As you know at Union Terminal we pride ourselves in not only the look but also the operability of our models. During inspection and testing we identified an issue with the LED lighting system with the Blue Bird project cars. Unfortunately the lighting systems will need to be replaced in all cars in the project. We are air shipping the models back to Korea tomorrow and we expect them back the third week of April. We will ship them to dealers upon receipt and testing. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes any of you but we are sure you would agree it is better to correct the issue now then have to deal with returns. Thanks for your patience.
Ed and Chuck
Union Terminal Imports
We are very excited to see the production models next week of the Bluebird project. Dealers will receive pick up notices this week. A photo of the diner interior.
There have been a couple of production delays with the Blue Bird and this has rippled into the E unit schedule. Blue Bird is looking like March with the E units directly following. Thanks for your patience.
The Golden State was a joint train operated by the Rock Island and Southern Pacific connecting Chicago and Los Angeles and points in between. The original version was done by The Coach Yard in an un-finished (brass form) and also by Challenger Imports with factory painting and interiors. Our version will be of the cars in their later form (’55-’56 and 60’s) The cars will mostly be de-skirted. They will be fully factory finished with interior and LED lighting. This project has been a long time in the making. We are doing two complete 8 car sets of the Golden State one with a Rock Island theme and the other with a Southern Pacific theme. We are also including in this project a number of interesting Pullman 10-6 sleepers for many different railroads. Please get your orders in as soon as possible we will only build the models that are preordered. We expect this project in Q3 of 2015. As all UTI projects these cars will be designed to operate as well as be impeccably finished. Thanks for your support.
Once again, thank’s to all who have supported the UTI projects to date. Starting with the DODX flat cars and continuing with the Blue Bird and E unit projects, we are producing only the number of models for which we have reservations. There are many benefits of this approach for those who own our models, our dealers, our builder and UTI. Unfortunately, we have turned down some late reservations. Please……get your reservations in early.
Thanks, Chuck and Ed
Southern Pacific – Golden State 1955-56 and 1960’s Trains and cars
Many Roads Pullman Built 10-6 sleepers
For those who have already reserved ’55-’56 Golden State and 60’s Golden State cars, thank you. We have started the process of creating these models with our builder Boo-Rim Precision. Projected delivery is late 2015. On the ” in development ” tab of the website, these cars are in the UTI 1025 through 1064 number series. We will be announcing Golden State sets soon so please keep an eye on our website. SP 2982, the Del Monte lounge, and other special cars are included in this project.
At the same time, and with Boo-Rim, we will be producing a wide variety of Pullman built 10-6 smooth side and fluted sleepers. A few versions are already listed in the ” in development ” tab of the website in the UTI 1070 through 1084 and UTI 1088 through 1099 number series. We will be adding many more versions including NP, L&N, N&W, RF&F and more. The additional catalogue numbers and descriptions will be announce soon, so please check back.
Due to the outstanding recent production of SP 5067 in Golden State simulated stainless steel I livery by The Coach Yard, we are removing UTI 1029 from the Golden State project. If you have not yet purchased one of The Coach Yard’s excellent SP 5067’s, we have seen them available in dealer showcases.