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PREORDER Walthers 920-9533 85' ACF Dome-Coach - Ready to Run -- Union Pacific City of Los Angeles (yellow, gray, red w/decals), HO

MSRP: $94.98
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Item Number: 920-9533
Manufacturer: WalthersProto




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The City of Los Angeles handled a large volume of storage mail during the winter months, often in newer baggage cars from the 5631-5663 series. Ordered from American Car & Foundry in 1953, these 85' streamliners were unique in that they rode on six-wheel trucks to handle a bigger load. All cars were built to plan #767570, but were constructed in two lots, with eight cars in Lot #3810 featuring nine roof vents, while the 25 cars built in lot #4094 had a single large vent. After 1967, most were reassigned to work train service. 
 
Based on cars from lot #4094, these models are finished in UP's classic Armour Yellow, Harbor Mist Gray and red. Superb details inside and out include new black window gaskets for the first time, factory-installed grab irons, correct trucks, and modeler-installed extended drawbars for 22" radius curves. A full set of decal numbers is included to model any car in the fleet. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: As these cars are the correct prototype length and feature full underbody detail to match the prototypes, a minimum 24" radius is recommended for operation. 
 

 
The 1960s City of Los Angeles saw an increase in head-end traffic during the winter months, handling checked baggage for coach passengers, as well as storage mail and express shipments. Based on cars delivered new in 1953 from American Car & Foundry (ACF), this WalthersProto model is based on the 25 cars in the #5631-5633 series built as lot #4094, plan #767570 that rode on that rode on six-wheel trucks and featured a ingle large roof vent. Perfect for your UP Domeliner fleet, other features include:
  • Prototypically accurate window tinting & black gaskets as appropriate
  • Factory-installed stainless steel grab irons
  • Modeler-installed extended drawbars for use on 22" radius curves included
  • Turned metal wheelsets and correct trucks with built-in electrical contacts
  • Fully assembled and finished in authentic colors
  • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

PLEASE NOTE: As these cars are the correct prototype length and feature full underbody detail to match the prototypes, a minimum 24" radius is recommended for operation.

Adding the 1960s City of Los Angeles to your layout or collection is easier than ever with your choice of two superb sets of railroad-ready models. Designed for the most demanding modeler or collector, each features factory-printed car names and/or numbers – 10 in all – as appropriate. Other features available only on these cars include 150+ Preiser passengers and crew throughout the train and factory-installed LED lighting as appropriate.

Limited to just 300 sets each and sold only as a complete 10-car set, all Deluxe Edition cars are scheduled to arrive in the same month as standard models, with deliveries beginning in February 2019. Individual Deluxe Edition cars vary in price between $85.00 and $135.00 each.

Remember, past Deluxe Edition car sets have sold out in a matter of hours – contact your participating dealer, preorder above, or call us at 1-800-487-2467 now to reserve yours!

920-820 1960s City of Los Angeles Set A $1240.00
Includes one each of these exclusive cars:
85' ACF Baggage #5651 (No lights or figures) 
85' ACF Baggage-Dormitory #6006
85' ACF 44-Seat Coach #5463
85' ACF Dome-Coach #7007
85' ACF Café-Lounge #5001
85' Budd 10-6 Sleeper Pacific Cruiser
85' ACF Dome-Diner #8009
85' ACF Dome-Lounge #9013
85' P-S 11 Double-Bedroom Sleeper Placid Valley
85' P-S 5-2-2 Sleeper Ocean Sunset
920-821 1960s City of Los Angeles Set B $1240.00
Includes one each of these exclusive cars:
85' ACF Baggage #5638 (No lights or figures)
85' ACF Baggage-Dormitory #6007
85' ACF 44-Seat Coach #5471
85' ACF Dome-Coach #7000
85' ACF Café-Lounge #5005
85' Budd 10-6 Sleeper Pacific Crest
85' ACF Dome-Diner #8006
85' ACF Dome-Lounge #9004
85' P-S 11 Double-Bedroom Sleeper Placid Bay
85' P-S 5-2-2 Sleeper Ocean Mist

A typical winter consist through the 1960s reflected consolidations begun a few years earlier. Milwaukee Road handled the train between Chicago and Omaha where UP E8s and E9s took over; these were equipped with Automatic Train Stop (ATS) by 1968 for operation over Santa Fe tracks between Victorville and Barstow, California. Head-end traffic consisted largely of storage mail (typically heavier during the fall months leading up to Christmas) through late 1967, and to eliminate stops, a baggage-dormitory accommodated the dining car crew for the entire trip. Business or budget-minded travelers could purchase lower priced seats in long-distance leg rest coaches and enjoy affordable meals served in a lunch counter diner-lounge. Various sleepers brought up the rear where the ride was quieter, including cars switched over to the SP at Ogden connecting to Oakland/San Francisco. The sleeping car section also included a dome-lounge (rebuilt for mid-train service in 1956), as well as the signature dome-diner with upstairs seating, a private dining room and lounge on the lower level. The following lists of trains running in the 1960s through 1971 show typical consists during the winter months with a mix of both coaches and sleepers, as well as summer operations when the surge of vacationers required running the train in two sections.

March 1964 #103 Westbound Omaha-Los Angeles

E8A-B, E9B, E8A
Storage Mail
Storage Mail
Railway Post Office - Storage Mail
Storage Mail
Dome-Coach
Coach
Coach
Lunch Counter Diner-Lounge
Coach
Coach
Coach
4-4-2 Sleeper (UP)
10-6 Sleeper (SP)
10-6 Sleeper (SP)
11 Double-Bedroom Placid Sleeper
Dome-Diner
Dome-Lounge
5-2-2 Ocean Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
Baggage-Dormitory Heater Car (winter service)

December 1964 #103 Westbound Omaha-Los Angeles

E9A-E9B-E8A
Storage Mail - Express
Storage Mail
Storage Mail - Express
Baggage-Dormitory
Dome-Coach
Coach
Coach
Lunch Counter Diner-Lounge
Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
Dome-Diner
Dome-Lounge
11 Double-Bedroom Placid Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
6-6-4 Sleeper (UP)

June 30, 1968 #104 Eastbound Omaha-Chicago

MILW F7
MILW E9B
MILW E9A
Storage Mail-Express
Baggage-Dormitory
Dome-Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach
Lunch Counter Diner-Lounge
5-2-2 Ocean Sleeper
Dome-Diner
Dome-Lounge
11 Double-Bedroom Placid Sleeper
11 Bedroom Sleeper (UP)
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper

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