Atlas O 42' Coil Steel Car w/Fishbelly Side Sill - 3-Rail Ready to Run - Master(R)
Atlas O #3001703
Kansas City Southern (gray, black, yellow, red)
Walthers Part # 151-3001703
O scale, $79.95, currently in stock at Walthers
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 gondolas. In the 1960s 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 were built.
This model replicates a 42' design with a distinctive fishbelly side sill.
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