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 PRR O Scale Premier 2-Car 70' Aluminum Slp/Din Set - Painted

PRR O Scale Premier 2-Car 70' Aluminum Slp/Din Set - Painted

Features: 1 Sleeping Car and 1 Dining Car.. Silhouette Window Strips, Lighted Interiors, Operating Couplers.

Roadname: Pennsylvania
Product Item Number:
20-6607
Catalog: AK Spring 1997 - U.P. Big Boy
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
Delivered OCT. 1997
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

20-6607

1 in stock

$199.99

Canadian Pacific O Scale Premier 2-Car 60' Aluminum Coach Passenger Set

Canadian Pacific O Scale Premier 2-Car 60' Aluminum Coach Passenger Set

2-Car 60' Aluminum Coach Passenger Set - CP Striped

Roadname: Canadian Pacific
Product Item Number:
20-80002G
Catalog: ZZ Uncataloged Items
Product Line: Premier
Scale: O Scale
Delivery Status:
Delivered MAR 2003
This product is compatible with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

20-80002G

1 in stock

$149.99

New Haven O Scale Premier 2-Car 70' Streamlined Slpr/Diner Passenger Set (Smooth Sided)

New Haven O Scale Premier 2-Car 70' Streamlined Slpr/Diner Passenger Set (Smooth Sided)

Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies - Metal Wheels and Axles - Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks - Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers - Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes - End-of-Car Diaphragms - Separate Metal Handrails - Fast-Angle Wheel Sets - Needle-Point Axles - Detailed Car Interiors - 1:48 Scale Dimensions - Detailed Car Undercarriage - 2-Car Sets Feature (1) Sleeper, (1) Diner - Overhead Interior Lighting - Unit Measures:38 x 2 7/16 x 3 1/2 - Operates On O-42 Curves

20-80005B

1 in stock

$149.99

O-Gauge - 5-Car 70' ABS Passenger Set (Smooth) - PRR

O-Gauge - 5-Car 70' ABS Passenger Set (Smooth) - PRR

O-Gauge - 5-Car 70' ABS Passenger Set (Smooth) - PRR

20-65043

1 in stock

$299.99

O-Gauge - Long Island 2-Car 70' Madison Combo/Dinner Passenger Set

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O-Gauge - Long Island 2-Car 70' Madison Combo/Dinner Passenger Set

Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Bodies
Stamped Metal Floors
Detailed Car Undercarriage
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 6-Wheel Trucks
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
(2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Constant Voltage Overhead LED Interior Lighting
End-of-Car Diaphragms
Separate Metal Handrails
Detailed Car Interiors
Sliding Baggage Car Doors
Detailed Brake Wheel
Each Passenger Car Contains 10 Hand Painted Figures
2-Car Sets Feature (1) Combine, (1) Diner
1:48 Scale Proportions
Unit Measures: 38" x 2 7/16" x 3 1/2"
Operates On O-42 Curves

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GRAND CENTRAL LTD. LINCOLN NE 68507
TRAIN WORLD BROOKLYN NY 11218
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20-40066

1 in stock

$199.99

O-Gauge - Long Island 4-Car 70' Madison Passenger Set

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O-Gauge - Long Island 4-Car 70' Madison Passenger Set

The steel passenger car was in large part a byproduct of the building of New York's Pennsylvania Station. In 1901 the Pennsylvania Railroad, under President A.J. Cassatt, began the construction of its gateway into Manhattan. Until then, Pennsy passengers bound for New York de-trained in Jersey City and crossed the Hudson River by ferry to their final destination - while travelers on rival New York Central went straight to Grand Central Station. A key element of the Penn Station project was long tunnels under the Hudson, and another set of tunnels under the East River to link up with Pennsy subsidiary Long Island Rail Road. Cassatt was adamant that the cars going through his tunnels be fireproof, a requirement that the wooden cars of the era could not satisfy. The search for a steel car design was on.
With Cassatt's support, and that of George Westinghouse as well, New York's Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) was also looking for fireproof subway cars around the same time. Thus in 1904, in time for the IRT's opening, the first American regular-production steel cars were delivered to the IRT by American Car and Foundry (ACF), based on the designs of IRT technical engineer George Gibbs; similar suburban commuter cars went to Pennsy's LIRR.

