RailSmith- GN Empire Builder Duplex Sleeper-SNAKE RIVER
shipped April 18 2023
Sleeper SNAKE RIVER
Sixteen cars in this class were built by Pullman-Standard for Empire Builder service in 1951. These cars will not have skirts.
The Great Northern typically ran five sleepers on the Empire Builder in this era. Three of these ‘River’ series sleepers and two (or three) of the ‘Pass’ series sleepers. All depending on the seasonal need.
This selection ‘GN’s Empire Builder SNAKE RIVER Duplex Sleeper’. This car is also one of the ‘Fleet’, but offered as single should for some strange reason you would not want all three of these new beauties.
The Snake River was owned by the Spokane Portland & Seattle and was one of their contributions for this 1951 train. Those ownership initials are shown in the upper corners of the lettering board.