Atlas O PRR H21a Hopper

One of the most familiar Pennsylvania Railroad freight cars of all time, the H21a was also the largest single hopper car class on the PRR. With over 39,000 cars built, the H21a had an amazing history of service and longevity with several hundred cars lasting well into the Penn Central era. During the 1940s and early 1950s, these hoppers were leased to both the Norfolk & Western and Virginian railroads. Atlas O's version is realistically duplicated from designs based upon actual historical documentation of the lease agreements.



  • ABS and die-cast construction
  • Extremely accurate 1/4" scale details and dimensions
  • Designed from the actual PRR blueprints
  • Wire handrails and grab irons
  • Accurate painting and printing
  • Die-cast stirrups
  • Operating hopper doors
  • Removable coal load
  • Minimum diameter (3-rail): O-45
  • Minimum radius (2-rail): 24"

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: $74.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $79.95
3001030 Undecorated 3002030
New Paint Schemes!
3001031 PRR Simplified Scheme (Black/White) 3002031
3001032 Penn Central ex-PRR Ore Service (Black/Green/White) 3002032
New Road Numbers!
3001033 Virginian (Brown/White) 3002033
3001034 Norfolk & Western (Brown/White) 3002034
3001035 PRR Keystone "Coal Goes To War" (Brown/White) 3002035
February 2012
3-RAIL MSRP: $64.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $70.95
6776 Pennsylvania (Ball Herald) 7776
6777 Pennsylvania (Shadow Keystone) 7777
6778 Norfolk & Western 7778
6781 Virginian 7781
6782 Pennsylvania (Black) 7782
March 2004
3-RAIL MSRP: $59.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $64.95
6775 Undecorated 7775
6778A Norfolk & Western 7778A
6778B Norfolk & Western 7778B
6779A Penn Central 7779A
6779B Penn Central 7779B
6780 Penn Central MOW 7780
6781A Virginian 7781A
6781B Virginian 7781B