Orders Due: 01-26-12
ETA: Apr-May 2012
Orders Due: ASAP
Orders Due: ASAP
Item Description Not all items can be in stock at all
Due to minimum order requirements and shipping charges we
"bunch" up re-orders to save you money. (We reserve the right to correct errors and change
prices without prior notice.)
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Not all of the items below may be in stock or available but
the information is provided for reference purposes.
If you MUST send an e-mail inquiry - copy & paste the entire description TEXT ONLY (NO pictures!) from the
item you are ordering into your e-mail.
It will save time and reduce confusion in determining
are inquiring about.
With the quantity of lines we carry it's not possible to memorize all of them.
remember to give your first and last name and the city and
state where you live in all
customers please include the country.
Extra fine details -
crisp paint & printing -
sliding baggage doors -
nicely weighted for the runner -
new adjustable draft gear - and
6-wheel truck with 36" metal wheelsets -
arched roof with Garland vents -
arched roof with Utility vents - and
clerestory; curve end trim and
straight end trim -
brake wheel or
brake lever all as per prototype.
For Students of Railroading - A brief history.
As construction techniques for carbuilding and track & roadbed improved - car capacity increased from 60-ft to 70-ft - nominally measured at 74 feet over the coupler faces or 70 feet between the end sills. These cars were used for carrying express packages - pre-sorted mail - and passenger luggage from the 1920s to the advent of Amtrak. In mail & express service (M&E) - they were interlined with connecting railroads to provide seemless service.
One could find CN cars on Grand Trunk Western trains rolling into Chicago's Dearborn Station. Texas & Pacific cars could be seen on their parent road Missouri Pacific - and on Southern Pacific trains west of El Paso to LAUPT. There is much photographic evidence of New York Central cars driving into LA by way of RI-SP - ATSF and UP. By the 1960's - railroads increasingly relied on M&E traffic to offset dwindling passenger ticket revenues. The express business in U.S. known as Railway Express Agency (REA) was the equivalent of today's UPS or FedEx. The REA provided express shipment and door-to-door service on trains using such cars as these and with a fleet of delivery trucks. REA's roots are partly in Wells Fargo & Co Stage Lines - which gave it's name to today's bank. The REA ended in bankruptcy in 1975.
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Part #: WoT-206 - Denver Rio Grande & Western - Road #: 745 - Aspen Gold with 4 Stripes - ex-D&SL - Arched Roof with Utility vents - 1929 ACF Click photo for large view
Part #: WoT-264TS - Atlantic Coast Line - Class C-8 Express Car - Road #’s: 1612 & 1629 - 2-car set- Pullman 1926 - Purple Streamlined Colors - Era: Streamlined passenger trains of the ACL Click photo for large view
Part #: WoT-203 - Texas & Pacific - 70-ft Clerestory Baggage-Express - Eagle paint scheme - Car # 1117 1925 ACF Lot 9886. Cars were different than the smaller doors MP cousins. Click photo for large view
Part #: WoT-205TS - Texas & Pacific - 70-ft Clerestory Baggage-ExpressEagle paint scheme - Road #s: 1120 & 11241925 ACF Lot 9886. Cars were different than the smaller doors MP cousins. Click photo for large view 2-Car Set
Part #: WoT-207 - Wabash - Arched Roof-Garland Baggage-Express - Blue & gray paint - Road #: 340Used on name trains as the Detroit- St. Louis Canon Ball - Chicago-St. Louis Banner Blue Click photo for large view
Part #: WoT-209 - New York Central - Clerestory 70-ft Baggage-Express - Pacemaker Green- Road #: 8725 Rebuilt by Beech Grove Shops in 1940-42. Retired in 1968; these NYC cars were used on trains to the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal carrying express. Click photo for large view
Part #: WoT-211TS - New York Central - Clerestory 70-ft Baggage-Express -Pacemaker Green - Road #s: 9065 & 9071 Rebuilt by Beech Grove Shops in 1940-42. Retired in 1968; these NYC cars were used on trains to the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal carrying express. Click photo for large view 2-Car Set
Part #: WoT-212 - Central of Georgia - Clerestory 70-ft Baggage-Express - Pullman green- Road #: 408 - Blt. 1914-1924 In 1907 - E. H. Harriman gained control of C of G Railway and - later sold it to the IC. Bought by Frisco in 1956. The ICC disapproved. C of G sold in '61. In '63 - Southern gain controlled of C of G. Click photo for large view
Part #: WoT-217TS - Canadian National - Arched Roof-Utility vents 70-ft Baggage-Express- "Maple Leaf Scheme" (c. 1954-1961) - Road #s: 8817 & 8826 National Steel Car; Weighted in at 143,600 lbs. Click photo for large view 2-Car Set
Part #: WoT-221 - Chicago & North Western - Clerestory Baggage-Express - Pullman green - Road #: 8757 -
74'-3" over buffers - 927 car built by? Click photo for large view Yes - North Western had a few 70-ft baggage cars.
Inventory is a fluid commodity. It changes by the
hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure
we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each
year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order
in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm
that we have it - and - while we are waiting for the order
it sells - you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson.
When we held items for customers’ orders - the order
never materialized 80%+ of the time. We lost out on
the orders placed while the item was on hold. Also
we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact
that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not
mean we can’t get it. So - as we spell out on our terms
pages - we don’t do it anymore. You may - however - call in and we will tell you if the items
are available and if possible attempt to locate what we
don’t have while you are on the phone.