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N Scale - RailSmith - 3003193-1 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Sleeper 10-6 - Southern Pacific - 9036

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N Scale - RailSmith - 3003193-1 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Sleeper 10-6 - Southern Pacific - 9036 Image Courtesy of Lowell Smith


Brand RailSmith
Stock Number 3003193-1
Original Retail Price $48.00
Manufacturer RailSmith
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Walthers Passenger Car Pullman Standard 10-6 Sleeper
Prototype Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Sleeper 10-6 (Details)
Road or Company Name Southern Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks SP
Road or Reporting Number 9036
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Gray
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type AccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Standard
Release Date 2020-08-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype Pullman Smoothside
Model Variety Sleeper 10-6
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Sleeper ‘9036‘ This ESPEE 10-6 sleeper was assigned the Overland Route trains and commonly found on the City of San Francisco or the San Francisco Overland. This is a prototype car. Select ‘COSF Fleet 1’ for discount allowance when buying all four COSF cars in this release.

Model Information: First released in 2007.
  • All-New Tooling based on Plan #4140
  • Prototype Specific Details: - Skirted or Non Skirted, Corrugated or Smoothside
  • All Detail Parts Added with flush fitting windows
  • Full interiors and working diaphrams
  • Blackened Metal Wheelsets on correct GSC 41-N style Trucks
  • Come with decals permitting multiple car number and names
  • Drop-In Lighting Kit will also be available, item #933-1099

Prototype History:
After World War II the 10-roomette 6-double bedroom (colloquially the "10-6 sleeper") design proved popular in the United States. A roomette is a type of sleeping car compartment in a railroad passenger train. The term was first used in North America, and was carried over into Australia and New Zealand. Roomette rooms are relatively small, and were generally intended for use by a single person. Double Bedrooms are private rooms for two passengers, with upper and lower berths, washbasins, and private toilets, placed on one side of the car, with the corridor running down the other side (thus allowing the accommodation to be slightly over two thirds the width of the car). Frequently, these accommodations have movable partitions allowing adjacent accommodations to be combined into a suite.

The Pennsylvania Railroad had 61 Pullman Standard 10-6's in all. The Norfolk and Western “County” series and the RF&P “King” sleepers were built by PS in 1949 for the New York to Richmond and Norfolk trains.

Road Name History:
The Southern Pacific Transportation Company (reporting mark SP), earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad. It was absorbed in 1988 by the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and eight years later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The railroad was founded as a land holding company in 1865, later acquiring the Central Pacific Railroad by lease. By 1900 the Southern Pacific Company was a major railroad system incorporating many smaller companies, such as the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad. It extended from New Orleans through Texas to El Paso, across New Mexico and through Tucson, to Los Angeles, through most of California, including San Francisco and Sacramento. Central Pacific lines extended east across Nevada to Ogden, Utah, and reached north through Oregon to Portland. Other subsidiaries eventually included the St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt), the Northwestern Pacific Railroad at 328 miles (528 km), the 1,331 miles (2,142 km) Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico, and a variety of 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge routes.

In 1929 SP/T&NO operated 13848 route-miles not including Cotton Belt, whose purchase of the Golden State Route circa 1980 nearly doubled its size to 3,085 miles (4,965 km), bringing total SP/SSW mileage to around 13,508 miles (21,739 km).

By the 1980s route mileage had dropped to 10,423 miles (16,774 km), mainly due to the pruning of branch lines. In 1988 the Southern Pacific was taken over by D&RGW parent Rio Grande Industries. The combined railroad kept the Southern Pacific name due to its brand recognition in the railroad industry and with customers of both constituent railroads. Along with the addition of the SPCSL Corporation route from Chicago to St. Louis, the total length of the D&RGW/SP/SSW system was 15,959 miles (25,684 km).

By 1996 years of financial problems had dropped SP's mileage to 13,715 miles (22,072 km), and it was taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
RailSmith is a brand launched by Lowell Smith in 2019. Lowell acquired the toolings from Walthers.

With each release, RailSmith will bring passenger cars from across the spectrum of North America’s railroads, with the goal of building entire trains over a period-of-time. It is our plan to release cars that might be for a specific train, but you can use these cars as you see fit, as did the railroads.

Production plans are grand, but we believe they are also achievable. We do not have the capabilities to release an entire train at once, but being able to focus on one release (two-or-three cars at a time), we can build a train over time.

Item created by: gdm on 2020-01-27 14:35:02

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