Atlas O Trinity 5161 cu. ft. Covered Hoppers

In 1995, Trinity Industries introduced a new center-sill design covered hopper car designed primarily for grain transport. The new design was visually quite different - this one featured curved sides versus previously familiar rib-sided design adopted from Pullman-Standard. The new 5161 cubic-foot capacity design along with the recently introduced allowable 286,000 lbs GRL (Gross Rail Loading) brought a new standard to the industry (Trinity's competition were ACF and Thrall).

Initial deliveries went to Trinity's leasing component and to ADM Transportation, a large private company heavily invested in grain products. Within months, deliveries to the other “grain” companies began rolling down the steel rails. Eventually, the traditional grain railroads jumped in on the game with BNSF leading the pack.
The 5161 grain variants have long trough hatches usually broken into sections for easy opening. The outlets on grain cars are usually gravity-only and vary by manufacturer. Fixed shaker brackets can be found on the hopper sides.

However, not all the 5161s are for grain-products. BNSF has a good-sized fleet of cars used for sugar transport that feature round-hatches in elongated hatches, gravity-pneumatic gates and have special interior lining. Other variations include round-hatch only cars for chemical transport and cars being used for the potash and fertilizer industry.

Currently, the design is still in production with over 27,000 units being delivered and this model stands as being the most popular grain car in today's market.

 

Features:

  • Road name specific details
  • Metal stirrups and grab irons
  • Trucks have rotating bearing caps
  • Etched-metal roof walk and safety platforms
  • Different hatch styles as appropriate per road name
  • Die-cast trucks and couplers
  • Authentically detailed paint schemes
  • Length: Approx. 14.5"
  • Height: Approx. 3.9"
  • Minimum diameter curve (3-Rail): O-54
  • Minimum radius (2-Rail) : 36"

Please note: Atlas "O" scale couplers can also be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
December 2017
3-RAIL MSRP: $114.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $119.95
New Paint Schemes!
3001134 Alaska Railroad 3002134
3001135 Chessie System 3002135
3001136 Chicago Freight Car 3002136
3001137 Conrail 3002137
3001138 Southern Pacific 3002138
November 2015
3-RAIL MSRP: $109.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $114.95
New Road Numbers!
3001113C BNSF 3002113C
New Paint Schemes!
3001126 CSX* 3002126
3001127 Iowa Interstate 3002127
3001128 Rio Grande++ 3002128
June 2014
3-RAIL MSRP: $96.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $99.95
New Road Numbers
3001102 BNSF 3002102
3001104 CPR (SOO) 3002104
3001115 Norfolk Southern 3002115
3001116 Union Pacific (CHTT) 3002116
March 2013
3-RAIL MSRP: $89.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $94.95
New Road Numbers
3001102 BNSF 3002102
New Paint Schemes
3001122 Grupo Vitro (Cancelled) 3002122
3001120 KYLE 3002120
3001121 Union Pacific (UP) 3002121
September 2011
3-RAIL MSRP: $84.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $90.95
3001100 Undecorated 3002100
New Road Numbers
3001104 CPR (SOO) 3002104
New Paint Schemes
3001113 BNSF 3002113
3001114 Cargill CGEX 3002114
3001115 Norfolk Southern 3002115
3001116 UP (CHTT) 3002116
April 2010
3-RAIL MSRP: $82.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $87.95
3001100 Undecorated 3002100
New Road Numbers
3001102 BNSF 3002102
New Paint Schemes
3001107 CSX* 3002107
3001108 DM&E 3002108
3001109 GATX 3002109
3001110 Southern Illinois Railcar 3002110
3001111 Union Pacific (CMO) 3002111
July 2009
3-RAIL MSRP: $79.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $84.95
3001100 Undecorated 3002100
3001101 AGP 3002101
3001102 BNSF 3002102
3001103 Boraxo 3002103
3001104 CPR (SOO) 3002104
3001105 Illinois Central 3002105
3001106 NAHX 3002106