RailSmith-SP Hamburger Grill #10402

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And since you care, there will be more coaches in this Red & Silver scheme!

This production run is planned to arrive Q1- 2023


Presenting the SP Hamburger Grill #10402 in Silver & Red.

Southern Pacific had five cars built in 1949 by Pullman-Standard, they designated as ‘Coffee Shop-Lounge’. Three of the cars were delivered for service on the Golden State, and two of the cars went to the City of San Francisco (COSF). In 1955, the Golden State cars were pulled from that train as the Rock Island took over food service at that time. The three cars were then converted to what the ESPEE called Hamburger Grill-Lounge cars. The railroad was capitalizing on the popularity of burgers and milk shakes in the early 1950 drive-in restaurants. This also helped the SP economize service at the same time appeal to a current trend.  There were numerous heavy-weight Hamburger Grill cars on the ESPEE, but these three were the only streamlined ‘lightweight’ cars. The two COSF cars remained as Coffee Shop-Lounge cars on that train. More about those cars when they are released.

This car #10402, was one of the three cars, and a perfect addition to our line-up as this era when the SP launched their red & silver scheme, loved burgers!

All of this information is according to the Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society. Read more about it in their epic book ‘Southern Pacific Passenger cars volume 4: Dining Service Cars’. 

RailSmith Hamburger Grill-Lounge features: the ‘best burgers on the rails’ as well as an accurate newly tooled diner that includes antenna and correct roof exhaust vents as used in this time period. No skirting on this car as era appropriate. And speaking of time period, these cars were picked by Amtrak, but were retired in 1973. That makes these great for Amtrak’s ‘Rainbow Era’ as well!

This is a ‘Classic’ car that you need!





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