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.
We are sorry for delay but due to currency fluctuations we have been unable to set pricing on the E units until today. Pricing is listed under E units!!! tab below picture above.
These are scheduled for January 2015 delivery
Thanks for your patience
We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the help of members of the Wabash Railroad Historical Society, we will be painting the Blue Bird cars with the blue color appropriate to the era.
The “as delivered” Blue Bird Budd six car sets and the “as delivered” Pullman Standard built dome parlor will have the darker ” Wabash Blue “. The “as delivered” E7A and E8A’s painted in the “tri color scheme” will likewise receive the darker “Wabash Blue”.
The “later era” Budd six car sets, the Pullman standard dome parlor, the Norfolk & Western versions of the cars and the solid blue E8’s in both Wabash and N&W lettering will be painted the lighter “WAB #41 Banner Blue”.