We are pleased to announce production of the Wabash City of Kansas City. The project includes seven car sets in the following configurations;
Configuration 1) Wabash Blue/Natural Aluminum with Railroad Roman lettering, narrow width diaphragms and skirts.
Configuration 2) Banner Blue with Gothic lettering, narrow width diaphragms and shirts.
Single cars are available in Banner Blue lettered Norfolk And Western with narrow width diaphragms and skirts. The baggage/RPO is not available in N&W livery as the car was destroyed in a wreck in 1961. Wabash E7A #1000 is being produced ( UTI # 5525-1 ) and is available for reservation under the tab with the IC E units. Thanks in advance for getting your reservations in early. Production of the Wabash E7A will begin in June with late fall 2018 delivery. Wabash passenger cars are expected early to mid 2019. Remember we build only to reserved model quantities. Please contact your dealer to reserve if you are interested in any of these.
photos courtesy of Nick Muff
We have some exciting news about the Illinois Central trains, add on cars and the 10-6 sleeper project. We turned over the research and data packages to Boo-Rim Precision in Korea today. These projects are “highballed”.
At the request of several Southern collectors, we are pleased to add UTI 1084-3 Catawba River and UTI 1084-4 Rapidan River to the Pullman built 10-6 sleeper project. Links to photos below.
Check out this photo by Dr. Nick Muff. He and Chuck were in Alamosa, Co. last month photographing and measuring Illinois Central cars. Here is a photo of IC 755 a 73′ round roof baggage car. We are building this car in the upcoming IC City of New Orleans and City of Miami project. It is UTI 1278-1. Get your orders in now to make sure you don’t miss this one.
Thanks to several requests, UTI is pleased to add IC 11 double bedroom sleeper Benton in NP Loewy two tone green with lettering in IC font. This has been made possible by those of you who provided great photos.” It is UTI 1266-3 and is listed on the IC project list now.
Photo Courtesy Jeff Cauthen
As you may have heard earlier this week on Monday Morning Express. We announced a couple new projects. Each of them will have a collector’s edition associated with them.
First the DODX caboose project. These cars are seen all over the US often trailing Department of Defense special moves. We will be offering six versions and one special
collector’s set of all six in a presentation box.
Second the Southern Pacific Alco DH643. There were three of these locomotives on the SP and we will do all three in all three road numbers they carried with appropriate version detail. All factory painted and lettered. We are also working on a special collector’s set of all three and a New York Central dynamometer car. They ran this way when new on the NYC and D&H. More details to come. The below photo and background text are from Bob Zenk.
There are a handful of grey and red version models available but they are going quick.