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Amtrak El Capitan 10 Car Set

Amtrak El Capitan 10 Car Set


£199.99

Kato

KTO-106079

Prototype Information:

In 1971 Amtrak, “America’s Railroad”, was born, and with it was born the responsibility of maintaining America’s passenger services. Taking up among others the Santa Fe’s luxury “Super Chief” and coach class “El Capitan” trains, Amtrak quickly set about attempting to create its own image for these classic stainless trains, adorning them with bold red, white and blue stripes and the Chevron logo (known today as Phase I colors) which would be synonymous with Amtrak service for nearly three decades.

Amtrak continued to operate the “El Capitan” and “Super Chief” trains in combined consists for a number of years before retiring the historic “El Capitan” name, but the legacy of the train’s double decker cars would live on, both in the form of first-class “Pacific Parlour” lounge cars and in the design of the Superliners which would take form and inspiration from the Hi-level car’s revolutionary design.

Motive Power:

In the early years of Amtrak service, when the Santa Fe was transitioning to a freight-only business, Amtrak was reliant on leased motive power for pulling its trains. The Santa Fe, wanting to differentiate their equipment that was to be used on the new Amtrak trains, began repainting the F7’s destined for Amtrak use in a new “Yellow Bonnet” scheme. A number of locomotives received this scheme, and although their service on Amtrak was brief many of these Yellow bonnets were returned to the Santa Fe for freight use after 1973.

 

Passenger Car Features:

  • Brand new paint and numbering for the Santa Fe Cars to represent their post-1971 appearance.
  • Tail-end coach has illuminated marker lights and illuminated Amtrak logo drumhead.
  • Each car is equipped with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and shock absorber construction for smooth and reliable operation.
  • Can be prototypically operated with available Santa Fe "Yellow Bonnet" F7A and F7B locomotives.
  • Interior of cars can be lighted with optional installation of #11-211/212 Version 2 Interior Light Kit with White LED.
Baggage-Dormitory 9991
 
Step Down Coach 9909
Coach 9928
Coach 9931
Diner 9985
Lounge 9972
Coach 9940
Coach 9964
Step Down Coach 9907
Baggage 1027