Con-Cor - HO Scale - Heavyweight Combine Car - Southern Pacific Railway (SP) - ("Daylight" Red & Orange/ Black Roof) - Includes Interior & Lighting - Single Car - 2 Numbers Available
Available On: December 1, 2011
All railroads had some cars in its passenger fleet that were used in local or branchline service. Often these were older cars that had spent the prime of their life on the mainline "name train" inter-city service. Some railroads like the C&NW, Southern Pacific, Pennsylvania, and Canadian Pacific had hundreds of cars in their commuter fleets. No two railroads used exactly the same designs for their cars, and the lengths of the cars varied as well. Also many cars were sold off as "hand me downs" to smaller roads to be used on mixed train branchline service. So these cars could be at home on any prototype railroad, large or small. We chose to model them as 65 Ft long cars, so they would run on 18 inch radius curves of the average home layout. The time era for these cars stretched from the 1920's to well into the late 1950's.
The Southern Pacific "Daylight" Scheme is one of most colorful railroad paint scheme design, the Orange & Red scheme is also recognized world wide. In the early years these cars were pulled by Steam Locomotives similarly decorated. In later years diesels with matching paint schemes.
Baggage-Mail Cars, Combines, and Solariums will be available in 2 Car Numbers. Box ends will be marked (01) or (02) behind the stock number to denote which Car number.