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O USRA Double-Sheathed Box Cars

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Atlas O's USRA Double-Sheathed Box Car is modeled after the prototype that was designed by the United States Railway Administration in 1918. Each box car is meticulously crafted to achieve realism and authenticity.

This special 2-pack includes the rarest paint schemes that can be found on the Double-Sheathed Box Cars. USA 100000, built in July 1918, was the second car of this type ever built and was used as a demonstrator for the railroads. The goal of the USRA was to provide US rail lines with standardized designs that would quickly offer relief to the WWI car shortages. Nevertheless, not all railroads accepted their allocation of cars immediately. Knowing that it was imperative to get the cars into service, the USRA temporarily assigned General Equipment Trust (G.E.T.) reporting marks and road numbers to over 6,000 single and double-sheathed box cars. This arrangement lasted only 9 months and by August 1920, all cars had officially been accepted by the railroads and re-numbered into their own series.

Features Include:
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3-Rail trucks are pre-drilled to accept Atlas O Adjust-A-Coupler®
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Accurate painting and lettering
-True 1/4" dimensions and details
-Highly detailed ABS body
-Different steel ends as per the prototype
-Die-cast chassis
-Full brake system
-Die-cast Andrews-sprung trucks
-33” scale metal wheels (2-rail)
-Minimum diameter curve (3-rail): O-45
-Minimum radius curve (2-Rail): 24"

Note: Atlas O body-mounted scale couplers can be used on both 2-rail and 3-rail versions.

3-RAIL
ITEM#

ROAD NAME

2-RAIL
ITEM#

8300

Undecorated

9300
 

New Road Numbers!

 
8305 Santa Fe 9305
 

New Paint Schemes!

 
8327 Frisco 9327
8328 Grand Trunk 9328
8329 New York Central* 9329
  Special USRA 2-Pack  
8330 General Equipment Trust 3393 & U.S.A. 100000 9330

 *CSX Licensed Product

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

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

Estimated Delivery: January 2009

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