NEW ROAD NUMBERS
O USRA Double-Sheathed Box Cars
Atlas O's USRA Double-Sheathed Box Car is modeled after the
prototype that was designed by the United States Railway
Administration in 1918. Each box car is meticulously crafted to
achieve realism and authenticity.
This special 2-pack includes
the rarest paint schemes that can be found on the Double-Sheathed Box
Cars. USA 100000, built in July 1918, was the second car of this type
ever built and was used as a demonstrator for the railroads. The goal
of the USRA was to provide US rail lines with standardized designs
that would quickly offer relief to the WWI car shortages.
Nevertheless, not all railroads accepted their allocation of cars
immediately. Knowing that it was imperative to get the cars into
service, the USRA temporarily assigned General Equipment Trust (G.E.T.)
reporting marks and road numbers to over 6,000 single and
double-sheathed box cars. This arrangement lasted only 9 months and by
August 1920, all cars had officially been accepted by the railroads
and re-numbered into their own series.
3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O
painting and lettering
-True 1/4" dimensions and details
-Highly detailed ABS body
-Different steel ends as per the prototype
-Full brake system
-Die-cast Andrews-sprung trucks
-33” scale metal wheels (2-rail)
-Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-45
-Minimum radius curve (2-Rail): 24"
Atlas O body-mounted scale couplers can be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.