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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 501095 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Duplex Sleeper Plan 4124 - Chesapeake & Ohio - 2641 "City of Charleston"

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 501095 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Duplex Sleeper Plan 4124 - Chesapeake & Ohio - 2641 "City of Charleston"


N Scale - Rapido Trains - 501095 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Duplex Sleeper Plan 4124 - Chesapeake & Ohio - 2641 "City of Charleston"


Stock Number 501095
Original Retail Price $47.95
Brand Rapido Trains
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Rapido Passenger Car Pullman Lightweight Duplex Sleeper
Prototype Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Duplex Sleeper Plan 4124 (Details)
Road or Company Name Chesapeake & Ohio (Details)
Reporting Marks C&O
Road or Reporting Number 2641 "City of Charleston"
Paint Color(s) Blue, Grey, Yellow
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Release Date 2010-09-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype Pullman
Model Variety Duplex Sleeper
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



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Model Information: The Duplex Sleeper is available with partial skirting or with fixed steps, as appropriate.
  • Super-detailed underbody
  • Body-mounted Micro-Trains(r) couplers
  • Fixed steps or partial skirts, as appropriate
  • All air, steam and electrical lines represented Insulated 36″ metal wheelsets (no pizza cutters!)
  • "Easy-Peasy" battery-powered interior lighting
  • Flush windows with painted gaskets and shades
  • Full interior detail including armrests and headrests
  • Diaphragms with etched brass end gates
  • Painted metal roof grab irons applied at the factory
  • Multiple car names and/or numbers per paint scheme
  • Will operate smoothly on curves down to 9-3/4″ radius
  • Super-detailled 41-N-11 Inside Swinghanger or 41-BNO-11 Outside Swinghanger trucks as appropriate for each roadname and car type.
Prototype information: The Rapido Trains Inc. Duplex Sleeper is everything you need for your overnight passengers, from your branchline, backwater mail train to your hot Limiteds. It features the three most common forms of overnight accommodation - open sections for the budget-minded, roomettes for private day and night travel, and double bedrooms with comfortable seats. Bedroom seats have see-through armrests, and roomettes have curtains for privacy. Public restrooms at the A end of the car include a vanity for the ladies and dental bowls for hygiene.

The Duplex Sleeper is Pullman plan number 4124, a CN and Great Northern prototype with 4 sections, 8 duplex roomettes and 4 bedrooms. Several railroads throughout North America had similar duplex sleepers, and our car is painted in a variety of paint schemes.

Prototype History: The Pullman plan 4124 duplex sleeper is everything you need for your overnight passengers, from your branchline, backwater mail train to your hot Limiteds. It features the three most common forms of overnight accommodation - open sections for the budget-minded, roomettes for private day and night travel, and double bedrooms with comfortable seats. Bedroom seats have see-through armrests, and roomettes have curtains for privacy. Public restrooms at the A end of the car include a vanity for the ladies and dental bowls for hygiene.

Pullman plan number 4124, was used by both the CN and Great Northern railroads. It featured 4 sections, 8 duplex roomettes and 4 bedrooms. Several railroads throughout North America had similar duplex sleepers, and this car was painted in a variety of paint schemes.

Road Name History: The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (reporting marks C&O, CO) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from several smaller Virginia railroads begun in the 19th century. Led by industrialist Collis P. Huntington, it reached from Virginia's capital city of Richmond to the Ohio River by 1873, where the railroad town (and later city) of Huntington, West Virginia was named for him.

Tapping the coal reserves of West Virginia, the C&O's Peninsula Extension to new coal piers on the harbor of Hampton Roads resulted in the creation of the new City of Newport News. Coal revenues also led the forging of a rail link to the Midwest, eventually reaching Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo in Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.

By the early 1960s the C&O was headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In 1972, under the leadership of Cyrus Eaton, it became part of the Chessie System, along with the Baltimore and Ohio and Western Maryland Railway. The Chessie System was later combined with the Seaboard Coast Line and Louisville and Nashville, both the primary components of the Family Lines System, to become a key portion of CSX Transportation (CSXT) in the 1980s. A substantial portion of Conrail was added in 1999.

C&O's passenger services ended in 1971 with the formation of Amtrak. Today Amtrak's tri-weekly Cardinal passenger train follows the historic and scenic route of the C&O through the New River Gorge in one of the more rugged sections of the Mountain State. The rails of the former C&O also continue to transport intermodal and freight traffic, as well as West Virginia bituminous coal east to Hampton Roads and west to the Great Lakes as part of CSXT, a Fortune 500 company which was one of seven Class I railroads operating in North America at the beginning of the 21st century.

At the end of 1970 C&O operated 5067 miles of road on 10219 miles of track, not including WM or B&O and its subsidiaries.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information: Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. The firm's mission is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and under-frames on models to fully-wired telephone poles for model railroads.

The name RAPIDO was introduced by Canadian National in 1965 to headline the railway's high-speed intercity passenger services. Until the mid-1980s, RAPIDO stood for fast schedules, frequent trains, and superb service.

Today, Rapido Trains continues the RAPIDO concept with state-of-the-art models and attention to fine detail. This company is not related to the venerable (and now defunct) German manufacturer Arnold Rapido, nor the present-day Arnold (which is owned by the United Kingdom's Hornby), Canadian based Rapido Trains was founded in 2003.


Item created by: Alain LM on 2016-07-17 06:02:54. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-29 08:56:11

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