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N Kato E8A C&NW Chicago & North Western and Pullman Bi-Level "400" Train 6 Unit Set

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Item Number: 106104
Manufacturer: Kato USA
Manufacturer Part No: 106-104
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N Kato E8A C&NW Chicago & North Western and Pullman Bi-Level "400" Train 6 Unit Set

 
Includes: 
 
  • EMD E8A Chicago & North Western #5022-A
  • Pullman Bi-Level Coach-Buffet C&NW #903
  • Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach C&NW #700
  • Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach C&NW #705
  • Pullman Bi-Level Coach-Parlor Car C&NW #6400
  • Pullman Bi-Level Cab-Coach C&NW #154
  • Specially designed bookcase packaging
 
Powered: Yes
 
Couplers: Kato
 
 
 
Item Grade: C9 - Factory New
 
Manufacturers Website: Kato USA
 
 
The Chicago & North Western 400 Series Trains were named for the concept of a “400 mile trip in 400 minutes,” with one of the most well-known examples being the Twin Cities 400 between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Beginning with the Flambeau 400 and the Peninsula 400 trains in 1958, the C&NW began utilizing Pullman’s then-new gallery Bi-Level cars on these mid-distance trains. At the time, these two 400 trains were the only place these new cars were being used, utilizing the car’s unique designs to provide higher rider capacity without sacrificing comfort and superior elevated-viewing positions for those riders lucky enough to be on the upper level.

In addition to the standard Bi-level coaches, these two 400 trains also included a special Bi-Level Parlor Car and a Coach-Buffet Car to distinguish their service level from regular Chicago & North Western commuter trains and meet the rider’s needs on the longer distance trips, providing additional comforts and snack services that were key to making every one of those 400 minutes as pleasing as possible.

Kato's release of the N scale "400" comes packaged in an elegant bookcase style box, with special artwork that will look fantastic on your shelf!

Contained within the bookcase are a specially painted E8A locomotive, meant to imitate the specific appearance of C&NW's E8's from the 60's, and the special consist of cars consisting of brand new tooling Pullman Bi-Level cars, never before made by Kato in N scale!

This set will look amazing either on your shelf or on your layout beside the CB&Q "Silver Streak Zephyr", another bookcase style train from Kato USA!

Each of the cars in the "400" Train Set is a brand new tooling production for Kato USA in N scale, with the Buffet car being unique to this set!

C&NW's Pullman Bi-Level cars are a classic design that has informed later generation cars such as those Nippon Sharyo Bi-levels that are used by several cities around the USA for Commuter service (including Chicago Metra, Virginia Railway Express, and Caltrain).

In addition to the classic Green and Yellow, another distinctive coloring feature of the C&NW Bi-Levels which carried on even to modern Metra cars were the green tinted windows - for the better part of half a century Chicago area commuters have grown accostomed to the tinge of green overlaying the surrounding scenery when riding on their trains!

Prototype Information:

The Chicago & North Western 400 Series Trains were named for the concept of a “400 mile trip in 400 minutes,” with one of the most well-known examples being the Twin Cities 400 between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Pullman Bi-Level Passenger Cars started their operation on the Flambeau 400 and the Peninsula 400 trains in 1958. At the time, these two 400 trains were the only ones using these then-new Bi-Level cars. In addition to the Bi-level coaches, these two 400 trains also included a special Bi-Level Parlor Car and a Coach-Buffet Car to distinguish the service level from regular Chicago & North Western commuter trains and meet the rider’s needs on the longer distance trips.

Model Features:

Locomotive: Equipped with a mix of body and truck mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
Locomotive: Directional Golden White LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards
Locomotive: Drop in DCC compatible
Cars: Brand new tooling Bi-Level Cars, available in C&NW paint exclusively through this train set
Cars: Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels with all-wheel electrical pickup
Cars: Ability to be lit with optional 11-211/212 Version 2 LED Interior lighting kits
Cars: Prototypical directional head and tail lights on the Cab-Coach


 
 

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