Aristo-Craft Smoothside Passenger Cars

Aristo used to make smoothsides. I believe these were in early competition with USAT, until Aristo came to the conclusion that they need to accommodate sharper curves.

Too bad, they were nice looking cars. Unfortunately, Aristo only made a coach and observation. More body styles were planned, but never made. Recently (in 2007) Lewis promised a dome car and a diner, and gave the part numbers for each. The next week, there was only one part number a dome/diner. Now, in the end of 2008, no comments, just delayed. 

Well, maybe they will make them again.  

Here's a few photos, courtesy of Ralph Billings:

Overall view of a Santa Fe observation car. This was an unusual color scheme for Santa Fe:

The picture below shows the nicely detailed end:

Moving forward:

The shot below shows the road name and the car name:

Moving forward again:

And finally the front of the car:

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