Atlas O Premier Rapid Discharge Hopper

The Rapid Discharge Hopper, designed for heavy, dense loads like sand, gravel, limestone, and other aggregates, was designed and built by the Ortner Freight Car Co. (Now part of the TrinityRail® group). Thanks to its steep 60-degree end sheets and Rapid Discharge hopper door system, the car unloads completely in less than 30 seconds without the need for a car shaker. An entire unit train of these cars can be unloaded in 30 to 60 minutes, whereas other unloading systems could take 4 hours or longer. The design has stood the test of time, as these cars are still in service on many railroads nationwide.


  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures:11 1/4” x 2 9/16” x 3 3/8”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves (3-Rail), 24” radius (2-Rail)

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
April 2023
3-Rail MSRP: $84.95 2-Rail MSRP: $89.95
O Rapid Discharge Hopper
3001460 Amtrak (Yellow/Black) 3002460
3001461 Bessemer & Lake Erie (CN) (Black/White) 3002461
3001462 Florida East Coast (Brown/White) 3002462
3001463 GATX (Blue/White) 3002463
3001464 Chessie System* (C&O) (Black/Yellow) 3002464
3001465 Southern Pacific (Red/White) 3002465
*CSX Licensed Product
Officially licensed by Amtrak