Further Pennsy design work on a mainline passenger car led to the P-70 coach, which would become one of the most well known and numerous steel passenger car designs. The Pennsy's 1907 order for 200 P-70s, built by ACF, Pressed Steel Car Company and the road's own Altoona shops, was "the first large-scale commitment" to steel passenger cars, according to famed railroad historian John H. White, Jr., and "truly opened the age of the steel passenger car."

To compete with the Pennsy, other railroads found it necessary to upgrade to steel cars as well - initially just on premier name trains, and later throughout their fleets. Reluctantly, and under pressure from the Pennsy's requirement that only steel cars enter its New York terminal, Pullman converted to steel construction as well. On the west coast, the Southern Pacific had been an early advocate of steel passenger cars along with the Pennsy, and the lines controlled by E.H. Harriman, including the SP, UP, Illinois Central and Central of Georgia, were among other early adopters.

By around 1910, when Pennsylvania Station opened, the steel car had evolved into the so-called "heavyweight" design that would remain largely unchanged until the 1930s. Heavyweights, as depicted in our Premier models, were characterized by a clerestory roof (a holdover from the wood car era), riveted steel bodies, and a massive steel fishbelly underframe that contributed most of the cars' battleship-like strength.

Unlike some later designs, the sides and roof of a heavyweight were mostly along for the ride, and added little to the cars' structural integrity. The design, however, proved tremendously durable. Many heavyweights lasted more than 50 years in mainline service, rolling for decades alongside - and intermixed with - much newer lightweight streamlined cars.

The majority of heavyweights were 80'-85' long, which scales out to about 21" in O gauge. Many O gauge modelers, however, find cars of this length impractical, as they require large curves and create long trains that can overwhelm a typical-sized layout. For those reasons, our Premier heavyweights are about 70 scale feet in length - reproducing the look and feel of prototype heavyweights in a model that will round O-42 curves with ease and look at home on most scale-detailed O gauge layouts.

It's Prototypical: Dedicated mail trains, often named Fast Mail and running on express schedules, were common until the 1960s. Create your own Fast Mail with one or more RPOs for sorting mail en route, baggage or box cars for storage mail, and perhaps a rider coach for the crew.

No other manufacturer matches the quality and value found inside an M.T.H. Premier Line freight car. Using an intricately detailed, yet durable ABS body atop smooth rolling die-cast metal trucks results in a lightweight car that won't bog down a locomotive struggling to pull heavy aluminum passenger cars. What's more, each Premier Line passenger car features detailed car interiors and overhead lighting for a realistic and authentic appearance.

20-40065

1 in stock

$379.99

O-Gauge - Union Pacific #5769 70' Streamlined Baggage Car

O-Gauge - Union Pacific #5769 70' Streamlined Baggage Car

O-Gauge - Union Pacific #5769 70' Streamlined Baggage Car

20-64089

3 in stock

$99.99

O-Gauge - Union Pacific 2-Car 70' Streamlined Baggage/Coach Passenger Set

O-Gauge - Union Pacific 2-Car 70' Streamlined Baggage/Coach Passenger Set

O-Gauge - Union Pacific 2-Car 70' Streamlined Baggage/Coach Passenger Set

20-64092

1 in stock

$199.99

O-Gauge - Union Pacific 2-Car 70' Streamlined Sleeper/Diner Passenger Set

O-Gauge - Union Pacific 2-Car 70' Streamlined Sleeper/Diner Passenger Set

O-Gauge - Union Pacific 2-Car 70' Streamlined Sleeper/Diner Passenger Set

20-64091

1 in stock

$199.99