Atlas N 50' Single Sheathed Box Car

In the years immediately following World War I, America’s railroads required larger capacity enclosed freight cars to haul bulky loads such as furniture, large machinery, and the increasingly popular automobile from their points of manufacture to destinations across the country. The fifty foot composite “auto” boxcar, consisting of steel framing with wood sheathing and having large door openings of at least 12 feet and 10 feet of interior height was a perfect fit for those railroads, mostly western and southern, that did not have the clearance restrictions imposed initially by the tunnels and existing trackwork of the northeast. These forerunners to the modern enclosed autorack were frequently reconfigured throughout their lifetimes, and could be found with a mixed variety of features, such as Evans autoloader racks, different side door styles, optional “drive in” end doors, roof designs and overall height to enable the rapid loading and unloading of not only automobiles, but whatever commodity the railroad required.

 

Features:

  • Available in end-door or standard end configurations
  • Crisp painting and printing
  • Separately applied side door
  • Free rolling trucks
  • Knuckle couplers

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Item# Road Name Road Number
April 2019
MSRP: $29.95
N 50' Single Sheathed Box Car - New Model!
50 004 985 Undecorated -
50 004 986 ATSF (Brown/White) 66626
50 004 987 ATSF (Brown/White) 66638
50 004 988 ACY (Brown/White)† 3808
50 004 989 ACY (Brown/White)† 3819
50 004 992 Texas and Pacific (Brown/White) 70425
50 004 993 Texas and Pacific (Brown/White) 70474
50 004 994 Texas and Pacific (Brown/White)† 70754
50 004 995 Texas and Pacific (Brown/White)† 70775
50 004 996 Missouri Pacific (Brown/White)+ 89060
50 004 997 Missouri Pacific (Brown/White)+ 89069
50 004 998 Missouri Pacific (Brown/White)† 89160
50 004 999 Missouri Pacific (Brown/White)† 89169
50 005 000 Western Pacific (Brown/White) 12124
50 005 001 Western Pacific (Brown/White) 12148
50 005 002 Western Pacific (Brown/White)† 13042
50 005 003 Western Pacific (Brown/White)† 13048
50 005 004 Great Northern (Red/Black/White) 41744
50 005 005 Great Northern (Red/Black/White) 41747
†Model has end doors
+Prototype had wooden doors