Brass Car Sides
Brass Sides - Union Pacific -- 48-Seat Chair Car #5331-5345, 5351-5365; 1947-On Without Louvered Skirt

Brass Car Sides
Brass Sides - Union Pacific -- 48-Seat Chair Car #5331-5345, 5351-5365; 1947-On Without Louvered Skirt

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HO
Scale
  • Union Pacific
  • Walthers Part # 173-31
    p. 107 2017 HO Scale Reference Book

Product Information

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" 85' streamlined coach or sleeper as an overlay conversion. Comes with instructions.
 
In March of 1941 Union Pacific ordered two series of 48-seat streamlined chair cars from Pullman-Standard for use on "The Challenger Streamliner" and other non-"City" trains. These two groups of 15 cars were ordered on Lot 6663, Plans 7468 and 7471, and were delivered in early 1942. The window layouts were identical in the two series. These parts have been produced without the louvered center skirts, which were removed when the cars were repainted in the standard Armour yellow and gray scheme in 1947. The majority remained in service until 1965-68 when they were retired.