The City of Los Angeles handled a large volume of storage mail during the winter months, often in newer baggage cars from the 5631-5663 series. Ordered from American Car & Foundry in 1953, these 85' streamliners were unique in that they rode on six-wheel trucks to handle a bigger load. All cars were built to plan #767570, but were constructed in two lots, with eight cars in Lot #3810 featuring nine roof vents, while the 25 cars built in lot #4094 had a single large vent. After 1967, most were reassigned to work train service.
Based on cars from lot #4094, these models are finished in UP's classic Armour Yellow, Harbor Mist Gray and red. Superb details inside and out include new black window gaskets for the first time, factory-installed grab irons, correct trucks, and modeler-installed extended drawbars for 22" radius curves. A full set of decal numbers is included to model any car in the fleet.
PLEASE NOTE: As these cars are the correct prototype length and feature full underbody detail to match the prototypes, a minimum 24" radius is recommended for operation.
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The 1960s City of Los Angeles saw an increase in head-end traffic during the winter months, handling checked baggage for coach passengers, as well as storage mail and express shipments. Based on cars delivered new in 1953 from American Car & Foundry (ACF), this WalthersProto model is based on the 25 cars in the #5631-5633 series built as lot #4094, plan #767570 that rode on that rode on six-wheel trucks and featured a ingle large roof vent. Perfect for your UP Domeliner fleet, other features include:
- Prototypically accurate window tinting & black gaskets as appropriate
- Factory-installed stainless steel grab irons
- Modeler-installed extended drawbars for use on 22" radius curves included
- Turned metal wheelsets and correct trucks with built-in electrical contacts
- Fully assembled and finished in authentic colors
- Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers