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N Scale - S&R Special Edition Railroad Models - 630 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2 2893 - TLDX Leasing - 5402

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Stock Number 630
Brand S&R Special Edition Railroad Models
Manufacturer Atlas Model Railroad
Body Style Atlas Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS2 2893
Prototype Vehicle Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2 2893 (Details)
Road or Company Name TLDX Leasing (Details)
Reporting Marks TLDX
Road or Reporting Number 5402
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Black
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Release Date 1983-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Covered Hopper
Model Subtype 3-Bay
Model Variety PS 2
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160

Prototype History:
Pullman-Standard dominated the covered hopper car market beginning in the 1950s, thanks to the design success of their PS-2 series of covered hoppers. Designed to carry bulk commodities, such as grain, cement and plastic pellets, these cars roamed the rails of North America for decades, attesting to their utilitarian functionality. The 2893 c.f. model has a capacity of 70 tons and has a 4-3-4 post arrangement. The roof hatches are not spaced evenly. These cars featured side ladders at the right hand end whereas later PS models used grab irons.

Brand/Importer Information: S&R Models - also known as Special Edition Railroad Models (℠) - was a custom decorator located in Jacksonville, FL.

Manufacturer Information: 'Atlas Model Railroad' represents the New Jersey manufacturing facility for Atlas brand model railroad products. Atlas also imported European made models in their early years and those items will be noted as having manufacturers set appropriately. In the 1990s Atlas moved all their toolings to China.

Item created by: Steve German on 2016-03-30 09:50:13. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-06-18 15:35:25

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