Operating Era: 1949-1960.
These Express cars were rebuilt by NWP from their 100 USRA DS box cars in 1939. See Our Kit #3818 for that version. After WWII, the NWP repainted the cars with a colorful "Redwood Empire Route Overnite" banner down the length of the car. Our Kit features the full color lettering, AB brakes, an improved One-Piece body, passenger steam, signal and air lines, etched sill steps and many other details.
NOTE: A PDF file color photo of NWP #1960 is available with this Kit. Email Required.
This series of Kits is also available with Tahoe trucks (Code 110 or 88 wheels) and Kadee couplers (#5 or #158).
Please see Kits #12481 or 12482.
Please also see our KIT #3818 for the Original Version of the USRA DS Box/Express car (1919-1946), and,
Kit #3858 for the NWP USRA DS Box cars from 1946 to 1960.
PLEASE SEE OUR NEW KIT RELEASES SECTION FOR MORE INFO ON THE #12400 SERIES KITS.