Atlas O Premier 8,000 Gallon Tank Car

For most of the steam and early diesel eras, tank cars followed a standard design: an 8,000-11,000 gallon tank perched on a flatcar-like underframe. Beginning in the mid-1950s, however, a new design took hold: the tank itself became the structural backbone of the car, eliminating the need for a full-length underframe and making bigger tank diameters possible. But not every shipper needed the much larger capacities that the new tank cars offered. Hence the advent of these “beer can” tank cars in the mid-1960s, with capacities similar to pre-war tankers. They proved ideal for customers who didn’t want larger shipments, and also for transporting a wide variety of heavier, denser liquids including industrial acids and foodstuffs. For modelers, they’re an ideal counterpoint to longer cars in a modern freight train.

Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jax, Schlitz, Stroh’s, Lone Star, Olympia & Primo and related marks, logos and designs are intellectual property of PBC and are used with permission by Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc. © 2020, All rights reserved.


  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures: 9 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 3 7/8
  • Operates On O-27 Curves

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
October 2023
3-RAIL MSRP: $79.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $84.95
New Paint Schemes!
3001629 CGTX (Black/White/Blue) 3002629
3001630 GATX "Service Driven" (Black/White/Blue) 3002630
3001631 Hooker Chemicals (GATX) (Orange/White/Black) 3002631
3001632 Southern Star Lard (GATX) (Silver/Red/Black) 3002632
3001633 UTLX (White/Black) 3002633
3001634 Wyandotte Chemicals (SHPX) (Blue/Yellow/White) 3002634
Two road numbers are available per road name.
3-Rail Item# Road Name
June 2021
3-RAIL MSRP: $89.95
New Atlas O Model!
3004845 BEER (Generic) (White/Black)
3004846 Jax (Red/Yellow)
3004847 Lone Star (Red/White)
3004848 Olympia "Little Oly" (White/Gold)
3004849 Pabst Blue Ribbon (White/Red/Blue)
3004850 Primo (Yellow/Blue/Red)
3004851 Schlitz (Red/White/Gold)
3004852 Stroh's (Blue/Red/Gold)
Two road numbers are available per road name.