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Quick Look: Atlas O 55-ton coal hopper

Read this review from the March 2018 Model Railroader
RELATED TOPICS: FREIGHT CARS | CARS - FREIGHT | O SCALE
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Atlas O 55-ton coal hopper

One of the enduring freight-car designs is the United States Railroad Administration’s 55-ton hopper. It’s also back on the Atlas O roster in several new road names.

Designed at the close of World War I and produced into the 1930s, these hoppers formed the backbone of many railroads’ coal-hauling operations. In all, more than 20,000 were produced.

The Atlas O model features a plastic body on a die-cast metal frame. It has separately applied wire grab irons, brake gear, and die-cast metal stirrups. The unloading doors open and snap shut thanks to discreetly placed springs.

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