PASSENGER CARS

Railroad Collectibles maintains an inventory of scale dimensioned passenger cars available in sets or individually.  Our offerings include production or “as built” by the factory and upgraded and detailed versions. The short production runs of some factory built cars limit their availability.  Some cars are built or modified on request to represent specific prototypes not offered or no longer available.  For the most part these cars are set up for 3-rail operation, but most are readily convertible to 2-rail trucks and couplers.

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Pullman Cars &
Custom Passenger Car Sets

Abbreviations used to indicate details, modifications and upgrades:

c/p — custom painted
c/l  — custom lettered
f/p — factory painted
custom — modifications beyond painting and lettering
HW — Heavyweight or riveted side cars, generally pre-1937
MHW — Modernized Heavyweight design, visibly altered older cars
LW — Lightweight or welded cars, post 1937
SS — Stainless Steel
ACF — Prototype as built by American Car & Foundry
Budd — car represents Budd Company design features
P/S — Prototype was built by Pullman Standard

Many of our production passenger cars have been upgraded for a more prototypical appearance for those modelers who want to avoid the toy train appearance some otherwise fairly realistic cars convey.  The most common would be the silhouette window treatment that runs the gamut of the very toy-like treatment in early Williams and K-Line cars to more translucent, but still unrealistic versions in later production units.  We often have removed those window sheets and installed lightly frosted glazing and simulated window shades giving a much more convincing presentation.

The addition of diaphragms, correction of painting and lettering errors, are often part of the upgrades you will find on cars we have detailed beyond the production models.  We have often found that a lack of proper research has produced cars that run the gamut from entirely fictitious paint schemes (MTH Seaboard LW cars for example) to simply incorrect letterboards, numbers, or car names. (a PULLMAN lettered coach, baggage car or diner for example).  We will modify a representative trainset of period cars with lettering representing a particular era where the manufactured set only offers an earlier or later version. An example would be the Southern Railway Crescent Limited cars which were only two-tone green for the 1927-33/34 period but were Pullman Green before and after that time. We will assist in research for a particular train on request.

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Listed below are the cars currently available, all custom unless otherwise noted and often in single sets only.  [Click on underlined items to view photos; use browser back button to return.]

WILLIAMS PASSENGER CARS

Williams scale dimensioned cars were offered in various forms over the years, but currently only the 70” scale heavyweights are in production.  Since these are available on short order, we do not generally stock them but we can often find these cars. The current 70’ scale cars include baggage, RPO, coach, diner, Pullman , and observation.  Window upgrades make them more realistic as well as the addition of diaphragms which they do not supply.

In past years, Williams made a longer, almost 80’ version of a similar car in a 5-car set in several road names with very toy-like colored window inserts.  Without those inserts, these cars are a good starting point for custom coaches, parlors, and observations.  No RPO or diner was produced.  We have some individual cars in this configuration.  Call for availability.

For a very limited period of time Williams produced scale 80’ extruded Budd-style aluminum streamlined passenger cars in 6 car sets.  The car types included full baggage, baggage coach, coach, diner, dome coach and dome observation. These cars lend themselves to upgrading and re-lettering and are reasonable replicas of the prototype.  The dome observation though had limited prototype application.  We have few sets in the Amtrak scheme, and several others in custom sets.

