  • Plastic body (ABS) with ABS chassis
  • Milled metal wheels and axles for ultra-smooth movement without friction
  • Detailed underbody
  • Removable coal load
  • Detailed interior
  • Operating Joint Couplers
  • Will work on Code 55, 70 and 80 rails
  • Minimum operating radius: 9 inches
  • Sold in a pack of two
  • Available December 2022

Road names: Norfolk & Western (three paint schemes); Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Baltimore and Ohio; Chesapeake and Ohio; Chessie System with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting brands; Pennsylvania RR; and western Maryland. Fantastic Schemes: Appalachian Bituminous, Consolidated Power & Light, Peabody Coal Co., and Stocking Lump Coal Distributors (green and red, two route numbers per scheme). Four numbers per drawing, unless otherwise specified.

Price: $54.99

Maker: Broadway Limited Imports, LLC is the world’s leading producer of premium quality HO and N scale model trains. BLI is proud to present Paragon4 – The new benchmark for locomotives equipped with premium HO sound. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL NEW Paragon4 sound and control system. Every Paragon4 locomotive comes with BLI’s own built-in DCC decoder installed from the factory. Paragon4 locomotives offer dual-mode DC and DCC operation with superb rear EMF motor control, improved DC motor control, integrated capacitor block for more reliable electrical pickup, industry’s best built-in sound with the Rolling Thunder functionality, Pro lighting mode for prototype light control, Switcher model for precise control at low speeds, recordable DCC operation for automated playback and the same excellent level of detail as the Paragon3 series models from Broadway Limited.

Reproduced from Broadway Limited Imports Press Release April 24, 2022

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