Texas Special FLEET #1 (sleepers)
Second RailSmith production run expected January 2019.
This is all three of the first sleepers for the Texas Special. Sleepers ‘JAMES BOWIE’, ‘WILLIAM B. TRAVIS’ & ‘JAMES CROCKETT’.
The MKT sleepers were named for those that fought for Texas at The Alamo.
These 14-4 sleeper cars were built by Pullman in 1948 and was part of two consists of The Texas Special. The Texas Special ran from St. Louis to San Antonio and had connecting cars to New York City and Washington DC.
The consist was as follows in 1948:
One RPO Baggage, three Chair Cars, one Coach Buffet Lounge, one Dining Car, seven Sleepers, one Buffet Lounge Observation Car. This fourteen car train was jointly operated by the MKT and the Frisco and pulled by two E-7 locomotives. This red and silver train must have been a sight to behold!
This selection to purchase all three sleepers in the fleet deal. Note that pricing here is a PRE-ORDER special.