Road Name

Description

Included/Note

Price

AMTRAK 6-80' Cars Production set $500
Atlantic Coast Line Champion - Custom set:
w/ Purple letterboards
HW RPO (Purple/silver), 70' bagg.drm, 80' coach, sleeper, diner, observation (no dome) glazing/shades $750
Boston & Albany Baggage 2-tone grey $85
Boston & Albany 80' Coach 2-tone grey $150
Baltimore & Ohio 4-Coaches HW Blue/Grey $175 ea.
Baltimore & Ohio Pullmans C/P all blue w/single gold stripe scheme, glazing and shades
(used as coaches postwar)
$125 ea.
Canadian Pacific 6-Car Scale 80' Set Streamlined, all metal: Baggage, Combine, Coach, Diner, Dome Obs.;
Silver, maroon stripe, gold lettering, window silhouettes.
$750
Canadian Pacific 6-Car Scale 80' Set Streamlined, all metal: Baggage, Combine, Coach, Diner, Dome Obs.;
Silver, maroon stripe, gold lettering;
frosted glazing & window shades instead of silhouettes
$950
Chesapeake & Ohio Pullman Cars Custom w/upgraded glazing/shades, correct car names -
"The George Washington" letterboard
$200 ea.
Long Island Parlor Car "Syosset" $150
Louisville & Nashville 70' Coach C/P Blue/grey w/stripes $150
New Haven NW Coach C/P Black/Red letterboard $175
New Haven Baggage C/P Black/Red letterboard $125
New Haven Parlor Merchants Ltd. - early - 2 versions $175
New Haven Observation Merchants Ltd. $225
Norfolk & Western RPO & Diner glazing & shades $150 ea.
Norfolk & Western RPO upgraded glazing $150
Norfolk & Western HW Coach Custom $150
Pennsylvania HW Coach Round roof, modernized $250
Pennsylvania HW Diner D78 80' scale $250
Pennsylvania LW Diner 80' scale $175
Pennsylvania LW Coach Cust 80' Scale, Budd Style $175
Pennsylvania Parlor, Congressional 80' Scale "Betsy Ross" $150
Penn-Rdg Seashore Lines HW Coach Cust. #9870 $150
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac HW Coach #620 $150
Seaboard HW Diner C/P #1007 $150
Seaboard HW Baggage/RPO #83 $125
Southern Business Car "Virginia" -  glazing & shades $150
Union Pacific 6-Car Scale 80' Set Streamlined, all metal: Baggage, Combine, Coach, Diner, Dome Obs.;
Yellow, Grey roof, Red stripes and lettering.
$650

K-LINE PASSENGER CARS

Although now out of production completely, K-Line passenger cars were available until recently in both heavyweight 72’ and lightweight 85’ configurations.  The heavyweights had been made many years and were sold originally with black and white silhouettes, later upgraded, and finally with full interiors.  Many road names were offered, not all of them accurate.  6 car types were: full baggage, RPO, coach, diner, Pullman , observation. We have some individual cars and sets in stock, both as built and modified.

The latter were produced in both polished stainless steel and smoothside painted versions.  Several prototype variations with full interiors and overhead lighting made these some of the nicest out of the box cars produced for the money when they were available. We have some original sets, some individual cars, and some modified cars in stock.  These are very desirable and difficult to find.  We have several road names in both as built and custom versions.

K-Line Heavyweight Cars

Road Name

Description

Included/Note

Price

Atlantic Coast Line HW Coach #890 $150
Baltimore & Ohio RPO upgraded glazing $150
Baltimore & Ohio Pullman "Lake Harriet" - upgraded $175
Chesapeake & Ohio Imperial Salon Parlor early scheme $150
Erie RPO C/P and custom glazing $150
Erie-Lackawanna 6-Car Set, Cust. Baggage, 2-coaches, Diner w/Int, sleeper, Obs  
Louisville & Nashville 5-Car Set Blue, grey roof , script lettering, glazing & shades $750
New York Central Coaches, Parlor glazing & shades $125 ea.
New York Central Diner glazing & shades $150
New York Central Parlor LW 85' Stainless Steel $150
New York Central Combine LW 85' Stainless Steel $150
Norfolk & Western Coaches glazing & shades, renumbered $175 ea.
Norfolk & Western HW Coach glazing & shades $175
Norfolk & Western Diner   $200
Norfolk & Western Baggage   $100
Pennsylvania 6-Car Set full interiors, new in boxes $675
Reading Company Pullman & RPO 2-tone Green scheme, upgraded glazing $150 ea.
Southern Railway 8-Cars, 2-tone Crescent Ltd. 1 of ea. type, but 2 coaches & 2 pullmans, all lighted w/custom window glazing & shades $850
Southern Pacific 6-Cars Daylight Orange scheme, New in boxes $500
Union Pacific 5-Cars, Yellow,grey roofs, red lettering, upgraded window glazing & shades $675
Union Pacific 6-car set
incl. Observation
Custom HW set "49er - with brown roofs, yellow/red lettering, glazing w/shades - matches S/L 49er Loco $750

