Rapido Amtrak (#7251-53, 55) Phase I 72 Seat Coach – no skirts – 17142-17145

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  • Accurately designed from original blueprints
  • Correct tubular cross section
  • Accurate Pullman-Standard stainless steel fluting profile
  • Rapido’s renowned stainless steel finish
  • Partial skirting or no skirting as appropriate
  • Full and correct interior details for both versions
  • Track-powered constant lighting for DC and DCC
  • Full underbody details
  • Operating diaphragms with end gates
  • Separate grab irons, factory-installed
  • 41-BNO-11 trucks with blackened metal wheels
  • 22” minimum radius (18” radius with modification)
  • Macdonald-Cartier metal magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Many car names plus un-named per paint scheme
  • Extra seats included to make as-delivered cars with extra seat row
  • Unnamed models include car name decals and optional name boards

 

Rapido Trains Inc. is proud to announce the next car in their HO scale Pullman-Bradley lightweight series – the New Haven Parlor and Parlor-lounge cars. Your passengers can now travel in true comfort and style! The Parlors follow on from the extremely well-received NH 8600-series coaches, released in fall 2016.

The 30 Parlor and Parlor-Lounge cars were part of a large order of lightweight passenger cars placed with Pullman-Standard in December 1945. This was designed to modernize New Haven’s worn out fleet and attract customers back to the rails after the end of WWII. The order included a variety of car styles, including 103 coaches, 25 parlor cars, 5 parlor-lounge cars, diners, grill diners, combination baggage buffet lounge/parlors, and two tavern lounge observation cars. These were produced in the old Osgood Bradley factory in Worcester, MA, so they bear more than a passing resemblance to the Osgood Bradley Lightweights delivered in the 1930s.

The New Haven’s stainless cars were not built entirely from stainless steel like the cars produced by Budd in Philadelphia. Instead, they were constructed from Cor-Ten steel and sheathed with stainless steel fluting panels. The New Haven touted the cars as “the newest of the new in coach equipment – gleaming stainless steel on the outside, the last word in attractive decoration and design on the inside.”

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7251, 7252, 7253, 7255

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