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MTH 30-67864 - 60' Streamlined Sleeper/Diner "Chesapeake & Ohio" (2-Car)

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  • Road Name: Chesapeake & Ohio
  • Product Line: RailKing
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Feb. 2016
  • Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Overhead Interior Lighting
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • End-of-Car Diaphragms
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • Detailed Car Interiors
  • 2-Car Sets Feature (1) Sleeper, (1) Diner
  • Unit Measures:34 6/16" x 2 5/8" x 3 5/16"
  • Operates On O-31 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, battleshiplike exteriors did little 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 design concept 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 several railroad traffi c departments. It succeeded in creating a general interest in railroading practically unknown since the opening of the fi rst transcontinental line. According to Railway Age, 'For the fi rst time in many years, the words 'sold out' re-entered the ticket clerk's vocabulary.'"

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