RailSmith- Empire Builder Diner ‘Lake Union’

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Shipping July 2023


N SCALE!  GN’s Empire Builder Diner Lake Union

This dining car was one of six built by American Car & Foundry in 1951 for service on the new ‘Mid-Century Empire Builder’. Like the Pullman-Standard diners, all of these cars are named for lakes along the Great Northern’s route.

The lettering board showed ‘Empire Builder’. This N Scale model is this version and has no skirts.

This is a Prototype car.

Consider the ‘Jim Hill’s Full Meal Fleet’ for discount on all of the dining car paint schemes coming in this release. Check that out here.


Read more about the production of this new body style


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