Atlas O Trainman® 52'6" 70 Ton War Emergency Gondola

In the early 1940s, WWII was in full swing and materials were in short supply. This left the nation’s railroads in a state of disarray, as many of the materials normally used for freight cars was redirected for wartime usage. The concept was to substitute wood for steel, wherever possible. This resulted in cars having a half wood, half steel structure. The Atlas O 52’6” 70-Ton War Emergency Gondola captures the look and feel of the composite gondolas right down to the texture of the wood along the sides.



  • O-42 minimum (3-Rail)
  • Scaled from prototype blueprints
  • Fully detailed Ajax brake system
  • Separately applied brake wheel
  • Movable drop ends

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
July 2017
3-RAIL MSRP: $56.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $59.95
Atlas O Trainman®52'6" 70 Ton War Emergency Gondola
2002800 Undecorated 2002850
2002801 Grand Trunk Western (Brown/White) 2002851
2002802 Indiana Harbor Belt (Brown/White) 2002852
2002803 Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 2002853
2002804 Pennsylvania (Freight Car Red/White) 2002854
2002805 Santa Fe (Mineral Brown/White) 2002855