Atlas HO FMC 5503 Double Door Box Car

 

Box cars in the past fifty years have generally fallen into one of five distinct frame lengths, 40-, 50-, 52-, 60- and 86-foot. The least common of these is the 52-foot box cars. Although not as numerous as its shorter and longer companions, the 52-foot non-insulated box designs have provided an important role in the lumber industry.

The car is essentially a “stretched” 5277 with one-foot added outside the bolsters giving the car its distinctive overhang. It is equipped with double sliding doors and a cushioned underframe. Southern Pacific was the sole original operator of this design and ordered 700 of these unique looking boxcars split between Southern Pacific (525 cars), Amador Central (75 cars) and the Longview, Portland & Northern (100 cars).

Features:

  • Double Sliding Doors
  • Wire grabs
  • Etched parts
  • Plate C Box Car
  • X-Panel Roof

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Item# Road Name Road Number
February 2017
Standard MSRP: $42.95 Undec MSRP: $33.95
HO FMC 5503 Double Door Box Car
20 004 606 Undecorated -
20 004 607 Amador Central 1019
20 004 595 Amador Central 1030
20 004 596 Amador Central 1052
20 004 597 Amador Central 1075
20 004 598 Longview,  Portland & Northern 52029
20 004 599 Longview,  Portland & Northern 52037
20 004 600 Longview,  Portland & Northern 52073
20 004 601 Longview,  Portland & Northern 52099
20 004 602 Southern  Pacific 246045
20 004 603 Southern  Pacific 246090
20 004 604 Southern  Pacific 246243
20 004 605 Southern  Pacific 246514