COMET II COMMUTER
CARS & HORIZON PASSENGER CARS
Each Atlas O Comet II Commuter Car includes:
Full scale length, approximately 21.5"
Available in both coach and commuter cab versions
Accurate scale details
Separately applied metal handrails
Rubber tubular-type diaphragms on each end ( 1 on the
commuter cab car)
Accurate inside-bearing commuter trucks
Operating tail lights (operating tail lights and
headlight on cab car)
Die-cast operating couplers (3-rail)
Accurate painting and lettering
2 rail version equipped with scale wheelsets and
body-mounted Kadee compatible couplers
Minimum radius (3 rail) O-54
Comet II Commuter Cars - Prototype Background
The Comet II commuter pasenger cars were first introduced by Bombardier in 1980-81. The
cars had their genesis in the earlier Comet commuter cars which were built for the Erie
Lackawanna and New Jersey DOT.
The cars have gained great acceptance with many transit
agencies including NJ Transit, MBTA, SEPTA, Metro-North and others. Millions of commuters
ride these cars everyday to work in the population centers of NY, Philadephia and Boston.
Differing from the long-distance Horizon cars, the
Comet II coaches have tubular style diaphragms and ride on inboard-bearing trucks. Atlas O
will offer the Comet II cars in both coach and cab control coach versions, so that for the
first time, true push-pull operation can be realistically duplicated in O gauge.