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1931 indiana railroad acf coach-parlor 50-63 series highspeed car SPTC415 Model 1 48
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1931 Indiana Railroad ACF Coach-Parlor 50-63 series Highspeed Car

Ref.#: SPTC415
Scale: 1:48
Interurban car
1931
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In late 1930, the $980,000 order for 35 highspeed interurban cars was placed by Indiana Railroad System to ACF and Pullman-Standard. Fourteen cars, numbered 50-63, were built by ACF, all were single-end coach-parlors. The bodies were fabricated from aluminum; it was extensively used for all components to reduce weight. The cars rode on a specially designed lightweight Commonwealth trucks; four G.E. 100 h.p. motors were installed. Delivery of the cars was started in July 1931 with much publicity; the extensive track reconstruction was also done. Unfortunately, by 1933, the Indiana Railroad System was in bankruptcy and the Indianapolis-Louisville route was closed in 1939 and last two routes between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne were closed early in 1941. The finest electric interurban cars ever built were offered for sale but only one car from ACF batch (#55) was sold in February 1941 to Lehigh Valley Transit (this car was converted to all-lounge configuration in 1934).
 
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