RailSmith- Rock Island RPO

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Shipping Q4 2023


Finally a RPO for the Rock Island!

This Railway Post Office car was one of three in this lot delivered to the Rock Island, built by Pullman-Standard in 1948 for the Golden State train.

We are excited to offer this car that has never been produced in N Scale before. Like the other Rock Island cars we have produced, this car will not have full skirts. This all silver car was as it appeared after the red over silver Golden State scheme was retired.

(A future release will have that familiar red over silver version, and will have skirts.)

This is a Prototype car for the Rock Island!

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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