The New Haven Railroad was very proud of its dining car services. Through the years they offered extensive menus on their first-class passengers on trains like The Merchant’s Limited and The Yankee Clipper. Many of these trains initially carried two diners to help keep up with the demand.
After WWII the New Haven started a massive upgrade of its passenger equipment, ordering stainless-steel clad cars from Pullman’s Worcester plant (formally Osgood Bradley). Included in these orders were ten stainless steel diners which were delivered in 1949. Named after famous individuals from New England’s history, these cars could serve 48 customers at a time.
Rapido’s HO scale model continues our series of New Haven passenger cars and is the perfect compliment to our stainless-steel coaches and parlor cars. They have been developed with the help of the New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association (NHRHTA) and feature:
In addition to Rapido’s offerings, NHRHTA will be offering an exclusive run of McGinnis cars with full skirts. Details can be found on their web site https://nhrhta.org/. For USA and International customers, the MSRP is $139.95 . In Canada, the MSRP is $159.95. As usual, these
passenger dining cars will be made to order.