Re: Rio Grande PS1

Steve and Barb Hile

In the July 1966 ORER, this cars is part of series 50150-50499, 350 cars with a note to indicate that they are leased, but carry D&RGW reporting marks.


So, probably not original Rio Grande cars.


Steve Hile


From: [] On Behalf Of Schleigh Mike via
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rio Grande PS1


Hello Scott & Group!


The date of the photo is 1973 and there is a USA map on the side, left of the door suggesting this is a leased car.  There is no entry under D&RGW in the Ed Hawkins list of newly built cars suggesting this car might be  beyond our time frame.  Rio Grande listing in the October 1958 ORER does not show this car.  That this car has a running board suggests that it 'got out there' before 1966 however.  Not sure this helps but it is what it is.


Regards from snowy Grove City, Penna. where it is still winter.   Mike Schleigh 



On Thursday, February 18, 2021, 11:29:36 AM EST, Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:



I am not a PS1 expert by any stretch so wondering what version of PS1 the proto photo is of the in EBAY link below?  The DRGW historical site says it was PS1 built in 1948 if that helps.  Comparing the photo to the Kadee cars the Kadee cars have an extra smaller rib on top.  Is there an HO scale model that would be closer to the proto photo?  I would like to add one to my fleet.

Rio Grande Proto photo Ebay link.

Scott McDonald 

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