Atlas O 3002172 - Premier - PS-2CD High Side Hopper "Stetson Chemicals" (TLDX) 2-Rail

Atlas O 3002172 - Premier - PS-2CD High Side Hopper "Stetson Chemicals" (TLDX) 2-Rail

SKU: AO-3002172
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Product Information

Announced Date: April 2022
Released Date: Est. 4th Quarter 2022
Individually Boxed: N/A
  • Road Name: Stetson Chemicals
  • Road Number: 7734, 7760
  • Product Line: Atlas O Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • System: 2-Rail
  • Estimated Release: Est. 4th Quarter 2022
  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures: 14” x 2 11/16” x 3 13/16”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

            In 1966, Pullman Standard introduced an updated version of its’ successful 4,427 cubic foot center discharge covered hopper. This “high side” hopper design moved the bottom of the sides upward for better access to the hopper discharge area and sloped the hoppers more sharply to facilitate faster and more complete unloading of less dense materials such as grain or ash while also including the larger long trough hatches which were highly suited to loading these commodities. These changes also made the cars lighter than their predecessors, and they were less expensive to make, which was important for what was at the time a very specialized freight car. Over 12,000 of the “high side” design car were built between 1966 and 1971, being both purchased outright by the railroads and private owners, or supplied by Pullman Standard as lease cars primarily in the grain, malt and lighter bulk chemical industries.

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