60-ft Harriman Coaches

(N scale)

About the prototype -

Introduced in 1906, just before Henry Ford made his famous model "T" automobile, these cars were the defining characteristics of steam passenger trains for the Union Pacific, the Illinois Central, the Southern Pacific and other associated railroads. For the traveling public, they were a step up from wooden coaches that would break like a match stick in the event of a derailment. So durable were these all steel cars that some lasted until 1968 ... A life-span of 60 years!

The great Edward Henry Harriman who controlled the Chicago & Alton Railroad, the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, the Illinois Central, the Central of Georgia, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Wells Fargo Express Company, directed the development of the "Common Standard Specifications" among the Associated Lines. The Common Standard allowed common specifications of parts, and allowed for car and locomotive design and maintenance to be shared with all Harriman-controlled railroads. This allowed economical bid prices due to the sheer size of standardized orders. Further, it allowed the Harriman-controlled railroads to standardize on part inventories and methods for car repair. These cars were designed with the distinctive arched roof and diamond underframe crossbearers, a departure from the clerestory roof design.

Developed by the Associated Lines for all Harriman controlled roads, these wide window coaches seated 68 passengers on Hale and Kilburn reversible seats. These C-4 (Common Standard Specifications CS 217) cars were built by Pullman 1909 to 1912 and numbered 395 cars.  The purchase price for one of these Harriman Coaches in 1911 was $12,161.

About the model -

Full interior, authentic 4-wheel heavyweight truck on metal 36" wheels, magnetic knuckle couplers, Common Standard underframe detail, all the rivets you can count in N-scale!

Taking Reservations. Orders due April 29, 2016. Delivery fall 2016.   All New Paint and New Coach Car Numbers!

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N scale Harriman Coach WP MOW

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Western Pacific Harriman Coach Maintenance-of-Way

The Western Pacific Railroad used their obsolete heavyweight arched roof coaches in maintenance-of-way service.

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337 WP Car no. M.W. 0908 $36.59

 

N scale Harriman UP TTG

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Union Pacific Harriman Coach, Two-Tone Gray

At the end of World War II (fall 1945), U.P. boss Mr. G.F. Ashby approved a new paint scheme for non-streamlined U.P. passenger equipment (and steam locomotives assigned in passenger service). They were repainted in the Two-Tone Gray giving it an updated modern look. They matched Pullman Co. two-tone gray streamlined Pullman cars in pool service and the early CNW-UP-SP joint train "The 49ers".

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338 Car No. 861 $36.59
339 Car No. 864 $36.59
340 Car No. 870 $36.59
341 Car No. 879 $36.59
342 Car No.882 $36.59

 

N scale IC Harriman

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Illinois Central Harriman Coach, Dark Olive

The Illinois Central Railroad was part of the Associated Roads, a.k.a Harriman, which developed a joint common standard design to bring about efficiency in the manufacturing and economize manufacturing and repair. Delivered in the traditional Dark Olive paint.

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343 Car No. 2109
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344 Car No. 2112 $36.59
345 Car No. 2117 $36.59
346 Car No. 2129 $36.59

 

N scale Harriman SP dark olive

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Southern Pacific Harriman Coach, Dark Olive

The Southern Pacific Railroad used their "Harriman" coaches originally in mainline service. Cars were used system-wide. This scheme is post 1946. Some coaches were never repainted and found in the Dark Olive until retirement.

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Car No. 1125
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Car No. 1242
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Car No. 1564
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Car No. 1576
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Car No. 1955
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N scale Harriman SP Lines - Texas & New Orleans

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Southern Pacific Lines (Texas & New Orleans) Harriman Coach, Dark Olive

The lines east of El Paso on the S.P. were operated under the Texas & New Orleans (T&NO) banner. Due to the requirements of Texas at one time, railroads operating in their state were required to have a separate operating company - reason for T&NO existence until 1961. "Lines" on the letter board were added sometime in the '20's and on some cars lasted into the 50's.

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Car No. T&NO 735
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353
Car No. T&NO 739
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354
Car No. T&NO 742 $36.59
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Car No. T&NO 750 $36.59

 

N scale Harriman SP ALL DAY LUNCH

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Southern Pacific ALL DAY LUNCH coach, Dark Olive

S.P. All Day Lunch (ADL) coaches provided coach passengers an economical meal. They were placed behind the headend cars, just before the coaches in a consist. Since ADL cars are coaches, there is no extra expense in handling the car unlike a regular dining car. ADL coaches ran on Pacific Ltd., Fast Mail, Salt Lake, Oregonian, West Coast, Klamath, Daylight Ltd., San Joaquin, Sequoia, Governor, Bay Cities Pass., and Rogue River.

