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O USRA SINGLE-SHEATHED BOX CAR

 

Prototype Information:
Designed by the United States Railway Administration during World War I, the first of these 50-ton outside-braced boxcars was built in October of 1918. The USRA design was so successful that many single-sheathed cars built through out the 1920s were virtual copies, or "clones" with a variation of the steel ends.

This unique 2-Pack recognizes cars from lesser-known subsidiaries of the mighty Pennsylvania RR. The Grand Rapids and Indiana RR. dated back to 1854 and stretched from Cincinnati, Ohio to northern Michigan. This line was formally purchased by the PRR in 1918. The GR&I reporting marks were maintained on the 450 single-sheathed cars received in September of 1919. Eventually all the cars were transferred to PRR series 596001 – 596450. The New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Rail Road was created to connect the Norfolk, Virginia area with the Northeast by bypassing Washington DC. Trackage was constructed on the Delmarva peninsula from Pocomoke City, Maryland to Cape Charles, Virginia. The little NYP&NRR received 144 USRA Single-Sheathed Box Cars. These, too, were subsequently transferred to the PRR by the time of the Depression as PRR #97808-97947.

Features Include:
- 3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O Adjust-A-Coupler®
- Highly detailed ABS body
- True 1/4" dimensions and details
- Die-cast chassis
- Die-cast Andrews-sprung trucks
- Full brake system
- Wood or steel door as per the prototype
- Different steel ends as per the prototype
- Prototypical painting and lettering
- Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-31
- Minimum radius curve (2-Rail): 24"
- Scale 33" wheels and scale couplers (2-rail)

Four road numbers are available per road name.

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

 

New Paint Schemes!

 
6450 Undecorated 7450
8691 Delaware & Hudson 9691
8692 Jersey Central 9692
8693 PRR (Delivery Scheme) 9693
8694 Southern Pacific 9694
  PRR Subsidiary 2-Pack  
8695 Grand Rapids & Indiana #4850/ NYP&NRR #3111 9695
 

Products bearing Southern Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Estimated Delivery:
January 2009

MSRP 3-Rail: $54.95
MSRP 2-Rail: $59.95

2-Pack MSRP 3-Rail: $109.90
2-Pack MSRP 2-Rail: $119.90
 

   
 

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