Kato HO 35-6031 Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach, Amtrak (Phase III)

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Description:  Amtrak purchased a dozen former C&NW Bi-Level cars that had been used on C&NW's trains to Green Bay, WI and the upper peninsula of Michigan. Once repainted, they could be found in service on various Amtrak routes fanning out...

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Description: 

Amtrak purchased a dozen former C&NW Bi-Level cars that had been used on C&NW's trains to Green Bay, WI and the upper peninsula of Michigan. Once repainted, they could be found in service on various Amtrak routes fanning out from Chicago.

Car includes a dry transfer sheet so that customers can pick their own car numbers.

Features

  • Perfectly suited to be pulled by Kato's EMD F40PH locomotives
  • Includes Kinematic Knuckle Couplers and Shock Absorber construction for realistic movement
  • Interior detailing that can be enjoyed with our HO interior lighting kits (7-503).
  • Prototypical green tinted windows
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    Car includes a dry transfer sheet so that customers can pick their own car numbers.

    Prototype Information:

    The Bi-Level "Gallery" commuter car continues to be a favorite design of many commuter rail agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The design made its debut on the Chicago & North Western railroad for their Chicago area commuter service in the 1950s.

    Visually, these cars broke down into seven distinct groups (summarized in the table below).

    The first two groups are easily recognized by their window patterns. The cars built by St. Louis Car Co. had six large windows on each level on either side of the entry doors, plus a narrower square window at the ends. The 1956 Pullman-Standard cars were similar, but lacked the smaller end windows. In addition, on one side the rightmost windows were replaced by a pair of square windows on the lower level and a single square window on the upper level. (This was the location of the toilet.)

    The subsequent Pullman-Standard cars have four large windows instead of six, and the air conditioning units were relocated from underfloor to the area above the entry doors, with large intakes for the condensers above the doors. The 1958 intercity cars, including 6400 which was later rebuilt into commuter coach 225, were built with three bare condenser panels next to each other, centered above the doors. On the 1960 cars (which came in both cab and coach configurations), the rightmost panel was omitted, leaving just two panels offset to the left of center. The subsequent cars were similar, but the condensers were covered with a grille that visually divided the area into quarters. Cab details also differed

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