ATLAS O-GAUGE C OF G 50' BOX CARgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Central of Georgia Railway Historical Soc : One Thread
Atlas O is coming out with their new 50 foot single door box cars and one of the roads is C of G. They just posted the photos of the car on their web site. It looks really nice in the black and silver watermelon (oval) scheme, car # 5548, I believe. There will be two road numbers. Car is supposed to be available in May, 2000. I assume this is a correct road number and scheme for a 50-footer. Can someone confirm this. Atlas is usually very good with prototypical schemes. Brian Johnston
-- Brian Johnston (email@example.com), April 04, 2001
In case some of you hadn't noticed, the Atlas CofG boxcars in O scale hit the store's shelves this last month. They are beautiful! Better get them while they last.
-- Randy Young (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 15, 2001.
The photo on Atlas' web site shows road number 5548, which is a correct number. The Central had two different lots of these cars. Cars 5500-5999 (delivered in 1954) had aluminum roofs, while 1500- 1999 (delivered in 1956) had black roofs.
The CGRHS supplied Atlas with stencil drawings of the lettering and a number of photographs to help ensure that the car was done accurately.
All of the CofGa drawings refer to the silver oval design as a "blimp."
-- Allen Tuten (email@example.com), April 04, 2001.