UP – ‘Western Wonderland’ Sleeper

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This new sleeper will deliver – 4th Quarter 2022

 

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Western Wonderland’ – UP Sleeper

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 and 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 U.P. ‘City’ train 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 and another great train story!

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. Read more about the Yellowstone Celebration story.

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.

 

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