K-Line Lightweight Cars

Road Name Description

Included/Note

Price
Baltimore & Ohio 4-85' Cars   Baggage, Diner, Observation, Pullman
w/Black roof (later scheme)
$600
California Zephyr 4-85' Cars: full scale 21" set includes Observation $600
New Haven 6-85' Car Set Post '48 Merchants Ltd. $850
New York Central 85'  Baggage/RPO   $85
New York Central 85'  Coach or Parlor   $175
Pennsylvania 6-85' Cars:  Bagg/drm, diner, coach, 2-sleepers ("Catawissa Rapids" & "Huron Rapids"), blunt-end Observation ("Mountain View") $1500
Pennsylvania 6-85' Cars: Bagg, combine, coach, diner, sleeper, round Observation $1000
Seaboard 4-85' Cars: Bagg/drm, sleeper, coach, diner  $800

WEAVER PASSENGER CARS

For several years Weaver has produced 80’ LW passenger cars in both ribbed and smoothside variations.  A production change some years ago was made in the car overall design and the truck sideframes.  The later cars have a more prototype appearance, although both types are all metal.  Earlier cars have silhouettes and the later ones dark green glazing. They are all lighted. We have some of these cars in both production and modified variations.

In addition Weaver has produced a line of full scale 85’Pullman-Bradley  cars built for several railroads during the transition from heavyweight to lightweight cars.  These cars have a lower profile, rounded roof and large windows. We have some in stock, both production and custom painted.

Road Name Description Included/Note Price
Baltimore & Ohio Baggage C/P, Pound Roof $125
Canadian Pacific Pullman/Bradley Maroon scheme $124
Great Northern 5-Car Empire Builder in Orange/Green Bagg, coach, diner, sleeper, observation (no domes) $750
New Haven Pullman/Bradley Black/white scheme, C/P $175
New Haven Pullman/Bradley Black/red lounge #1000, C/P $225
New Haven Pullman/Bradley Black Knight scheme, C/P $150
New York Central Baggage Smooth-sides 2-tone Gray $90
New York Central Baggage 1940 TT Grey Scheme $95
Norfolk & Western Pullman/Bradley #1700 clone $200
Norfolk & Western 5-Car Production Set Bagg, coach, diner, sleeper, observation (no domes) $650
Norfolk & Western 5-Car Powhatan Arrow: 2-coaches, diner, club, modified Observation, custom car ends  $1500
Pennsylvania 5-Car modernism paint scheme 70' modified baggage, coach, diner, Pullman, Observation correct numbering, custom car ends $1500
Pennsylvania "Cincinnati Limited"
 All metal 5 cars
Custom smoothside postwar scheme, 20" w/frosted glazing & shades: Baggage, Coach, Lounge, Sleeper, Observation w/lighted tailsign $750
Pennsylvania "Fleet of Modernism"
All metal 4 cars
1938-47 scheme: 2-tone Tuscan, multiple striping, custom glazing & shades: Baggage, Coach, Diner, Observation $500
Reading Company Coach, full length Round Roof w/interior OH lighting $125
Reading Company Crusader 5-car set as built $550
Reading Company 5-Car set w/2-Observations Corrected w/clear frosted glazing and shades $750
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Coaches, Dark blue/grey   $200 ea.
Southern Pacific 5-Car Production Set Daylight Orange scheme $450
Union Pacific Overland   2-tone grey scheme $100 ea.
Head End Cars: RPO & Baggage 60' Scale
B & O Baggage Custom Round Roof $135
Florida East Coast Baggage Custom, Clearstory Roof $125
Norfolk & Western Baggage   $95
Norfolk & Western RPO   $95
Pennsylvania Baggage   $95
Pennsylvania Baggage Round Roof $120
PRSL Baggage Custom, Clearstory Roof $135
Reading Company Baggage Round Roof $90
Reading Company Baggage Clearstory Roof $115
Reading Company RPO Round Roof $100
Reading Company RPO Clearstory Roof $125
Southern RPO Custom, Clearstory Roof $125

  MTH PASSENGER CARS

MTH has produced both heavyweight and lightweight passenger cars for several years in 5 car sets with some add-ons. The 5 car sets included baggage, 3 coaches, observation.  Add-ons RPO and diner.  The heavyweights have always been plastic bodies with metal frames and, with the exception of 1 80’set of Santa Fe cars, 70’ scale length.  The lightweight cars were originally aluminum but later changed to plastic bodies, both ribbed and smoothside, a few years ago. These are also 70’ scale cars. The 5 car set includes baggage, 3 coaches, observation.  Add-ons sleeper and diner. We have production and some custom versions including add-on sets.

