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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-086-E - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Coach, 44-Seat - Union Pacific - 5473

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N Scale - Kato USA - 106-086-E - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Coach, 44-Seat - Union Pacific - 5473 Portland Rose


Brand Kato USA
Stock Number 106-086-E
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Passenger Car Pullman Coach
Prototype Passenger Car, Lightweight, Pullman, Coach, 44-Seat (Details)
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks UP
Road or Reporting Number 5473
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Gray
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack ID Number 106-086
Release Date 2015-12-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype Pullman Smoothside
Model Variety Coach, 44 Seat
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160



Prototype History:
Coach, 85’. Pullman Standard 44-seat coach.
Built for the Union Pacific and C&NW in 1950 as series 5400-5449 for use on the “City” trains, and again by ACF as series 5450-5487 in 1953. The ACF cars were almost the same as the PS cars, except the small window on one side at the door end (fourth window from the left in first model photo below) was a little smaller in the ACF car than the PS car.
The car is similar to the Pullman 48-seat coaches built for the Great Northern for the 1947 Empire Builder. The car is not identical because the GN car has 1 extra window on each side for the 4 extra seats. The car bears some resemblance to the 22-roomette sleeping cars built by PS for Southern Pacific’s Lark in 1949 and Cascade in 1950. This is a long-haul coach with long leg rests and rows spaced farther apart than the 60-seat short-haul coaches. Each pair of seats has its own window.

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

Brand/Importer Information:
KATO U.S.A. was established in 1986, with the first U.S. locomotive model (the GP38-2, in N-Scale) released in 1987. Since that time, KATO has come to be known as one of the leading manufacturers of precision railroad products for the modeling community. KATO's parent company, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

In addition to producing ready-to-run HO and N scale models that are universally hailed for their high level of detail, craftsmanship and operation, KATO also manufactures UNITRACK. UNITRACK is the finest rail & roadbed modular track system available to modelers today. With the track and roadbed integrated into a single piece, UNITRACK features a nickel-silver rail and a realistic-looking roadbed. Patented UNIJOINERS allow sections to be snapped together quickly and securely, time after time if necessary.

The Kato U.S.A. office and warehouse facility is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago. All research & development of new North American products is performed here, in addition to the sales and distribution of merchandise to a vast network of wholesale representatives and retail dealers. Models requiring service sent in by hobbyists are usually attended to at this location as well. The manufacturing of all KATO products is performed in Japan.

Supporters of KATO should note that there is currently no showroom or operating exhibit of models at the Schaumburg facility. Furthermore, model parts are the only merchandise sold directly to consumers. (Please view the Parts Catalog of this website for more specific information.)

Item created by: gdm on 2016-02-02 10:52:36. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-01-26 07:51:10

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