The increased volume of coiled steel transportation gave rise to a new purpose-built freight car. Previously rolls of coiled-steel had generally traveled in specially equipped gondola cars. In the 1960’s a lighter type of car emerged specifically for hauling coils of steel in an integral trough. The car type gained popularity and eventually over 17,000 cars were built. Atlas’ model replicates a 42’ design with a distinctive fish belly side sill.
|Special Trough Design||Prevents coils from rolling|
|Low Side Profile||Easy loading/unloading with all equipment handling (i.e. Coil Grab, C hook, Forklift, Sling)|
|Steel Floor||Allows to load hot coils|
|Inside Car Length||Range from 40 to 53 ft.|
|Outside Extreme Height||Range from 7 to 8 ft.|
|Approximate Load Factor||Range from 176,000 to 186,000 lbs.|
|Total Weight on Rail||263,000 lbs.|
Removable hood that reveals detailed floor
Top view (hood on). See through walkways & separately applied parts
"B" end details
"A" end details
Prototypically correct Norfolk Southern logo removed and DLRX patch.
Detailed side view
Hood lifting point.