Atlas O 55 Ton Coal Hopper

During World War I, the US railroads experienced a critical equipment shortage due to increased traffic needs. This 55 Ton Hopper Car was one of the body types designed by the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) to relieve this shortage. Built in 1918, 25,000 of these cars were primarily assigned to the great coal-hauling roads of the east and mid-west. The car design was very successful and later became one of the standard cars of the American Railway Association.

 

Features:

  • Die-cast centerbeam and chassis
  • Wire grab irons
  • Die-cast stirrups
  • Opening, sprung hopper doors
  • Die-cast Andrews trucks
  • Prototypical painting and lettering
  • Die-cast articulated couplers with trainline detail (3-Rail)
  • Scale die-cast couplers and 33" wheelsets (2-Rail)
  • Minimum diameter curve (3-Rail): O-31
  • Minimum radius (2-Rail) : 24"

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
October 2016
3-RAIL MSRP: $74.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $79.95
3005800 Undecorated 3006800
New Paint Schemes!
3005811 Boston & Maine 3006811
3005812 Canadian National 3006812
3005813 Kansas Oklahoma & Gulf 3006813
3005814 Virginian 3006814
3005815 Westmoreland Coal Co. 3006815
April 2014
3-RAIL MSRP: $71.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $76.95
3005800 Undecorated 3006800
New Paint Schemes!
3005801 C&O 3006801
3005802 O&W 3006802
3005803 Pennsylvania Lines 3006803
3005804 Southern Pacific 3006804
3005805 Wabash 3006805
June 2010
3-RAIL MSRP: $62.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $67.95
8450 Undecorated 9450
New Road Numbers!
8490 Montour 9490
8493 Montour #15246 & Montour #17144 9493
New Paint Schemes!
8488 Data Only (Red) 9488
8494 CCC&St.L (NYC) 9494
8496 Ford 9496
8497 Missouri Pacific 9497
8498 PMcK&Y (NYC) 9498
8499 Westmoreland Coal Co. 9499
May 2009
3-RAIL MSRP: $62.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $67.95
8450 Undecorated 9450
New Road Numbers!
8466 Public Service 9466
New Paint Schemes!
8488 Data Only 9488
8489 Louisville & Nashville* 9489
8490 Montour 9490
8491 New Haven 9491
8492 Peabody Short Line 9492
Limited Edition 2-Pack
8493 Montour #15041 & Montour #17394 9493
February 2008
3-RAIL MSRP: $57.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $62.95
8450 Undecorated 9450
New Road Numbers!
8452 Lackawanna 9452
New Paint Schemes!
8476 Baltimore & Ohio* 9476
8477 Cincinnati Northern* 9477
8478 Clinchfield* 9478
8479 Michigan Central* 9479
8480 T&OC (NYC)* 9480
February 2006
3-RAIL MSRP: $52.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $57.95
8450 Undecorated 9450
NEW ROAD NUMBERS!
8457 New York Central* 9457
8458 Pennsylvania 9458
NEW PAINT SCHEMES!
8464 Burlington 9464
8465 Jersey Central 9465
8466 Public Service 9466
March 2005
3-RAIL MSRP: $49.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $52.95
8450 Undecorated 9450
8456 Bessemer & Lake Erie 9456
8457 New York Central* 9457
8458 Pennsylvania 9458
8459 Pere Marquette* 9459
8460 Rutland 9460
June 2004
3-RAIL MSRP: $49.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $52.95
8450 Undecorated 9450
8451 Chesapeake & Ohio* 9451
8452 Lackawanna 9452
8453 New Haven 9453
8454 NYC* 9454
8455 Pittsburgh & Shawmut 9455