Excursion Car - H. Lee Riley - Green w/ Black Roof

As the American industrial landscape changed in the early-to-mid-20th century, many commodity-reliant narrow gauge railroads survived by tapping into a new source of revenue - tourism. From the Colorado Rockies to the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, these small regional railroads shifted from being primarily freight haulers to offering scenic excursions from a vantage point otherwise unseen. To facilitate a more immersive experience without incurring prohibitive costs, open cars with bench seating were constructed on existing freight car frames, providing a thrilling 360-degree view for riders. Today cars such as this are commonplace on most tourist railroads, but it was the endangered narrow gauge railroads with forward-thinking strategies that pioneered this popular style.

This car is decorated in honor of our long-time Vice-President of Product Development, H. Lee Riley. He was a significant reason On30 scale has grown over the years.




  • Model: 26005
  • UPC: 022899260051
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Scale: On30 Narrow gauge 1:48 - Runs on 16.5mm track
Product Safety

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.

Features Include

  • On30 Scale – O scale narrow gauge train that runs on HO track
  • “Open-air” scenic railroad design, based on homemade new construction and converted freight cars
  • Detailed, painted bodies with precision graphics (where applicable)
  • Full interior with simulated wood flooring and bench seating
  • Separately applied handrails and grabirons
  • Full detailed underbody with separately applied truss rods and brake system detail
  • Magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers
  • Detailed trucks with see-through sideframes
  • Blackened metal wheels with RP25 contours