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N 42' Coil Steel Car, Indiana Harbor Belt #1701
Sale Price: $27.95
Availability: Back Ordered, restock date unknown
Atlas N Model Trains
Item #: ATL50002848 -
The increased volume of coiled steel transportation gave rise to a new purpose-built freight car. Previously rolls of coiled-steel had generally traveled in specially equipped gondola cars. In the 1960s a lighter type of car emerged specifically for hauling coils of steel in an integral trough. The car type gained popularity and eventually over 17,000 cars were built. Atlas' model replicates a 42' design with a distinctive fishbelly side sill.