As part of its July 2017 Product Announcements, Atlas announced a re-release of its 55 ton fishbelly hopper. The announcement was dated June 30 with an estimated delivery of Q1 2018. August 9th, 2017 was provided as the order deadline.
The re-release of this hopper (based on a prototype built in the 1930s used to haul coal) will come undecorated ($16.95) and in 6 paint schemes, 3 new and 3 re-releases. Each paint scheme comes in 5 different road numbers. In order to get all 5 road numbers, you have to purchase individual cars ($21.95) and a 3-pack ($65.95).
Atlas will also produce TWO different Dimensional Data versions of this car, one in black and the other in brown.
- Akron Canton & Youngstown (new)
- Norfolk & Western (late repaint) (new)
- Delaware & Hudson (late repaint)(new)
- Atlantic Coast Line
- Reading (Roman w/Anthracite logo
- Western Maryland (speed lettering)
The cars will come in two different versions, with peaked ends and with flat ends.