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N Scale - Centralia Car Shops - CCS7050-04 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Diner Plan 7581 Western - Southern Pacific - 10205

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N Scale - Centralia Car Shops - CCS7050-04 - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Diner Plan 7581 Western - Southern Pacific - 10205 Image Courtesy of InterMountain Railway
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Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number CCS7050-04
Brand Centralia Car Shops
Manufacturer InterMountain Railway
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Body Style Centralia Car Shops Passenger Diner
Prototype Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Diner Plan 7581 Western (Details)
Road or Company Name Southern Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks SP
Road or Reporting Number 10205
Paint Color(s) Two-Tone Gray with White Stripes
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Generic Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype Pullman
Model Variety Diner Western (Plan 7581)
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



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Prototype History: In 1949, Southern Pacific took delivery of 5 dining cars from Pullman Standard. These cars were built to Plan 7579A. Four cars were delivered in the Overland two-tone-gray (TTG) scheme, while the fifth car was painted Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray to match UP equipment in the City of San Francisco pool.

Pullman Standard Plan 7581 diners were visually the same on the outside, with a slightly different seating arrangement inside. SP took deliver of these cars in the striking red & silver “Golden State” scheme. In early 1953 SP began repainting their Golden State equipment to the simplified silver with red letterboard “Sunset” style scheme.

Road Name History: The Southern Pacific Transportation Company (reporting mark SP), earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's initials) Espee, was an American Class I railroad. It was absorbed in 1988 by the company that controlled the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and eight years later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The railroad was founded as a land holding company in 1865, later acquiring the Central Pacific Railroad by lease. By 1900 the Southern Pacific Company was a major railroad system incorporating many smaller companies, such as the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad. It extended from New Orleans through Texas to El Paso, across New Mexico and through Tucson, to Los Angeles, through most of California, including San Francisco and Sacramento. Central Pacific lines extended east across Nevada to Ogden, Utah, and reached north through Oregon to Portland. Other subsidiaries eventually included the St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt), the Northwestern Pacific Railroad at 328 miles (528 km), the 1,331 miles (2,142 km) Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico, and a variety of 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge routes.

In 1929 SP/T&NO operated 13848 route-miles not including Cotton Belt, whose purchase of the Golden State Route circa 1980 nearly doubled its size to 3,085 miles (4,965 km), bringing total SP/SSW mileage to around 13,508 miles (21,739 km).

By the 1980s route mileage had dropped to 10,423 miles (16,774 km), mainly due to the pruning of branch lines. In 1988 the Southern Pacific was taken over by D&RGW parent Rio Grande Industries. The combined railroad kept the Southern Pacific name due to its brand recognition in the railroad industry and with customers of both constituent railroads. Along with the addition of the SPCSL Corporation route from Chicago to St. Louis, the total length of the D&RGW/SP/SSW system was 15,959 miles (25,684 km).

By 1996 years of financial problems had dropped SP's mileage to 13,715 miles (22,072 km), and it was taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Brand/Importer Information: Centralia Car Shops is an N-Scale manufacturer based in Des Plaines Illinois. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Des Plaines hobbies. Des Plaines Hobbies was founded by Ron Sebastian in 1984. Centralia subcontracts its manufacturing to InterMountain and 'piggy-backs' the production runs onto the InterMountain runs using the same factories in China as InterMountain. Shipping from factories in China is also coordinated with InterMountain as is distribution to retailers.

Des Plaines Hobbies is a old fashioned hobbyshop with an emphasis on Model Railroading. It was started 33 years ago when you could purchase a tube of glue and sticks of balsa wood. That is still true today, although we have added a few items. About 20 years ago we ventured into some light manufacturing and are also home to Centralia Car Shops, S Scale America, and O Scale America lines of kits, decals and parts. Also along the way we have purchased a few small lines that we still offer such as Microscale's S Scale decal line and Mullet River Model Works HO and S lines.

Des Plaines Hobbies is located 3 1/2 miles north of O Hare International Airport at 1524 Lee/Mannheim (US 12-45). Pace buses conveniently run north and south on Lee/Mannheim from O Hare and the Des Plaines Metra station (1 mile north). For drivers, there is parking for a couple hundred cars out front and on the right side of the store. We are located on the south side of the Jewel food store under the red awning. Come for a visit. ADA restroom available. Coffee is usually hot, if not, ask and we will put a pot on.


Item created by: gdm on 2018-10-10 22:20:32

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