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N Scale - RailSmith - 501863 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Coach, 64-Seat - Missouri Pacific - 2-Pack

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Stock Number501863
Original Retail Price$96.00
BrandRailSmith
ManufacturerWalthers
Body StyleWalthers Passenger Car Pullman Standard Coach 64 Seat
Prototype VehiclePassenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Coach, 64-Seat (Details)
Road or Company NameMissouri Pacific (Details)
Reporting MarksThe Eagle
Road or Reporting Number2-Pack
Paint Color(s)Silver with Blue & Yellow Stripes with Grey Roof
Print Color(s)White
Coupler TypeGeneric Magnetic Knuckle
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileStandard
MultipackYes
Multipack Count2
Multipack ID Number501863
Release Date2023-05-01
Item CategoryPassenger Cars
Model TypeLightweight/Streamlined
Model SubtypePullman Fluted
Model VarietyCoach, 64 Seat
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale1/160



Specific Item Information: Missouri Pacific fluted coach ‘The Eagle‘.

Eight coaches came to the Missouri Pacific from the Maine Central. MP gave them road numbers were 770-777.We like this car as it appears very close to our RailSmith fluted coach. As most other MP coaches had the odd round windows, we are very happy to present these cars for your Eagle.

One of the strangest things we have ever seen is the size that the road number as it is printed in the road number board. Look carefully at the prototype image. You will see it centered and at the bottom of the nameplate! Because of this, we are NOT printing road numbers on these cars. Select the fluted Coach Pair for a discounted rate for two of these coaches. All of these cars are the same car, with no road number.
Model Information: First released in 2009.
  • All-New Tooling based on PS Plan #7484
  • Prototype Specific Details: With or without Skirts, Corrugated or Smooth Sides as appropriate
  • Working diaphragms
  • 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:
With big plans for its post-war streamliner fleet, the New York Central placed an order for 153 coaches with Pullman-Standard in May 1944. Deliveries of the cars (plan #7484) began in February and continued through October of 1946. At the time, this was the largest equipment order delivered within a single year. Although intended for general service, the cars were delivered with fluted sides that would allow them to be used with Budd cars. On delivery, these were truly state-of-the-art coaches, complete with air conditioning, deep reclining seats, individual lighting, large windows, full-width diaphragms and more. These cars led long lives and were later converted for commuter service. Others were acquired by Amtrak(R) in 1971 and continued in service for several years. A few survive today.

The 64 Seat coach from Pullman was designed as a short-haul commuter coach. The cars were built in the late 1940s using lightweight construction technology which significantly reduced their weight when compared to the older pre-war heavyweight cars. This Pullman design featured smooth sides and was purchased in large numbers by the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads as well as many other roads.
Road Name History:
The Missouri Pacific Railroad (reporting mark MP), commonly abbreviated MoPac, with nickname of The Mop, was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. MoPac was a Class I railroad growing from dozens of predecessors and mergers, including the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway (SLIMS), Texas and Pacific Railway (TP), Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad (C&EI), St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway (SLBM), Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway (KO&G), Midland Valley Railroad (MV), San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad (SAU&G), Gulf Coast Lines (GC), International-Great Northern Railroad (IGN), New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway (NOTM), Missouri-Illinois Railroad (MI), as well as the small Central Branch Railway (an early predecessor of MP in Kansas and south central Nebraska), and joint ventures such as the Alton and Southern Railroad (AS).

In 1967, the railroad operated 9,041 miles of road and 13,318 miles of track, not including DK&S, NO&LC, T&P and its subsidiaries, C&EI and Missouri-Illinois.

On January 8, 1980, the Union Pacific Railroad agreed to buy the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Lawsuits filed by competing railroads delayed approval of the merger until September 13, 1982. After the Supreme Court denied a trial to the Southern Pacific, the merger took effect on December 22, 1982. However, due to outstanding bonds of the Missouri Pacific, the merger with Union Pacific become official only on January 1, 1997.

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: CNW400 on 2023-05-23 15:26:42

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