Welcome to RPS

 

Welcome to the Rolling Stock Index

About our Rolling Stock Models:

Railroads divide rolling stock into revenue and non-revenue cars. Revenue is synonymous with freight cars; this is how railroads earn their money. Non-revenue cars include everything else, including passenger cars—or varnish, as they were once known. Passenger service was often a money-losing proposition for the railroads, but it was important for the towns along the line, and could also be a fine public relations tool.

Before the automobiles and airplanes dominated travel, railroads provided comfortable and efficient passenger service. Limiteds, including such famous trains as the Daylight, Chief, and Broadway Limited, provided luxurious accommodations for well-heeled guests. But premium trains weren’t restricted to long-haul trains; smaller railroads also offered first class services. In southern New England, the Merchants Limited provided the finest accommodations for passengers travelling the New Haven’s picturesque Shoreline from Boston, via Providence and New Haven, to New York.

Our first group of railroad cars will replicate the post-War lightweights built by Pullman for the New Haven. These unique cars followed the general envelope of the road’s pre-War lightweights, but unlike the earlier cousins, the new series featured stainless steel fluting. The new cars retained the distinctive turtle-back roof, and rode on newly developed, outside swing hanger trucks that provided an incomparable ride.

The models will include all of the features expected in contemporary scale models, including: finely molded, ABS shell with hand-applied details, interiors, LED lighting, reliable operation.

Limited Warranty for Vehicle Models:

All River Point Station locomotive models are individually and fully tested prior to shipment, and they are protected by a limited warranty. Please click here to review the warranty applicable to your purchase.


Passenger Cars:
Lightweights (by Car Type)
Passenger Cars:
Lightweights (by Railroad)
Passenger Cars:
Heavyweights (by Car Type)


 
 
Passenger Cars:
Heavyweights (by Car Railroad)