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MTH 20-66266 - 70' Streamlined Slpr/Diner Passenger Set "Reading" (2-Car)

MTH Electric Trains

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Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Reading (Smooth)
    • Product Line: Premier
    • Scale: O Scale
    • Release: May 2016


    • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Bodies
    • Stamped Metal Floors
    • Detailed Car Undercarriage
    • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
    • Metal Wheels and Axles
    • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
    • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
    • Needle-Point Axles
    • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
    • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
    • Constant Voltage Overhead LED Interior Lighting
    • End-of-Car Diaphragms
    • Separate Metal Handrails
    • Detailed Car Interiors
    • Detailed Brake Wheel
    • 1:48 Scale Proportions
    • Unit Measures:38" x 2 7/16" x 3 1/2"
    • Operates On O-42 Curves


    The lightweight, streamlined passenger car was a product of the Great Depression. While the heavyweight steel cars built in the teens and 1920s were dependable and often luxurious, their dark colors and solid, battleship-like exteriors didlittle to lift the spirits at a time when the entire nation needed a pick-me-up. As noted railroad historian John H. White, Jr. put it in The American Railroad Passenger Car, "Some hope during these gloomy years was offered by a new designconcept called streamlining. It presented a sleek, modern image of speed and innovation. What had been an obscure technical term in aerodynamics was made into a household word through an astute publicity campaign mounted by severalrailroad traffic departments. It succeeded in creating a general interest in railroading practically unknown since the opening of the first transcontinental line. According to Railway Age, 'For the first time in many years, the words 'sold out' re-entered the ticket clerk's vocabulary.'"

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