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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 501125 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Duplex Sleeper Plan 4124 - Burlington Northern - A22 "Stevens Pass"

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 501125 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Duplex Sleeper Plan 4124 - Burlington Northern - A22 "Stevens Pass" BN Executive


N Scale - Rapido Trains - 501125 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Duplex Sleeper Plan 4124 - Burlington Northern - A22 "Stevens Pass" Images courtesy of Rapido Trains Inc.


Stock Number 501125
Original Retail Price $59.95
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 Burlington Northern (Details)
Reporting Marks BN
Road or Reporting Number A22 "Stevens Pass"
Paint Color(s) Green, Cream, White roof
Paint Scheme BN Executive
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Multipack ID Number BNSET 6-79164-02619-7
Announcement Date 2014-09-05
Release Date 2015-01-01
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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Specific Item Information: This car's heritage comes from the Great Northern, who bought the car new as the Skykomish River, GN #1260. Burlington Northern renamed the car to Stevens Pass and renumbered it BNA #22. On January 21, 1999, the BNSF renumbered the car to BNSF #60.
The car had been remodeled by the Great Northern in 1963, and the Burlington Northern in 1982.
The car's job was to function as a crew sleeper.
Built in 1950 by the Pullman-Standard Company for the Great Northern Railway as part of the mid-century addition of the Empire Builder. Originally built as a 8 duplex roomette, 3 double bedroom, 1 compartment 4 section sleeping car. The Skykomish River served on the Empire Builder until the merger with the Burlington Railroad.
In the early 1960's the popularity of the open section was declining so Burlington Northern sent the car back to Pullman to be rebuilt. After emerging from the Pullman shops the car received 3 new double bedrooms in place of the sections and was renamed Stevens Pass. After BN got out of the passenger business the car was retained for executive service and was rebuilt several times by both BN and BNSF. During the BNSF rebuild the entire car was painted with silver Imron, installed new stainless fluting, rebuilt the entire vestibule end of the car with new stainless steps, end sheets, custom stainless vestibule doors and stainless vestibule floor. In 2003 the car became surplus to BNSF and was sold to Ozark Mountain Rail Car who returned the original name to the car.

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 Burlington Northern Railroad (reporting mark BN) was a United States railroad. It was a product of a March 2, 1970, merger of four major railroads - the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad - as well as a few small jointly owned subsidiaries owned by the four.

Burlington Northern operated between 1970 and 1996.

Its historical lineage begins in the earliest days of railroading with the chartering in 1848 of the Chicago and Aurora Railroad, a direct ancestor line of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which lends Burlington to the names of various merger-produced successors.

Burlington Northern purchased the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on December 31, 1996 to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (later renamed BNSF Railway), which was owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation.*

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 07:56:26. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-29 08:56:11

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