Atlas O 3001719 - 42' Coil Steel Car "US Steel"
- Road Name: US Steel
- System: 3-Rail
- Product Line: Atlas O
- Scale: O Scale
- Estimated Release: 4th Quarter 2016
Four road numbers are available per road name.
- Prototypical painting and lettering
- See-through walks
- Removable hood
- Inside floor detail
- Includes 4 coils (2 small & 2 large)
The increased volume of coiled steel transportation gave rise to a new purpose-built freight car. Previously rolls of coiled-steel had generally traveled in specially equipped gondola cars. In the 1960s a lighter type of car emerged specifically for hauling coils of steel in an integral trough. The car type gained popularity and eventually over 17,000 cars were built. Atlas’ model replicates a 42’ design with a distinctive fishbelly side sill.
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