|CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND RR|
Modern Interurban MU Cars
These cars are 85' stainless steel cars built by Nippon Sharyo (Sumitomo) in the early 1980s for the South Shore line. The former interurban line was upgraded to mainline commuter status at the same time, and incorporated into Chicago's commuter rail network. Although operated by Chicago METRA, the line is owned and maintained by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). The line does retain its identity as the 'South Shore' line. The cars feature two pantographs, center doors, and a top speed of 75mph. They were delivered in power, and later trailer, configurations. The earliest cars (1982 vintage) are distinguished easily by their letterboards on the sides, which cars from later orders (1986 and 1992) do not have.
*Model Represents First Order of Cars (1982)
*One-Piece Resin Body
*Metal Detail Parts
*Kadee-Compatible Coupler Pockets
*NOTE: Other details of this model are still being finalized. Watch this website for updates on this product.
AVAILABLE: 2008. Order Direct from IHP ONLY.