#871XX HO Scale New Haven 4400-series MU Cars



Prototype Photo from the collection of Joe Testagrose

Built by Pullman-Standard in 1954, 100 of these stainless-steel cars were supplied to the New Haven RR for its Grand Central-New Haven services, replacing many heavyweight MUs of open-platform and closed-platform varieties. They were the first modern US electric MU cars to feature corrugated sides, and this earned them the nickname 'washboards'. They ran well up until the late 1960s when they were acquired by the Penn Central and rebuilt. (The 4400s became victims of the New Haven's deferred maintenance programs in the bankrupt road's final years.) They were all retired from mainline service in the early 1970s when new M-2 MU cars arrived for the New Haven line of the PC and ConnDOT. A few cars were revived in the early 1980s for service on the New Canaan Branch to help with a ridership surge. A few cars remain in existence today, mostly as work cars.

FEATURES:
*One-Piece Body Shell
*Resin Floor w/ cast-in Interior
*Diecast Metal trucks
*Resin/Metal Underbody
*Cast metal details
*Kadee-compatible coupler pockets (couplers not included in kits)
*Pantographs
*Mechanism to be announced
*Decals included for New Haven 'McGinnis' scheme (red/white ends)
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICES:
87112NH 4400-series MU Car KIT$TBA

Availability: 2003


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