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ADL #10513
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ADL #10516
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 N scale FCP Rescue Harriman

 

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Ferrocarril Del Pacifico, Division Rescue Crew, Blue

Ferrocarril Del Pacifico inherited ex-SP coaches most likely from SP de Mexico Railroad. This car was used as a "Division Rescue Crew" car (Cuadrilla Salvamento Div. Son.) - bringing personnel to the wreck site.

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Car No. 11600 Cuadrilla Salvamento Div. Son.
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N scale Harriman FdelP dark olive

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Ferrocarril Del Pacfico Harriman Coach, dark olive

Ferrocarril Del Pacifico operated Harriman Coaches for their second class ticket passengers. Heavyweight coaches like these were mixed with lightweight passenger equipped trains.

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Car No. 1366
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Car No. 1852
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 NdeM Harriman Coaches (n scale)

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Nacionales Del Mexico Harriman Coach, dark olive, red stripe

N de M or Nacionales De Mexico were the Mexican government nationalization of their railroads under one umbrella until 1998. During the period of '60's  the railroad carded big time U.S. steam locomotives such as NYC Niagara 4-8-4 or FEC 4-8-2 USRA class engines pulling coaches such as these. A railfan delight!

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Car No. 3873
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Car no. 3878
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Harriman Coach - dark olive - unlettered

For the truly creative, unlettered and painted in traditional dark olive paint. Perfect for your own railroad company.

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336 unlettered, painted in dark olive $36.59

 

Item # Southern Pacific Maintenance-of-Way
Harriman coach
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183 No. MW 833, "SP Line Gang", Red Oxide paint scheme
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During the late 1950's and early 1960's, Espee converted a number of their heavyweight passenger cars for maintenance of way services, in response to the reduction in passenger service and newer lightweight equipment being introduced on passenger trains. MW 833 is one such car that was downgraded from revenue service. The coach was assigned to "S.P. Line Gang #2 Communication Department."

 

Item # Union Pacific Harriman Coach
Drovers Service
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187 No. 633, Dark Olive paint scheme
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Coaches used in drovers service transported workers who move their livestock by train. They rode with the train carrying their livestock between the ranch and the processing plant (slaughter house). Union Pacific ran "fast" special livestock trains with drover coach to Los Angeles over their LA&SL line. The workers took care of the animals during the rest stops. With improvement to train and signaling technology, UP (c. 1947) was able to reduce their Salt Lake to LA trip from 32 to 27 hours.  This eliminated the mandatory Federal requirement for rest and watering the animals every 28 hours. In the 1950's, UP just took 5 days from Omaha to LA.  Stock cars were loaded from Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho and were then assembled into "Stock Specials" (later as "Day Live Stock") behind EMD F-3s, ALCo FAs or SD-24s. This Harriman coach entered Drovers service in March 1957. It was a former UP Oregon Short Line car built by Pullman 1910, Lot 3737, Common Std. Specifications 217, class 60-C-1.

 

Item # Union Pacific Maintenance-of-Way
Harriman coach
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188 No. 902450, Aluminum paint scheme
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UP No. 902450 started as UP's Oregon Short Line 100 renumbered to OSL 685. In July 1949, it was assigned to Maintenance-of-Way as 02450. It was renumbered to 902450 around 1959. Many of these Harriman cars are still in MoW service. This car was originally from a large batch of coaches that UP ordered from Pullman in 1911, Lot 3338, Plan 2387, Common Standard Specifications 217, Class 60-C-1.

 

Item # Maintenance-of-Way Harriman Coach
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193 Safety Orange paint scheme
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Item # Ferrocarril Del Pacifico Harriman
baggage + coach
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198TS No. 1100 Baggage, and No. 1369 Harriman Coach $79.90
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The Southern Pacific Railroad leased a number of Harriman baggage-express cars and coaches to SP de Mexico.  In 1951, SP sold a number of rolling stock to the Mexican government under the new railroad ownership of Ferrocarril Del Pacifico. The FCP No. 1369 was formerly SP 1369 Harriman coach.  The exact SP origins of the 60-ft FCP baggage-express car is not known.  FCP operated from Benjamín Hill, Sonora to Guadalajara, Jalisco via Mazatlán, Sinaloa.  FCP was absorbed by National de Mexico in 1984 when the Mexican government nationalized the railroads.