Louisiana, Texas & Pacific Railroad

Riding Rolling Stock

Southern Pacific #338288

Many riding railroads include gondola cars. Riding-scale gondolas can haul most anything, including people, tools, buckets, rail, and anything else you can think of. I guess that's why real railroads have so many. The original LT&P plan called for a gondola, and I patterned it after an old Atlas O scale car acquired in the 1970s.

See also our complete overview of the building of SP #338288 at Spotlight: Gondola

Southern Pacific #461282

The scratch built Southern Pacific hopper is built up from an aluminum frame with a birch plywood body. It features PSC details, Mountain Car Co. (MCC) Bettendorf trucks and couplers, and Cannonball bolsters and coupler pockets. The hopper can serve as a riding car for the locomotive engineer. Lettering is by Miracle Graphics.

Louisiana, Texas & Pacific riding car

The LT&P's riding car is very simple, made from 3/4" plywood, 2 x 4s, and a 2 x 8 seat for passenger transport. The car features MCC roller bearing trucks and couplers, along with Cannonball bolsters and coupler pockets. It is painted in a style reminiscent of the Southern Pacific's famous Daylight scheme.

Southern Railway #X362

Southern Railway bay-window caboose #X362 has a 3/4" plywood floor, 1/4" birch plywood sides and roof, and PSC details. Caboose trucks are from Tom Bee, with Cannonball bolsters and coupler pockets and MCC couplers. Lettering is by Miracle Graphics.


This page was updated on 2017-07-16