Covered hoppers are a relatively new car family. The AAR considered these “special” cars until the 1980’s when they finally got their own car type code category. These early covered hopper designs were built primarily for more efficient cement loading and unloading (previously cement was bagged and placed in box cars). This two-bay covered hopper car design was built by Pullman-Standard starting in the late 1940s with production continuing into the 1950s. This car features eight round roof hatches for quick loading. Two large gravity gates were used to discharge the commodity as quickly as possible. Capacity is rated at 2,003 cubic foot.
The Atlas HO TRAINMAN Line is a completely new category of affordable, scale, prototypical locomotives and rolling stock designed for ease of use with any HO scale layout. Fully assembled and ready-to-run, these quality products were designed and produced using the latest engineering software and steel molds. They are built for model railroaders who expect smooth, reliable operation with consistent performance.
Each Atlas HO TRAINMAN Rolling Stock features: true scale dimensions with accurate details, weighted & detailed underframes, equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers, trucks equipped with free-rolling metal wheels and prototypical painting & lettering.
For use on an HO scale train track.