The 48’ containers and trailers were very popular and mainstream in the transportation industry in the mid- to late 80’s and through the 90’s. The 53’ units came on the scene in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and are pretty much the container size currently being used. The 48’ containers are pretty much phased out for domestic use, and the 48’ well cars were mostly cut down to the 40’ well size.
I just bought 6 more Atlas 40' containers today. I was trying to find a photo on one of the TTX affiliate websites that featured a string of empty 40' well cars to share, but alas, I cannot find it today. A