Photo-etched brass sides for streamlined passenger cars. Window openings and grab iron holes are etched through, with additional etched details on the surface. Undecorated kit can be used with either Basic (#173-101) or Deluxe (#173-102) Body Kits, or the Rivarossi "1930" streamlined coach or sleeper as an overlay conversion. Comes with instructions.
In mid-1950, the Chesapeake & Ohio and the Denver and Rio Grande Western received 59 and eight 52-seat lightweight coaches, respectively, from Pullman-Standard, built to Plan 7600. Railroad numbers were C&O 1610-68 and DRGW 1240- 1247. The Nickel Plate received 10 virtually identical cars built to plan 7600A, with only one corridor window of slightly different size and position. All of these coaches originally carried stainless steel fluting of two widths below the windows. Many cars were later sold to D&H, SAL, CNW, SP, Amtrak, transit authorities and individuals. Some had their fluting and/or their center skirts removed.