Corrugated Cars

The H0-Scale fluted side passenger cars were described by Tenshodo as corrugated side cars. These cars had originally been made for the D-1 passenger train set which was meant for the Japanese market alone. Of course, the cars (and locomotives) found their way to the North American market for many years.

As with the smooth side H0 cars, there were eight car types offered:

  • Full baggage
  • Combination baggage & coach
  • Coach
  • Dining Car
  • Sleeping Car
  • Vista-Dome
  • Observation
  • Vista-Dome Observation

The production number information comes from Pacific Fast Mail... 25 Years of Fine Models by Phil and Ruth Kohl (Craftsman Press, 1979).

The corrugated side cars were available in several road names; a key to the road names is at the bottom of this page.  The corrugated side cars were also available in painted-but-unlettered (such as in the image at the top of this page), with the buyer of those cars adding their own selection of road name using commercially available decals.

#400 - Baggage

Year

AT&SF

CZ

CP

CB&Q

GN (blue)

NYC

Unlettered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

24

 

 

9

 

60

 

1959

72

4

 

8

 

48

 

1960

24

2

 

 

 

36

12

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

1965

 

 

6

 

 

 

54

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

 

 

 

24

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#401 Combination

Year

AT&SF

CZ

CP

CB&Q

GN (blue)

NYC

Unlettered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

24

 

1

6

 

60

 

1959

60

3

 

7

 

48

 

1960

24

1

 

 

 

36

12

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

1965

 

 

6

 

 

 

60

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

 

 

 

24

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#402 Coach

Year

AT&SF

CZ

CP

CB&Q

GN (blue)

NYC

Unlettered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

48

 

1

12

 

84

 

1959

108

5

 

9

 

84

 

1960

30

1

 

 

 

48

24

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

1965

 

 

6

 

 

 

96

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

1967

 

 

 

 

64

 

 

1968

 

 

3

 

 

 

60

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#403 Diner

Year

AT&SF

CZ

CP

CB&Q

GN (blue)

NYC

Unlettered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

24

 

 

6

 

36

 

1959

84

5

 

8

 

48

 

1960

18

2

 

 

 

36

12

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

1965

 

 

6

 

 

 

60

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

 

 

 

24

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#404 Sleeper

Year

AT&SF

CZ

CP

CB&Q

GN (blue)

NYC

Unlettered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

24

 

 

10

 

36

 

1959

84

3

 

5

 

48

 

1960

30

6

 

 

 

36

12

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

1965

 

 

6

 

 

 

48

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

 

 

 

48

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#405 Vista-Dome

Year

AT&SF

CZ

CP

CB&Q

GN (blue)

NYC

Unlettered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

24

 

2

10

 

60

 

1959

78

9

 

9

 

60

 

1960

30

6

 

 

 

 

12

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

1965

 

 

6

 

 

 

60

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

4

 

 

 

48

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#406 Observation

Year

AT&SF

CZ

CP

CB&Q

GN (blue)

NYC

Unlettered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

18

 

 

5

 

36

 

1959

54

1

 

1

 

42

 

1960

24

 

 

 

 

24

6

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#409 Vista-Dome Observation

Year

AT&SF

CZ

CP

CB&Q

GN (blue)

NYC

Unlettered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

24

 

 

3

 

36

 

1959

54

3

 

9

 

42

 

1960

24

3

 

 

 

24

8

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

1965

 

 

6

 

 

 

24

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

 

 

 

36

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key to railroad names:

AT&SF

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe

CZ

California Zephyr (pre-Amtrak)

CP

Canadian Pacific (pre-Via Rail)

CB&Q

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy

GN (blue)

Great Northern Big Sky Blue livery

NYC

New York Central

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