K-4680C   PRR Spirit of St Louis 4-PAC (18") Pennsylvania
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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.

We reproduced the real 72 foot UP passenger cars in full O Scale (18 inches). That's 18 long inches of sleek extruded aluminum metal! The 18 inch cars require 42 inch diameter curves.

Additionally, K-LINE® has produced the first correct Flat End Observation Car. The A.J. Cassatt Car was one of seven flat end passenger cars built in 1949 and named for selected PRR Presidents. The flat end cars created the particular look associated with the Pennsylvania’s fleet of post-war streamliners.

Catalog: 2000 1st Edition
Release Date: SOLD OUT

Passenger Car Features
  •   18 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
  •   42 inch Diameter Curve Required

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On July 16, 2010 03:38 PM, Mark Massa provided the following input:

4 pack box set. OEM shipping box in background
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On July 16, 2010 03:39 PM, Mark Massa provided the following input:

Picture of prototypical Blunt end Observation car.
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On July 16, 2010 03:40 PM, Mark Massa provided the following input:

Picture of the two PRR coaches in the set.
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