FULL SIZE PRINTED PLANS and ARTICLE
FULL SIZE PLANS on 24” x 28” and 11" x 17"
Six Pages of Building Instructions and Exploded Illustrations
Scale 1 1/2" = 1' (1/8)
Height 13 inch
Width 11 inch
HANDSOME in a rugged way, with bright yellow running gear, red coach body decorated with gilt striping and outdoor scenes painted in oil on the door panels, the prototype of this coach model weighed a ton and a quarter empty and cost nearly $2500. Noteworthy features of these old overland coaches were the exceptionally heavy running gear and the unique method of springing the body as shown in Figs. 7 and 9. This particular coach was one of several owned by the "Overland Stage Line" which followed the pony express route between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., a service that was operated on regular schedules until the completion of the first transcontinental rail¬way. Ben Holiday whose name appears on the door panel of the old coach, was a division super intended of the Overland Line.