RailSmith- NYC RPO

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Shipping Q4, 2023


Baggage 5014 was one of 2 cars that were 72 feet long, in this series built by American Car & Foundry in 1946-47 for the NYC.

Railway Post Office cars were used all across the New York Central system.

This silver car has the destictive dark gray lettering boards with the NYC lettering in the light gray. (A scheme I am very fond of.)

David Randall’s book is great documentation of these cars, and shows photos of these two cars with smooth sides.  We are producing this car, in this scheme, with fluted sides.  With so many other cars to build, a fluted Budd RPO is NOT on our list. So this RailSmith 72 foot fluted RPO will be a stand in, and a very good one, for the NYC RPO.

RailSmith is happy to bring this never-before-produced car to N Scale.

We will call this,  a classic version of this car.

For more information, talk to our friends at the NYC Historical Society.

Don’t miss the chance to ‘Get All The Mail’ by purchasing the entire fleet of SIX RPO’s being released at the same time! Follow this link to find the set of six, discounted for a short while.


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Blunt End Observation is a GRAND SLAM! I’ve wanted this car for ages but never figured out a good way to kitbash it.

Joe W.

And as for your goal of 5 releases a year, I admire your ambition, but I won’t hold it against you if you fall short on that accomplishment.  I’m just thrilled you’re doing such an AWESOME job of releasing this amazing train, and hope you don’t stop until it’s all done!

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To say the least this is a HUGE development for N-scale and I, along with a number of others, are indebted to you for making these cars possible. Thanks so very much!!!

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I have never been treated as graciously and in a manner more suited to a VIP in my life, as I was on our train trip.  It’s obvious how you’ve made your life a success story.  Looking around the train and seeing your friends I’m pretty sure they  were all made to feel very special by you, and your…


Ferdinand Magellan is great! This really fits your mission of offering significant cars that otherwise wouldn’t be produced.

Ray F.

I just wanted you to know my O gauge Hood River Pears car came yesterday in perfect condition. This car is just beautiful I can’t wait for the next one to come out. Keep up the good work.


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Linda and Pete B.

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Bill S.

That car is about the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in N scale!  Excellent work!