RailSmith- ATSF Chair Pair
Shipping Q4, 2023
Between 1946 and 1953, the Santa Fe Railway ordered 137 Chair Cars. These cars were added to trains like the Texas Chief, San Francisco Chief and the El Capitan allowing older cars to be retired from those trains. The Budd company supplied 45 of those cars, with the remaining 92 were built by Pullman.
Our two Santa Fe Chair Cars in this release are from those delivered from Pullman-Standard. Although none of the actual cars are 100% like our fluted Pullman Coach, we feel that the lack of Chair cars for this great railroad is sufficient reason to produce what we will call Classic versions for your enjoyment.
Car #3179 is a ‘Chair Club’ car and sports an antenna on the roof. While road#3180 has no antenna.
These cars are all sliver, roof, trucks and under frame.
A reminder should be said, that there is only one car found like the Rd#3179. When these are gone, they are gone.