O 40' USRA
FROM THE FORMER INTERMOUNTAIN
With the onset of World War I,
the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was faced with the
possible shortage of raw materials to construct desperately-needed
rolling stock. In an effort to decrease construction time, provide a
cost savings and simplify repair and parts supply, a group of seven
standard freight car designs were created that could be built in large
quantities. Over 20,000 composite gondolas were constructed during the
The Atlas O model is the final
release from the former InterMountain freight car line.
Four road numbers are available per road name.