HO Rivarossi – 4 Pennsylvania Fleet of Modernism Cars

4 – HO Rivarossi Pennsylvania Railroad passenger cars in the “Fleet of Modernism” paint scheme. All are lightweight/modern cars with 4 wheel plastic trucks and hook horn couplers; 1 - Coach Car (Car # 4010), 1 –Dining Car (Car # 4501), 1 – Sleeper Car (Car # 4022), and 1 – Observation car (Car # 1126). No scratches, dents, missing or broken parts. All were never run and were kept in original boxes which still have the plastic inserts, cellophane windows, and end flaps. No lights or interiors in the cars, but all have window glazing.

History : On March 15, 1938 the Pennsy introduced 4 trains to be equipped with new “lightweight” passenger cars know as the “Fleet of Modernism”. Initially, a total of 142 cars were painted in this new paint scheme designed by industrial designer Raymond Loewy. The cars were primarily painted in PRRs Tuscan Red with several gold lines runnion the length of the car below the windons and had a darker band of Dark Tuscan/Maroon Red encompassing the window line and black roofs. Many of these cars had "fluted sides" as represented by these model. These cars were used to equip 2 train sets each for The Broadway Limited, The Liberty Limited, The General, and The Spirit of St. Louis. Eventually additional cars were painted in this scheme to equip several other trains. Some of the cars lasted in this
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