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In 1940, the “East Wind” train began service. The “East Wind” was a fast summer-only coach train which ran through from Washington D.C. to Bangor, Maine from 1940 to the late 1950s. The train was a joint effort, operated by the Pennsylvania, New Haven, Boston & Maine, and Maine Central. The railroads each contributed to a pool of passenger cars which were used on this train. During the East Wind’s first two seasons (1940 and 1941) the cars used were all (temporarily) painted yellow, silver, black and dark green. The Second World War brought about an end to this practice and the cars used on the post-war East Wind remained in their normal railroad colors.
We discovered this train while researching our B&M P-4 Pacific project. A number of B&M fans are helping the develop this project. The Division Point will offer this LIMITED EDITION project. Contact your dealer to reserve yours!
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|PRE WAR 1940-1941 EAST WIND CONSIST:|
|DP-1350 SET: East Wind: 6-Car Set Pre War in Yellow : NH Baggage Car #5577, PRR P70KR 56 Rev.seat Coach #4269, PRR P70KR 56-seat Coach #4270, PRR P70KR 56-seat Coach#4271 Lighted T/gate, NH “American Flyer” Grill Car #5202, ACL Tavern-Lounge “North Carolina”
DP 1351 East Wind: NH Baggage Car #5576 Yellow
DP-1352 East Wind: PRR _70KR 56-seat Coach #4273,#4285, #4296 Yellow
DP-1355 East Wind: NH “American Flyer” Grill Car #5201 Yellow
|DP 1361 East Wind: NH Baggage #5576/#5577 Hunter Green|
|DP 1363 East Wind: NH “American Flyer” Grill Car #5201/#5202 Hunter Green|
|DP 1364 East Wind: ALC Tavern-Lounge “South Carolina” Silver w Purple Letterboard|
|DP 1365 East Wind: B&M 84-Seat Coach #4598, #4613 Dark Green with dulux gold lettering|
|DP 1366 East Wind: ACL 48-Diner Non-Skirted “Portland” Dark Green|
|POST WAR 1947-1953 EAST WIND CONSIST:|
|DP 1370 East Wind: 6-Car Set Post-War: PRR P70 56-Seat Coach FOM/Futura #4273, B&M 84-Seat Coach #4604/#4605 Maroon, ACL Diner-Skirted “Fort Myers” Silver/Purple Letterboard, NH 64-Seat w 16-Smoking Coach #8511 Hunter Green w Tailgate, PRR PLC 70R Lounge-Cafe #1127 FOM/Futura, PRR B60 w/Clerestory Roof & Wooden Doors Bag Car #6477 Tuscan
DP 1371 East Wind: PRR B60 w/Clerestory Roof Wooden Door Baggage Car #5753 Tuscan
|DP 1381 East Wind: PRR B60 w/Clerestory Roof Porthole Windows #6632, #6648 Tuscan|
|DP 1382 Eastwind: PRR P70KR 3-Stripe w Small Skirt #4269/#4270 Tuscan|
|DP 1383 East Wind: NH 64/16 Coach #8529 Hunter Green|
|DP 1384 East Wind: PRR PLC 70R Lounge-Café w Small Skirt #1127 Tuscan|
|DP 1386 EastWind: NH HW Diner Silver/ Green Window Band #5243, #5244|
|DP 1387 East Wind: NH HW Diner Silver/Orange Window band #5242
DP 1387a East Wind: NH HW Diner Silver #5245, #5246
DP 1388 East Wind: NH HW Diner Hunter Green “Merchants Exchange”, “Gramercy Park”
DP 1389 East Wind: B&M HW Diner Maroon “New Hampshire”, “Vermont” , “Massachusetts”
DP 1390 East Wind: PRR B60b FOM Arched Roof Hi Speed truck side frames #7458, #7461, #7871
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