Atlas HO 50' Double Door Box Car

 

Before the advent of specialty car types (such as covered hoppers and auto racks), nearly every type of product was shipped in a box car. 50’ Box Cars gained popularity in the late 1930s as they offered additional space for bulkier freight vs. the then-common 40’ car. Single door versions would become most common, although many double door cars would be constructed to assist with the handling of bulkier freight such as automobiles, furniture and lumber. In fact, many railroads classified double door box cars as “automobile cars” or “furniture cars” in deference to their specialized service. Double door box cars typically had reinforced flooring to handle the weight of heavier loads and the equipment used during the loading and unloading process.

Features:

  • State of the art highly detailed tooling
  • Add-on ladders, grabs and detail parts
  • Early or late Improved Dreadnaught, “Dartnot” and Despatch ends
  • Diagonal panel (DP), overhanging DP or Despatch roofs
  • Correct fishbelly design side sills
  • 7’ and 8’ Youngstown doors over a 15’ door opening
  • Fully detailed underframe
  • Free rolling trucks with metal wheelsets
  • Prototypical paint schemes

Check availability of this product on the Atlas Online Store

Item# Road Name Road Number
April 2017
Standard MSRP: $39.95 Undec MSRP: $28.95
HO 50' Double Door Box Car
20 002 494 Undecorated -
New Paint Schemes!
20 004 407 Detroit Toledo & Ironton (Brown/White/Black) 13651
20 004 408 Detroit Toledo & Ironton (Brown/White/Black) 13857
20 004 409 Detroit Toledo & Ironton (company service) (Blue/White/Orange) 99762
20 004 410 Erie (Brown/Black/White) 65587
20 004 411 Erie (Brown/Black/White) 65634
20 004 412 Erie (Brown/Black/White) 65703
20 004 413 Grand Trunk Western (Brown/White) 596294
20 004 414 Grand Trunk Western (Brown/White) 596388
20 004 415 Grand Trunk Western (Brown/White) 596431
20 004 416 Kansas City Southern (Brown/White) 20922
20 004 417 Kansas City Southern (Brown/White) 20958
20 004 418 Kansas City Southern (Brown/White) 20987
20 004 419 Southern Pacific (Brown/White/Black) 210931
20 004 420 Southern Pacific (Brown/White/Black) 211044
20 004 421 Southern Pacific (Brown/White/Black) 211119
20 004 422 Wabash (NJI&I) (Brown/White) 3309
20 004 423 Wabash (NJI&I) (Brown/White) 3331
20 004 424 Wabash (NJI&I) (Brown/White) 3376
March 2015
Standard MSRP: $35.95 Undec MSRP: $29.95
HO 50' Double Door Box Car
20 002 494 Undecorated -
New Paint Schemes!
20 003 312  Frisco (Brown/White/Black) 7004
20 003 313 Frisco (Brown/White/Black) 7090
20 003 314 Maine Central (Orange/Green) 9008
20 003 315 Maine Central (Orange/Green) 9044
20 003 316 Monon* (Brown/White) 1439
20 003 317 Monon* (Brown/White) 1433
20 003 318 New York Central* (Green/Black/White) 43663
20 003 319 New York Central* (Green/Black/White) 43630
20 003 320 Santa Fe (Brown/White) 42722
20 003 321 Santa Fe (Brown/White) 42759
20 003 322 Southern Pacific (Brown/White) 192866
20 003 323 Southern Pacific (Brown/White) 192862
September 2013
Standard MSRP: $32.95 Undec MSRP: $26.95
HO 50' Double Door Box Car
20 002 494 Undecorated -
20 002 495 New Haven (Orange/Black/White) 40506
20 002 496  New Haven (Orange/Black/White) 40509
20 002 497 Maine Central (Green/Gold) 9000
20 002 498 Maine Central (Green/Gold) 9006
20 002 499 Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic (Brown/Black/White) 15510
20 002 500 Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic (Brown/Black/White) 15599
20 002 501 Union Pacific (Yellow/Silver) 300012
20 002 502 Union Pacific (Yellow/Silver) 300014
20 002 503 Cotton Belt (Brown/White/Blue) 47524
20 002 504 Cotton Belt (Brown/White/Blue) 47538
20 002 505 Canadian National (Brown/White) 551009
20 002 506 Canadian National (Brown/White) 551188