UP- Sleeper Fleet #1

In stock

$136.00

 

This new sleeper will deliver – 4th Quarter 2022

 

Description

Western Wonderland’ & ‘Western Trail’ & ‘Sun Park’ – UP Sleeper Fleet #1

Union Pacific ordered 12 cars from American Car & Foundry built with 12 roomettes and 4 bedrooms.  Delivered in 1949, these cars were given the prefix ‘Western’. In this same order were two cars for the C&NW, with the Wabash ordering ten.  Four of the Wabash’s ten cars were used in the pool for the UP’s City of St. Louis while the other six Wabash cars were painted blue and used in other service.

The Western Series cars were very popular and could be found on every one of Union Pacific’s ‘City’ trains at some point in time.

In 1965, the demand for more bedrooms lead the UP to convert their Western Series to eleven bedroom cars. These were then renamed with the prefix ‘Sun’, and the ‘Sun Series’ was born.

RailSmith has tooled some new parts and used existing ‘Pullman’ parts to create this never-before-in-N-Scale sleeper! So we call this a Classic version.

This ‘UP Sleeper Fleet #1’  includes both Western Series cars as well as the ‘Sun Park’ car, for a total of three sleepers in Armor yellow. All of these cars show PULLMAN in lettering board which is accurate until 1965 for the Western Series and 1967 for the Sun Series.

One of UP’s 12 Western Series cars is Western Wonderland.    This car name is perfect as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of  Yellowstone the first National Park, March 1872-2022.  In those early days Yellowstone was known as ‘the wonderland’  because Alice in Wonderland, the book, had recently been published.  The car Western Wonderland will have a special commemorative insert marking this moment in time.

Trust us, you will love it!

 One last note about ‘Limited Edition’. As we go into production the quantities are set as our best guess of demand for that item. That said, as other cars we have produced for the past 30 years, a particular road name will not be rerun.

 

$136.00

In stock

Latest On The Track

S. Reames

I received my observation/business car today and – like all of my other cars from you – I love it!

Jim and Jo Ann K.

Every aspect of the trip was professionally done.  You and Barbara were on top of every change and your matter-of-fact assurances speak highly of your professionalism.  Jo Ann is a retired chef  and we know what good food is, and the meals provided on the CZ trip were stellar! BRAVO to you and Barbara for…

R.M.

You know I’m always looking forward to the next release and its arrival with great anticipation. I treasure my Lowell Smith Signature collection.

K L

What a trip! We had a great time- exceeded our expectations by a mile. The Silver Lariat was simply stunning. A gem on the rails. The scenery and weather were perfect. The delays were not an issue for us at all. All just a good days work on the railroad! Thank you for all the…

R.L.

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

Jerry E.

Received GN A10 today. Absolutely stunning! I am very pleased. Thank You all.

Anonymous

What a trip! We had a great time- exceeded our expectations by a mile. The Silver Lariat was simply stunning. A gem on the rails. The scenery and weather were perfect. The delays were not an issue for us at all. All just a good days work on the railroad! Thank you for all the…

Anonymous

The thing I love about all the things you do is the fact that everything is so well thought out, so beautiful and so unique.  

R. M.

Lowell, I just want you to know – you make this hobby fun!

R. K.

You are in my book one of the very best.