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N Scale - Atlas - 50 005 217 - Container, 53 Foot, Corrugated - EMP - 3-Pack

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Stock Number50 005 217
Secondary Stock Number50005217
Original Retail Price$36.95
BrandAtlas
ManufacturerAtlas
Body StyleAtlas Container 53 Foot Corrugated
Prototype VehicleContainer, 53 Foot, Corrugated (Details)
Road or Company NameEMP (Details)
Reporting MarksEMHU
Road or Reporting Number3-Pack
Paint Color(s)Green
Print Color(s)Black , White, Yellow & Blue
Paint SchemeCentered Logo
MultipackYes
Multipack Count3
Multipack ID Number50005217
Item CategoryContainer
Model TypeIntermodal
Model Subtype53 Foot
Model VarietyCorrugated
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era V: Modern Diesel (1979 - Present)
Scale1/160



Specific Item Information: SET #1 [249928, 249934, 249956]
Prototype History:
An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo. Intermodal containers are primarily used to store and transport materials and products efficiently and securely in the global containerized intermodal freight transport system, but smaller numbers are in regional use as well. These containers are known under a number of names, such as simply container, cargo or freight container, ISO container, shipping, sea or ocean container, container van or (Conex) box, sea or c can.

Unlike 20ft and 40ft shipping containers | storage containers, 53ft shipping containers | storage containers are not utilized for international shipping. They are used primarily for domestic over the road and rail service. High Cube shipping containers are 9ft 6in tall on the exterior. They are 1ft taller than standard height containers. They are also 8ft 6in wide, making them 6in wider than standard containers as well. They are commonly made from 14-gauge corrugated steel. They typically have lockable double doors on one end. They are commonly equipped with 1-1/8” thick marine plywood flooring on the interior.

53ft high cube shipping containers | storage containers are perfect for commercial, industrial and rural storage applications.

Some of this text is from Wikipedia
Road Name History:
EMP is a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway. EMP is one of the largest service networks for intermodal domestic containers, and it is offered by Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern. Agent railroads including Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern also are part of the program. EMP provides customers access to an equipment fleet of more than 30,000 containers and chassis. Plus, EMP offers the flexibility to use the equipment in a dedicated assigned service or on a free-running basis as needed. Many different container sizes are available for individual loading preferences. A variety of equipment program products are provided to meet specialized requirements. Customized reports are generated with REZ-1 to help streamline the logistics process and improve container management. Ride quality is improved with 48 foot and 53 foot domestic containers (53 foot containers are available in high cube and ultra wide sizes).

EMP - (Equipment Management Pool) a domestic interline Intermodal freight transport partnership that provides shipping and logistics of containers, is owned by Union Pacific, along with Norfolk Southern Railroad and agent-owned partners Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, I&M Rail Link, Iowa Interstate Railroad, Wisconsin Central Ltd., and Kansas City Southern Railway. CSXI and Conrail were part of the group, at one time. EMP's fleet of more than 35,000 domestic 53-foot containers and chassis traverse major cities throughout North America.
Brand/Importer Information:
In 1924 Stephan Schaffan, Sr. founded the Atlas Tool Company in Newark, New Jersey. In 1933 his son, Stephan Schaffan, Jr., came to work for his father at the age of sixteen. Steve Jr. built model airplanes as a hobby and frequented a local hobby shop. Being an enterprising young man, he would often ask the owner if there was anything he could do to earn some extra spending money. Tired of listening to his requests, the hobby-store owner threw some model railroad track parts his way and said, "Here, see if you can improve on this".

In those days, railroad modelers had to assemble and build everything from scratch. Steve Jr. created a "switch kit" which sold so well, that the entire family worked on them in the basement at night, while doing business as usual in the machine shop during the day.

Subsequently, Steve Jr. engineered the stapling of rail to fiber track, along with inventing the first practical rail joiner and pre-assembled turnouts and flexible track. All of these products, and more, helped to popularize model railroading and assisted in the creation of a mass-market hobby. The budding entrepreneur quickly outgrew the limitations of a basement and small garage operation. Realizing they could actually make a living selling track and related products, Steve and his father had the first factory built in Hillside, New Jersey at 413 Florence Avenue in 1947. On September 30, 1949, the Atlas Tool Company was officially incorporated as a New Jersey company.

In 1985, Steve was honored posthumously for his inventions by the Model Railroad Industry Association and was inducted into the Model Railroad Industry Hall of Fame in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, Steve was nominated and entered into the National Model Railroad Association Pioneers of Model Railroading in 1995.

In the early 1990s, the Atlas Tool Company changed its name to Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc.
Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-03-18 16:11:34. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-06-06 12:07:10

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