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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 504007 - Passenger Car, CCF, 10-5 Sleeper - Baltimore & Ohio - 7000 "Cascade Bluff"

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 504007 - Passenger Car, CCF, 10-5 Sleeper - Baltimore & Ohio - 7000 "Cascade Bluff"


N Scale - Rapido Trains - 504007 - Passenger Car, CCF, 10-5 Sleeper - Baltimore & Ohio - 7000 "Cascade Bluff" Image courtesy of Rapido Trains Inc.


Stock Number 504007
Original Retail Price $54.95
Brand Rapido Trains
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Rapido Passenger Car CCF 10-5 Sleeper
Prototype Description Passenger Car, CCF, 10-5 Sleeper
Road or Company Name Baltimore & Ohio (Details)
Reporting Marks B&O
Road or Reporting Number 7000 "Cascade Bluff"
Paint Color(s) Blue, Grey
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Announcement Date 2013-07-21
Release Date 2015-05-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype CCF
Model Variety Sleeper 10-5


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Model Information: The folks over at Pullman-Standard had a bright idea! Passengers in double bedrooms pay a higher fare than roomette passengers, so why don?t we put the bedrooms in the middle of the car so that those passengers get the smoothest ride? And thus the Rapido Trains Inc. 10-5 (10 ROOMETTES - 5 BEDROOMS) Sleeper was born, thanks to the bright ideas at Pullman!

The 10-5 Sleeper is Pullman plan number 4186, a CN and Erie / Erie-Lackawanna prototype. 10-5 sleepers were ubiquitous throughout North America (almost as much as the 10-6), and our car is painted in a variety of paint schemes. The 10-5 Sleeper is available with partial skirting or with fixed steps, as appropriate.

With all of the features of our Panorama Line cars, this new N scale model gives N scale modelers yet another super-detailed car to add to their consists.


Road Name History:
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the USA. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." Part of the B&O Railroad's immortality has come from being one of the four featured railroads on the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, but it is the only railroad on the board which did not serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, directly.

When CSX established the B&O Railroad Museum as a separate entity from the corporation, some of the former B&O Mount Clare Shops in Baltimore, including the Mt. Clare roundhouse, were donated to the museum while the rest of the property was sold. The B&O Warehouse at the Camden Yards rail junction in Baltimore now dominates the view over the right-field wall at the Baltimore Orioles' current home, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

At the end of 1970 B&O operated 5552 miles of road and 10449 miles of track, not including the Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) or the Reading 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 2016-07-26 13:25:00. Last edited by Alain LM on 2016-07-26 16:25:00

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