Ski Trains 1950s - 1990s

 

NUMBER
NAME
TYPE
MANUF.
DATE
NOTES
HO SUGGESTION
First Ski Trains

The first Ski trains used available equipment, selected, typically, from the heavyweight equipment pool of equipment. However, cars from the lightweight pool, Santa Fe, Colorado & Southern, Burlington and Union Pacific equipment could also find their way onto the train. Trains could also come direct from Chicago on the Burlington to the Moffat as sections of the Denver Zephyr, or cars from the Denver Zephyr could be set out and brought up on the Moffat by the following train, For more information, see The Ski Train by Steve Patterson & Kenton Forrest.

 

The Second Ski Trains
These cars were converted specifically for ski train use:
715   bag, 4-axle, 61ft Rmod -58 ski-rack  
717   bag, 4-axle, 61ft Rmod -? ski-bar set up inside temporarily, Ret -52  
738   bag, 4-axle, 61ft Rmod -53 ski-bar  
These cars were purchased specifically for use in the ski train in 1960, sold in 1987:

1011

  coach, 6-axle, 71ft Pullman 1915 ex-NP 1214 W&R Brass
1012   coach, 6-axle, 71ft Pullman 1915 ex-NP 1217 W&R Brass
1013   coach, 6-axle, 71ft Pullman 1915 ex-NP 1225 W&R Brass
1014   coach, 6-axle, 71ft Pullman 1915 ex-NP 1227 W&R Brass
1015   coach, 6-axle, 71ft Pullman 1915 ex-NP 1216 W&R Brass
1016   coach, 6-axle, 71ft Pullman 1915 ex-NP 1213 W&R Brass
1017   coach, 6-axle, 71ft Pullman 1915 ex-NP 1210 W&R Brass
1018   coach, 6-axle, 71ft Pullman 1915 ex-NP 1218 W&R Brass
Third SKI TRAIN Cars (ANSCO owned)      
420 NOTH PARK cafe-lounge HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 341 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
421 WINTER PARK cafe-lounge HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 342 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
425 COLORADO SPRINGS parlor-club HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 321 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
426 GLENWOOD SPRINGS parlor-club HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 322 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
427 IDAHO SPRINGS parlor-club HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 323 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
430 LA PLATA SPRINGS coach-snack HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 324 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
431 PIKES PEAK* coach-snack HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 363 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
432 PYRAMID PEAK coach-snack HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 361 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
433 SHAVANO PEAK coach-snack HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 364 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
440 MOUNT BIERSTADT coach HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 320 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
441 MOUNT ELBERT* coach HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 362 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
442 MOUNT EVANS* coach HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 366 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
443 MOUNT MASSIVE* coach HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 373 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
444 MOUNT PRINCETON* coach HS-Budd 8/67 ex-Via Rail 371 in -87, nee CN Tempo cars  
800057
COLORADO
lightweight obs (available for charter) Budd -49 ex-Casablanca Fan CITY OF PASADENA 11/28/84, nee-NYC 10562 FALL BROOK  
800318
UTAH
lightweight coach (available for charter) Budd -48 ex-Casablanca Fan CITY OF INDUSTRY 11/28/84, exx-CRI&P 364, nee-M&StL 53  
800078
CALIFORNIA
lightweight 4-4-4 dome-sleeper (available for charter) Budd -54 ex-Amtrak 9211 8/6/85, nee-SP&S 306 fluted siding applied  
The Ski Train

Modeling notes: There are no available models, except for the brass models of the ex Northern Pacific cars, an expensive proposition for a realistic length train. There may be options in the future for the Tempo cars, as Canadian passenger car modeling is picking up.

Ansco Car Names Note: Note that several of the car names duplicate those of some of the Rio Grande car names - PIKES PEAK for example. While not technically the second, third or even the fourth cars with these names, the examples marked with an "*" are historic names.

 
 

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