RailSmith- ATSF RPO 3601
Shipping December, 2023
Built 1951, this was part of the last group of Baggage & Mail cars delivered to the Santa Fe. The car #3601 is one of three in this class that had fluted sides.
As no Railway Post Office has ever been built in N scale for the ATSF without skirts, ours comes in that variation, with NO Skirts. The full (center) skirting was typically removed from the cars to allow fast and easy access to service them. In some cases skirting was removed soon after delivery. But in other cases and rarely, we would see skirting still on the car at the end of their career.
This car is all sliver, roof, trucks and under frame, and is a classic version of this car.