MTH Heavyweight Cars

Road Name Description Included/Note

Price

Baltimore & Ohio Combine/Diner #MT-4101 $200
Boston & Maine Baggage, Combine, Diner Maroon scheme $150 ea.
Chesapeake & Ohio Diner HW c/p #968 $125
Chesapeake & Ohio Coaches & Diner Blue/yellow w/interiors $100 ea.
Jersey Central Baggage Green CRR of NJ $80
Jersey Central HW Coach C/P w/interior CNJ $125
Jersey Central 5-Car Blue Comet w/interiors, #20-4021 $500
Milwaukee Road Baggage Hiawatha scheme $150
Milwaukee Road Open Platform Obs Hiawatha scheme $150
New Haven Diner, dark green scheme C/P w/glazing & shades $175
Pennsylvania Combine/Diner #MT-4118 $225
Pennsylvania Diner C/P, glazing & shades $150
Reading Company Cafe Car C/P, glazing & shades $200
Texas & Pacific 5-Car Sunshine Special #MT-4009, Lt. blue & grey  $525
Texas & Pacific 2-Car Sunshine Special add-on #MT-4109, Lt. blue & grey  $225

MTH Lightweight Cars

Road Name Description

Included/Note

Price

Amtrak 5-Car aluminum set #MT-6508 $350
Baltimore & Ohio Sleeper/Diner #MT-6511 Cinn. PTD $150
Chicago & Northwestern 5-Car set #MT20-6538, match to S/L Hudson $500
New York Central Sleeper/Diner #MT-6509, Empire State Exp. $225
Pennsylvania Sleeper/Diner #MT-6507 PRR PTD $225
Rock Island 5-Car set #MT-6512, match to E-8 $350
Sante Fe 5-Car SS aluminum set Custom lettered Super Chief $550
Union Pacific Sleeper/Diner MT#6510, Aluminum $200

MTH Locomotive/Passenger Car Sets

Road Name Description

Included/Note

Price

Chicago & Northwestern 5-Car set matching Streamlined Hudson (3-rail) $1150
Rock Island 5-Car set, "The Rocket" matching E-8 A-B-A Diesel (3-rail) $800

LIONEL PASSENGER CARS

In recent years Lionel has produced a series of highly detailed heavyweight and now lightweight passenger cars.  These cars are scale proportioned, but like others, some individual cars are a little shorter than full scale. We have used these cars individually and in sets to build custom detailed trainsets.  From time to time sets and individual cars are available.

Road Name Description Included/Note

Price

Chesapeake & Ohio Coach, Business Car #15, and Club Car ("The Derby Club") $125 ea.
Pennsylvania 4-Car set Baggage, 2-Pullmans, Observation $550

ATLAS PASSENGER CARS

Road Name Description Included/Note

Price

SEPTA Commuter Cars   $125 ea.
SEPTA Cab Control Car   $175

GOLDEN GATE DEPOT

Road Name Description Included/Note

Price

B & O Coach 80' Full Scale $150
B & O Baggage 70' Full Scale $150
B & O RPO 70' Full Scale $165
B & O Combine 80' Full Scale $175
Florida East Coast Coach Custom 80' HW $175
PRR Baggage 70' Full Scale $165
PRR RPO 70' Full Scale $175
PRR Combine 80' Full Scale $175
PRR Parlor Custom, Spring City $160
PRSL Coaches P-70 Custom lettered $175
Seaboard Coach Custom 80' HW, postwar scheme $175
Pullman production and custom see special listing "Pullman Cars"  

[ 2 and 3 rail versions limited ~ call for availability ~ 2 rail versions add 10% ]

CUSTOM & OTHERS

Road Name Description Included/Note

Price

L & N Modernized HW Pullman postwar Blue/Grey scheme, custom built, $175
    2-rail lighted  
Nickel Plate Road HW RPO Custom Built #831 $150

LIMA: Production Scale European Passenger Cars — Round roof design w/Interiors

SNCF Coach French National Railways, Green/Grey $150
SBB Coach Swiss National Railways, Red/White $175
 — Grill Car "Restaurant Car" Red/White $200

Don't forget to check out our Custom Passenger Car Sets and Pullman Cars