K-4680A   PRR Spirit of St Louis Baggage/RPO 2-PAC (15") Pennsylvania
    $199.95 ea.    

K-4680A K-4680A

By the late 1930s, the lightweight steel passenger car revolution was sweeping the railroads. The on-going rivalry between the two railroad giants, Pennsy and NYC, intensified as both railroads commissioned premier industrial designers to oversee their passenger car modernization upgrades.

While designer Henry Dreyfuss created the silvery-sleek fluted passenger cars for the NYC's 'Great Steel Fleet' (see Empire State Express), well-known designer Raymond Loewy designed the Pennsy's regal 'Fleet of Modernism,' the name given by the Pennsy to include all its new, lightweight passenger trains. Among the new Fleet of Modernism trains was the Spirit of St. Louis that ran between New York, Washington and St. Louis.

The steel cars of the Spirit are accurately reproduced here in 15 inches of extruded aluminum. The RPO and the Baggage Cars were actually 60 feet long, they are reproduced in full 1:48 Scale. These cars are equipped with amazing, prototypically correct details, including the brass mail catcher on RPOs, opening doors on all cars and metal car details. These 15 inch metal cars smoothly negotiate 31 inch diameter curves which is sure to make them a favorite on many a tight bend.

Catalog: 1999 1st Edition
Release Date: SOLD OUT

Passenger Car Features
  •   15 inches long
  •   O Scale (1:48)
  •   Extruded Aluminum Car Body with Smooth Sides
  •   Overhead StreamLighting® Illumination
  •   Fully Furnished Interiors
  •   Opening Doors
  •   Metal Handrails
  •   Metal Grab Rails
  •   Die Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  •   Separate Metal Truck Springs
  •   Operating Metal Couplers
  •   Metal Chassis with Details
  •   Factory Installed Diaphragms
  •   Prototypical Reproduction
  •   31 inch Diameter Curve Required

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On November 26, 2008 10:27 AM, pennsyk4 thinks that something is not accurate:

These cars plus the 4680b issue must have been 18" cars not 15" cars the same as the 4680c set

On February 16, 2012 12:19 PM, YORKtrains wrote:

based on the ties on the track, you can see they are 15"