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Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« on: May 11, 2014, 11:10:40 AM »
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I recently purchased an Atlas ACF 5250 covered hopper lettered for Continental Polymers and through many searches I have come up with nothing in the way of prototype photos. Surely these had to exists since Atlas did a few of these in the red scheme and more in a grey scheme. If anyone has found or scene the real cars before I'd be very appreciative.

My car:



Grey scheme:

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Re: Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 11:41:30 AM »
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Thats a tough one - I didnt see Continental Polymers in a quick scan of this article on 5250s:

http://trainlife.com/magazines/pages/480/35013/november-1994-page-35

That doesnt mean they didnt exist though.

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Re: Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 11:50:24 AM »
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Thats a tough one - I didnt see Continental Polymers in a quick scan of this article on 5250s:

http://trainlife.com/magazines/pages/480/35013/november-1994-page-35

That doesnt mean they didnt exist though.

Added '81, eliminated '93.

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Re: Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 11:51:45 AM »
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I found the gray one, ACFX 59355, in the covered hopper section of rrpicturearchives.net (All covered hoppers, ACFX, page 29).  It appears that it never had the Continental Polymers, Inc. logo displayed.  Just remove the logo, weather it with some rust stains, and you have a copy of the prototype.

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Re: Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 12:36:01 PM »
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Actually if you got to the next page
http://trainlife.com/magazines/pages/480/35014/november-1994-page-36
they talk about this very car style. It is a 5250m. There also is a list of the companies that used this late style car and CPIX is listed.

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Re: Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 12:50:37 PM »
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Re: Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 03:33:50 PM »
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Actually if you got to the next page
http://trainlife.com/magazines/pages/480/35014/november-1994-page-36
they talk about this very car style. It is a 5250m. There also is a list of the companies that used this late style car and CPIX is listed.

Jon


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Re: Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 06:08:53 PM »
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Here's one of the red ones in 1990.
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=47245

So it appears that there were only three of these 1000, 2000 and 3000.
Also looks like the Atlas model needs some serious fading!

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Re: Atlas Continental Polymers Hopper Question
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 07:30:36 PM »
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Thanks for the helps fellas, this will definitely help when I get to weathering this car.
Reese
Modeling Norfolk Southern one loco at a time.