ATLAS #20005486: Master Line HO Scale 11,000-Gallon Tank Car, With Platform, RTR - Mississippi Chemical MICX #501 (Black)
NOTE: Different Road Number May Be Shown In Picture.
During the 1940’s, the petroleum industry began marketing LPG as a cleaner and more efficient fuel than coal & oil. Transporting LPG requires specially designed high-pressure tank cars. During the early 40’s the only ACF tank car that qualified was the 10,500 gallon high-pressure tank car. After the war, ACF set out to design a whole new car for the emerging industry. As a result the 11,000 gallon tank car was introduced by ACF in 1947. Many thousands were built up through the mid-1950’s.
The Atlas model reproduces this late steam/early diesel era tank car in two versions (with and without platform rails). The cars with top platform rails were used where there was no elevated loading/unloading facility. The cars without the top platform rails were often specified for customers that had access to elevated loading and unloading facilities.
The Tank Car features: Finely molded handrails, Tank fittings and safety placards, 50-ton friction-bearing trucks with AccuMate couplers, Accurate painting and lettering & Platform where appropriate.
CONDITION: New In Atlas Factory Packaging.
QUANTITY IN STOCK: One (1) Currently Available.