UTI Announces Partnership with Rod Aszman

Renowned Railroad and California Historical artist Rod Aszman and UTI have partnered to bring your brass models into historic paintings. Each of the paintings below capture a UTI model in a prototypic setting. Please check with Rod for details on what is possible. Think of the upcoming PA, KM and other future projects.

Original Oil Painting of SP number 99 along the California Coast by Railroad Artist Rod R. Aszman.  www.rodaszman.com  (Chuck Sted Collection)

Illinois Central City of New Orleans and City of Miami + IC E units

Just announced and posted details for the Illinois Central City of New Orleans and City of Miami. See the menu above for details. There are some very interesting and never before produced models in this project. We are also offering the power for these trains. Please get your reservations in. As always we only build to pre-order quantity. Some photos below showing a few of the cars and locomotives we will be doing with this project. (photos courtesy -John Pitts)

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Web site updates.

As you will notice in the menu section above. We have moved and consolidated project items. We are also canceling some others. Previously there was a tab listing all in production cars/locomotives. This has been removed. If the cars/locomotives are moving forward they are incorporated into later projects (like the Pullman 10-6 sleepers). If they aren’t listed they are canceled. We have canceled most of the Golden State project (again except the sleepers mentioned above). We are also canceling the SD45R project. There was insufficient reservations to move these forward. We will be announcing several new projects (with the sleepers and some of the other cars from the Golden State project) very soon. These include the Illinois Central later version City of New Orleans and City of Miami as well as the E8’s needed to power them. We also have updated the Pullman 10-6 sleeper project. You won’t want to miss those. Also some of the interesting and most reserved cars from the Golden State project will be re-announced in a soon to be released Southern Pacific Head end car project. Keep an eye on the web site for updates.

Production E8’s and E9’s have started to arrive.

After many delays the production E8’s and E9’s are arriving. First batch to arrive are the SP Daylight painted versions. Next up will be the SP Black Widow and Red and Grey. Followed by the rest of the versions. Pictured below is the California State Railroad Museum version UTI 5384-1. Eight of this version were produced. Pick up notices have been sent to dealers.