The ACF 5701 grain hopper is similar to its 5701 plastics relative except it is equipped with continuous loading hatches and gravity outlets. The larger size was needed to transport lower density grain-related and similar agricultural products (e.g. feed, sunflower seeds etc) more efficiently than the then standard 4650, 4740, and 4750 cubic foot capacity grain hoppers. These were originally built as 263,000 GRL (Gross Rail Loading) cars but many have recently been rebuilt into the higher 286,000 GRL.
Each Atlas HO freight car features free-rolling trucks with blackened metal wheels, AccuMate body-mounted couplers and the most accurate painting and printing imaginable. You can also enjoy more distinctive features uniquely suited to the appropriate body style, such as etched metal roof walks on the PressureAide Center Flow or detailed brake gear on the '53 Evans double plug-door boxcars.
For use on an HO scale train track.