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HO Scale Denver & Rio Grande Ski Train

Complete sets include a Cafe/Bar/Lounge, Club, and Coach cars

Set #1: Colorado Springs, North Park, Mount Elbert

Set #2: Glenwood Springs, Winter Park, Mount Evans

Additional Coaches & Snack Coaches

Mount Massive

Mount Princeton

Pikes Peak*

Pyramid Peak*

LaPlata Peak*

Note: If we reach enough sales of the Snack Coaches, we will tool the unique window arrangement applied to these cars. Should that minimum not be met, the Snack Coaches will use the same carbody as the Coaches and will be decorated accordingly.

D&RG 3-car Set

D&RG Later Phase F40PH

 

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Ski Train #242

Price$335.00
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HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Ski Train #283

Price$335.00
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HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Ski Train #289

Price$335.00
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D&RG Additional Coaches

 

HO Scale D&RGW Coach: Mount Massive

Price$109.95
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HO Scale D&RGW Coach: Mount Princeton

Price$109.95
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HO Scale D&RGW Snack Coach: Pikes Peak

Price$109.95
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HO Scale D&RGW Snack Coach: Pyramid Peak

Price$109.95
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HO Scale D&RGW Snack Coach: LaPlata Peak

Price$109.95
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Typical Car Order

Source: https://actionroad.net/ski-train/ski-train-equipment-1987-2009

 

[0] Combine No. 1231 Bicycle Car (summer only)
[1] La Plata Peak Coach/Snack
[2] Mount Bierstadt Coach
[3] Pikes Peak Coach/Snack
[4] Mount Elbert Coach
[5] North Park Cafe
[6] Mount Evans Coach
[7] Pyramid Peak Coach/Snack
[8] Mount Massive Coach
[9] Winter Park Cafe
[10] Mount Princeton Coach
[11] Shavano Peak Coach/Snack
[12] Colorado Springs Club
[13] Glenwood Springs Club
[14] Idaho Springs Club

Cars one through four, plus six and seven, ran vestibule-rearward. All others ran vestibule-forward.

Additionally, the private cars usually ran as follows:

CALIFORNIA – Dome/Sleeper

UTAH – Diner/Lounge

KANSAS – Open-end Observation/Lounge


The order above shows the usual lineup. On special runs, charters, etc. (such as when used as the University of Iowa football parking shuttle), cars could be omitted at need. On the summer train, the dome CALIFORNIA was often removed due to the addition of the bicycle car– the tracks at Union Station could not accommodate more than 17 cars. On rare occasions, the winter train ran without any of the private cars at all.

Additional note: Sometime around 2007, MOUNT BIERSTADT was converted to a business-conference car, and relocated to run just ahead of the club cars.


When the Tempo cars were purchased in 1987, a couple of extras were included in the deal (to provide parts, mostly). At some point these cars were sold, and around 2017 *someone* put together the clues and discovered where they went. A bit of research by this person and me deduced that two of the cars ended up in Scottsdale, Arizona in the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. They have no trucks and have been completely gutted and turned into “party cars”, reservable for children’s birthday parties and the like.

 

WE ARE RAPIDO TRAINS

Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. Our aim is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and underframe equipment on our trains to fully-wired telephone poles for your model railroad.