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Denver & Rio Grande Western / Cerro Summit #854 Arch Roof Observation (TWTL-86648)
Manufacture: Athearn Roadhouse
Separate Grab Irons
Removable, magentically attached roof
Weighted for optimum performance
McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
2 or 3-axle trucks, per prototype
Razor sharp paint and printing
Removable Roof-held with magnets
Machined 33" metal RP25 profile wheels
RPO comes with mail hook details on both sides
Car length: 8.5 inches
Minimum radius: 18"
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
The arch roof and heavyweight passenger cars were signature to the 1920s-1940s passenger trains. As passenger rail developed in North America so did the needs of the travelling public. The arch roof passenger cars allowed the railroads to fulfill more seats per car than the wooden passenger cars they replaced. The arch roof cars carried on until the postwar streamlined passenger cars came into service.