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Atlas 50 001 274 N 40' Steel Double Door Box Car - Great Northern 387722 (Red/White/Black)

by Atlas
$29.95
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 Prototype History:  Steel boxcars became a common site in the post-WWII period (also known as the transition era). Steel construction resulted in a lighter, lower-maintenance car that was less expensive to acquire and operate. The economies of scale that happened during the war along with a cessation of orders from the military resulted in a plentiful, inexpensive source of metal and aluminum for the railcar manufacturers which in turn led a complete replacement of the aging wood-sheathed fleets with new steel cars.