Atlas O 50 Ton War Emergency Hopper

With the onset of WWII, sheet steel became in short supply due to critical national defense applications. In 1942 the War Production Board authorized the design of seven standard freight cars that would utilize "composite" construction with wood replacing the sheet steel wherever feasible. Saving approximately 2 1/2 tons of steel when compared to all-steel construction, the war emergency hopper was one of the successful designs. Over 11,000 of these hoppers were constructed from 1942 through 1945 and many remained in service either in original form or rebuilt with steel sides, throughout the 1950's and 1960’s.

 

Features:

  • Unique construction in die-cast and ABSFull interior details
  • Accurate trainline details and brake system details
  • Separately-applied grab irons and ladders
  • Sprung hopper doors
  • Removable coal load
  • 50 ton Bettendorf die-cast sprung trucks
  • Die-cast articulated couplers (3-rail)
  • Die-cast scale couplers with internally sprung knuckles (2-rail)
  • 33” scale metal wheels (2-rail)
  • Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-27
  • Minimum radius curve (2-rail): 24”

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
February 2016
3-RAIL MSRP: $62.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $67.95
50 Ton War Emergency Hoppers
3007500 Undecorated 3008500
New Road Numbers!
3007501 Pennsylvania 3008501
3007502 Santa Fe 3008502
New Road Numbers!
3007503 Atlantic Coast Line* 3008503
3007504 Burlington 3008504
3007505 Illinois Terminal 3008505
3007506 Union Pacific 3008506
May 2012
3-RAIL MSRP: $62.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $67.95
50 Ton War Emergency Hoppers
6420 Undecorated 7420
New Road Numbers!
6425 Santa Fe (Freight Car Red/White) 7425
6427 Central of Georgia (Black/White) (Cancelled) 7427
6428 Louisville & Nashville* (Freight Car Red/White) (Cancelled) 7428
6433 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Black/White) 7433
6434 Lehigh Valley (Freight Car Red/White) 7434
6442 Nickel Plate Road (Black/White) 7442
September 2008
3-RAIL MSRP: $54.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $59.95
50 Ton War Emergency Hoppers - New Road Numbers!
6420 Undecorated 7420
6434 Lehigh Valley 7434
50 Ton War Emergency Hoppers - New Paint Scheme!
6442 Nickel Plate Road 7442
Steel Rebuilt War Emergency Hoppers - New Road Numbers!
6436 Undecorated 7436
6437 Baltimore & Ohio* 7437
6438 Chesapeake & Ohio* 7438
February 2007
3-RAIL MSRP: $52.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $57.95
New Road Numbers!
6420 Undecorated 7420
6422 Burlington 7422
6424 Clinchfield* 7424
6426 Virginian 7426
New Road Names!
6433 Chesapeake & Ohio* 7433
6434 Lehigh Valley 7434
6435 Monon* 7435
November 2004
3-RAIL MSRP: $49.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $52.95
New Road Names!
6420 Undecorated 7420
6430 Alton 7430
6431 Ann Arbor 7431
New Road Numbers!
6421 Baltimore & Ohio* 7421
6423 Chesapeake & Ohio* 7423
March 2003
3-RAIL MSRP: $49.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $52.95
6420 Undecorated 7420
6421 Baltimore & Ohio 7421
6423 Chesapeake & Ohio 7423
6427 Central of Georgia 7427
6428 Louisville & Nashville 7428
September 2002
3-RAIL MSRP: $49.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $52.95
6420 Undecorated 7420
6421 Baltimore & Ohio 7421
6422 Burlington 7422
6423 Chesapeake & Ohio 7423
6424 Clinchfield 7424
6425 Santa Fe 7425
6426 Virginian 7426