Atlas HO Slab Side Covered Hopper

 

The development of the covered hopper car for the transport of bulk commodities for the agricultural, chemical, and construction industries entered a new phase in the late 1940s, when the shops of the Canadian Pacific Railroad introduced a 70-ton, 3000 cubic foot, interior braced hopper with smooth, welded sides similar in appearance to the Canadian offset side open hoppers of the era. This “slab side” design actually maximized the interior width of the car, thereby lowering the center of gravity and improving tracking stability. Cars of this design were produced from 1950-1964 by National Steel Car Company, Canadian Car and Foundry, Marine Industries, and even Montreal Locomotive Works. Over the years of production, a number of different roof hatch arrangements for product loading were available, and the openings along the side sills – an early design change made by CP to give better access to the discharge mechanisms – became standard on all cars produced after 1954. These cars were a common sight on Canadian and US rails through the late 1990s hauling grain, malt, sugar, cement, or even in company sand service. The Atlas model of this distinctive car is available in 6, 8, and 12 hatch versions, with or without the side sill openings.

Features:

  • Highly detailed
  • Prototypically accurate
  • Era-appropriate paint schemes and lettering

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Item# Road Name Road Number
August 2020
Standard MSRP: $54.95 Undec MSRP: $44.95
HO Slab Side Covered Hopper
20 006 354 Undecorated 12 Hatch, closed -
20 006 355 Undecorated 6 hatch, open -
20 006 356 Undecorated 8 hatch, round, open -
20 006 357 CN (Delivery - 12 Hatch) (Red/White) 113193
20 006 358 CN (Delivery - 12 Hatch) (Red/White) 113220
20 006 359 CN (Delivery - 12 Hatch) (Red/White) 113241
20 006 360 CN (Noodle - 12 Hatch) (Gray/Red) 355151
20 006 361 CN (Noodle - 12 Hatch) (Gray/Red) 355196
20 006 362 CN (Noodle - 12 Hatch) (Gray/Red) 355258
20 006 363 CN (6 Hatch) (Gray/Red) 352180
20 006 364 CN (6 Hatch) (Gray/Red) 352230
20 006 365 CN (6 Hatch) (Gray/Red) 352466
20 006 366 CP (6 Hatch) (Black/Red/White) 380307
20 006 367 CP (6 Hatch) (Black/Red/White) 380606
20 006 368 CP (6 Hatch) (Black/Red/White) 380621
20 006 369 CP (8 Hatch) (Black/Red/White) 381277
20 006 370 CP (8 Hatch) (Black/Red/White) 381306
20 006 371 CP (8 Hatch) (Black/Red/White) 381317
20 006 372 THB (Black/White) 2844
20 006 373 THB (Black/White) 2845
20 006 374 THB (Black/White) 2850