beginning of WWII, the majority of the classic USRA double-sheathed
box cars and their clones were rebuilt with steel sides.
More rebuilds followed in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
By late 1948, close to 14,000 of the original 24,500 USRA
double-sheathed cars had been rebuilt with quite a degree
of variation including
the end, door and underframe. These steel side rebuilds were
far more popular than their single-sheathed counterparts
and make a great addition to the Atlas N scale product line. O
Scale models shown for illustration purposes.
painting and printing
wood or steel door as per the prototype
or Standard underframe as per the prototype
rib ends (7-8 or 5-5-5) as per the prototype
cars come with both simulated wood or steel door