NEW ROAD NUMBERS & PAINT SCHEMES!
O PULPWOOD FLAT CAR
Pulpwood is not a specific type
of wood, but actually tree limbs that are cut to a specified length,
then turned into wood pulp and used in the paper industry. Early paper
making had the trees near the paper plant. As timber resources were
diminished, the need for transporting pulpwood began to rise.
Railroads were seen as an efficient method of transporting pulpwood.
Pulpwood in the Southeast and Northeast is generally cut into
four-foot or less lengths and loaded onto "V-deck" bulkhead flat cars.
The Atlas pulpwood flat is a reproduction of an early 1950s General
Steel Castings "V-deck" design.
Available in 2-rail as well as
3-rail, these ready-to-run freight cars have state-of-the-art detailing and construction.
This Atlas O model branches out to reach the height of O model railroad
A separate and simulated detailed
pulpwood load is also included.
-3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O
-Die-cast articulated couplers
-Minimum diameter curve: O-27 (3-rail)
-Minimum radius curve: 24" (2-rail)
-Kadee-compatible scale couplers (2-rail)
Two road numbers are available per road name
except for T&NO (SP) which has four.
(Technical artwork and HO models shown)