The Northern Utah Division produces cars as fundraisers. The Division has no dues (other than being a NMRA member) and by doing special limited-run cars (usually only 48) it helps raise money for our activities and events.
2023 DIVISION CAR – UTOCO Tank Car
Remember back in 2019, when we hosted the NMRA National Convention? We were going to offer these tank cars in HO, N, and Z scale but due to unforeseen circumstances in China, we had to cancel that project. Not to fear, we have had a special run of 300 HO tank cars (50 each in six different road numbers) delivered by InterMountain Railway Co.
They come with metal wheel sets and Kadee couplers and the outstanding quality InterMountain is known for.
There will never be another run of these cars so get them while you can. They will be available at the next Division Event on Saturday, October 21st and the 2023 Intermountain Train Expo on November 3rd & 4th at the Davis Conference Center in Layton. The prices for these limited edition cars are:
$50.00 each for one
$45.00 each for two
$40.00 each for three or more
It might be a little confusing but if you are only buying one, choose your car # from the first drop down menu. Then go check out.
If you are buying two, choose your car # from the second drop down menu, add to cart then choose a second car #, add to cart then go check out.
If you are buying three or more, do the same as above but from the third drop down menu.
Each purchase will be verified before shipping.
Any overpayment of actual shipping costs will be refunded.
2023 DIVISION CAR – Bamberger 40′
We have a few unspoken for HO Scale 40′ Bamberger Wood side boxcars from Accurail.
You can have one of your very own limited edition boxcars for $45.00. If you buy more than one you will pay only $40.00 for each car. For those buying more than one, you will get a decal sheet that allows you to renumber the cars.
Drop a note to Geoff Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will bring them to the next Northern Utah Division Event. Credit card is preferred, but we will take cash (exact change only).
This will be the last run of these local railroad gems!
If you buy more than one the difference will be refunded along with any extra shipping charges.
All orders will be verified before shipping.
2019 150th ANNIVERSARY/CONVENTION CAR
Originally, the UTOCO Tank Car was going to be the 2019 NMRA Convention Car but due to that one factory closing in China, a lot of things got complicated and orders were cancelled. We were able to find someone who could produce a 150th Anniversary/Convention Car in time for the convention. We ordered HO, N and for the first time ever Z scale cars! The N scale sold out before the end of the convention
and we had a few Z and a couple dozen HO still in inventory. A real collector’s item!!!
2017 DIVISION CAR
The car chosen for the 2017 Northern Utah Division car is the Denver & Salt Lake refrigerator car.
The Denver & Salt Lake had six of these, 60000-60005, built by Pullman in April 1913. They were steel underframe, wood body cars painted burnt orange for most of their working life then painted black toward the end. They were in service until 1947; there is no record of their disposition but were likely scrapped or sold by the D&RGW.
We have chosen the orange color for our reefers (more colorful than black) and we are using the Accurail 4800 series 40′ wood refrigerator car, which is very close to the prototype. Thanks to Ken Shaver of the Denver & Salt Lake Historical Society giving us great input about the artwork and supplying a builders photograph, the lettering is exact.
2016 DIVISION CAR
The 2016 Northern Utah Division car will be a Utah Poultry car. Daylight Orange sides, oxide ends and roof, MILK WHITE EGGS is white outlined in red, the rest of the lettering is black. While these cars were loaded in Utah with “MILK WHITE EGGS”, they traveled throughout the United States delivering these special eggs.
The Utah Poultry Producers Association was formed in 1923 to improve the quality of eggs. The association was very successful, Utah’s “MILK WHITE EGGS” commanded the highest prices in the leading markets of the country. Most of the eggs were shipped to market (New York City was a major market) in Utah Poultry Producer refrigerator cars reproduced in HO scale by Accurail for the Northern Utah Division, NMRA. We have a photograph with numbers 6198, 6199, 6202 and 6205 and another showing at least nineteen Utah Poultry Producer cars (no numbers are readable). The Northern Utah Division car is numbered 6199 and renumbering decals will be available.
We have a photo showing about twenty of these cars and another photo with four cars (the only two known photos). The second photo has readable car numbers for the four cars, so the renumbering decals will include these numbers and the rest will be “could-have-beens”.
2015 DIVISION CAR
The 2015 Northern Utah Division Car is a Fisher Beer reefer fantasy car based on logos from an actual Fisher Beer bottle dating to the 1950s-1960s. An Accurail 8500 Series 40′ Steel Plug Door Refrigerator Car will be used. There will be only forty-eight cars produced.
2014 DIVISION CARS
The green Saltair boxcar is based on the SLG&W Number 100′s early decoration with the large Saltair logo on the left side and no lettering on the right, the boxcar’s body color and lettering color are based on the Salt Lake, Garfield & Western passenger cars of the late 1940s into the early 1960s. This is an Accurail 4600 Series 40′ Double Sheath Wood Boxcar, the number 2014 represents the year of release by the Northern Utah Division, NMRA.
The Tooele Valley Railway hopper lettering is based on the Tooele Valley Railway hopper number 105. The Accurail 2400 series USRA hopper uses the number 2014 for the year of release by the Northern Utah Division, NMRA.
This is a very limited offering with only forty-eight of each of these cars available at $35.00 each plus $6.oo shipping if needed. (Add shipping to your cart as well as the car. See instructions below.)
For the Golden Spike Limited 2014 the convention committee and the Northern Utah Division has approved two different cars, a Salt Lake, Garfield & Western boxcar (Saltair) and a Salt Lake & Utah gondola. A run of forty‐eight of each.
The Saltair car is based on the SLG&W Number 100’s early decoration with the large Saltair logo on the left side and no lettering on the right side but using the Accurail 4600 Series 40′ Double Sheath Wood Boxcars in mineral red. We will provide a convention decal or sticker for the purchaser to apply to the right side, if desired. The illustration is a model I built awhile back of the #100. The convention car will be very similar except for the body style and the number is 2014.
The Salt Lake & Utah gondola is based on a photo of the SL&U #1121 but using an Accurail 3700 series gondola in mineral red and numbered 2014. SL&U gondolas were interchanged all over the United Stated making a SL&U gondola appropriate for any transition era layout.
2013 DIVISION CAR
The long anticipated Wasatch Beers Polygamy Porter Accurail reefers are finally in process!!
The Northern Utah Division has ordered forty‐eight custom Accurail HO scale wood‐sided reefer kits decorated for the well‐known, locally brewed Polygamy Porter beer. The car number 2013. The kits will be ready for distribution in September 2013.
The cars are priced at $35.00 each if paid for on or before June 15, 2013, $40.00 after that date. For those out of the area, add $5.00 for shipping to anywhere in the US.