ATLAS 50004640 Cushion Coil Car - BNSF Burlington Northern Santa Fe #527231 (SCALE=N) Part # 150-50004640 (Picture may show different road number)
In the early Sixties, Evans Products saw a need for specialized cars to transport coiled steel.
The existing cars at the time were often 70-ton specially equipped mill gondolas. The new commodity-specific coil-steel car were built with a 100-ton capacity using a trough frame and
body. The early designs were refined during the 1960s and eventually Evans adopted a 48-foot length as standard. Production lasted well into the 1970s.
The Atlas 48-foot coil steel car is based on the Evans design of 1967 as well as being a close
stand-in for the 1970s cars.
- Die-cast body
- Crisp painting and lettering
- Two removable rounded hoods with stacking frames
- Detailed wood lined trough floor