Passenger Car, RPO

Manufacturer:American Hi-Rail
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1993
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Based on A.C. Gilbert A.F. #950. Heavyweight. Vic Roseman finished and detailed this car. Trucks are from American Models. Photo #2 is from the 1994 catalog (scanned by Eric Reis).
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Photo #2
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:American Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:75'
Suitable for road numbers 7773 through 7799.
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Manufacturer:American Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:688
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
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photo © Steve Wolcott
Manufacturer:American Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Heavyweight.
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photo © Terence O'Kelly
Manufacturer:American Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
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Manufacturer:American Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:74'
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Manufacturer:American Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. Passenger car kits from Chester Industrial Arts were the paragon of simplicity. This Railway Post Office Pullman-prototype car shows how spartan the kits were. Items added to this car, that were not in the kit, include trucks, couplers, lettering, and the individual paper roof overlays. Trucks are by Enhorning. Dick built this car in around 1953. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Enhorning
Manufacturer ID:3001
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:60'
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Manufacturer:Enhorning
Manufacturer ID:3002
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:60'
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Manufacturer:Instrument Design, Inc.
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
The PRR Railway Post Office car is a limited-run urethane kit that bears the IDI name imprinted inside the shell. Painting and application of decals were done by Bob Comstock in the late 1980s. American Flyer 6-wheel passenger trucks and couplers came with the kit. This model is a combined 70' railway post office and express car with typical PRR markings from the mid-1950s.
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photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:J-C Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
The kit consists of 0.016" thick aluminum undecorated sides (either corrugated or smooth), basswood roof and floor, underbody details, ends, and roof vents. Does not include trucks, couplers, nor decals. These were Chester Industrial Arts upgraded kits. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts.
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Manufacturer:J-C Models
Manufacturer ID:S-104
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
The kit consists of 0.016" thick aluminum undecorated sides (either corrugated or smooth), basswood roof and floor, underbody details, ends, and roof vents. Does not include trucks, couplers, nor decals. These were Chester Industrial Arts upgraded kits.
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Photo #2
photo © Jim Syphax
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted, not lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service. Pullman-green body color.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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photo © Terence O'Kelly
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GMO)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Missouri Pacific (MP)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Pullman
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service. Pullman-green body color.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Pullman
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service. Tuscan body color.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted, not lettered
Prototype Dimensions:70'
Produced by American Models for S-Helper Service. Tuscan body color.
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Manufacturer:Scenery Unlimited
Manufacturer ID:S104
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:65'
Polystyrene sides, ends, floors, and detail parts. Wood roof. Can be built with or without truss rods; less trucks & couplers; simulated wood sides; reproduction of Kinsman wood kit.
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Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
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photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
Photo #3 shows the model painted and lettered for Bill's freelance St. Louis Eastern & Pacific (SLE&P).
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
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photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
The originally unpainted model was made in Korea by Duck-Yoo Corp. Flagged as USRA Type II RPO #3 by SouthWind.
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Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SMW-0020
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Heavyweight. 6-wheel truck. It was available unpainted and factory-painted. Flagged as RPO #1 by SouthWind.
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Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-0023
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
The originally unpainted model was made in Korea by Duck-Yoo Corp. Flagged as RPO #2 by SouthWind.
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Photo #2
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-0027
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1989
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
USRA.
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photo © Brian Jackson
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-400
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Brass
(may not have been produced) Budd. Part of the El Capitan passenger train.
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Manufacturer:Super Scale Models
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1948
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:63'
The model was based on a NYC prototype. Dick built it per the manufacturer's instructions, including clerestory vents and underbody fittings. He added hand grabs, steps, Kadee couplers, B.T.S. mail catchers, and S Scale Locomotive & Supply six-wheel trucks. Lettering is from a Champ decal set.
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photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Train Stuff
Manufacturer ID:24950
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1977
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:70'
This kit features cast styrene sides, milled wood floor and roof, and cast metal ends, steps, brake system, and battery box covers. A supply of chain, wire, and stripwood is included for the piping and other details. One version of the kit included trucks and couplers, while another did not. ARA class MB (CNJ 365-74). Sam Powell did a product review of this car in the June 1979 Railroad Master Craftsman issue.
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