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Continuing Rapido’s tradition of highly
detailed passenger cars, Rapido is
proud to introduce the all-new Budd
Slumbercoach in HO scale!
In the mid 1950s, with passengers
quickly switching to airline travel
or the private automobile, the Budd
company devised the Slumbercoach as
an economical way to attract overnight
passengers back to the rails. With
a capacity of 40 passengers in a 24
single room plus 8 double room plan,
the Slumbercoaches offered a lower
cost alternative positioned between
coach seating and a first class bedroom
on overnight runs. A single aisle in the
center of the car was flanked by the
single and double rooms on each side.
With 18 cars built new between
1956 and 1959, these cars with their
distinctive staggered windows could be
seen on some of the USAs most famous
trains such as the North Coast Limited,
Denver Zephyr, National Limited, Texas
Eagle and many more.
As delivered, the 18 car Slumbercoach
fleet comprised of the following:
Later, in 1964 the NP would take
ownership of the B&O and MP cars
and at least 2 cars ended up with BN
lettering briefly in 1970-71. The entire
fleet would end up with Amtrak in the
70s and 80s with all cars converted to
head end power. Most lasted into the
mid to late 90s when they were finally
retired and replaced with more modern
equipment such as the Superliner II
and Viewliners. Most of the fleet still
exists today in various states including
in museum collections and in private
ownership. One car – Loch Ness – has
been fully restored by Webb Rail and is
operated as a private car.
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