Walthers Rolling Stock New York Central 1948 20th Century Limited Streamlined Cars Assembled
"...Creek" Series Five Double-Bedroom Buffet Lounge Observation
Walthers Part # 932-9312, p. 121 Walthers 2013 HO Scale Reference
HO scale, $74.98, sold out at Walthers
Completely New from Diesels to Lookout Lounge!
* Based on 1948 Train
* 9 Completely New Cars
* Authentic Paint & Lettering
* Superbly Detailed Inside & Out
* PROTO-Max(TM) Die Cast Metal Knuckle Couplers
* Matching PROTO 2000(R) E7 Diesels
No other train fired the imagination of the American public like New York
Central's 20th Century Limited. Its exclusive clientele and blistering
schedule between New York and Chicago made it the stuff of legends for 65
years. A favorite with business and industry leaders, its luxurious
accommodations - including a red carpet on the platform at New York - also
attracted stars of stage and screen, further fueling the train's celebrity
status and romantic image.
New equipment finally arrived from Pullman in 1948, supplemented by
refurbished 4-4-2 sleepers and RPOs from the 1938 trains. Painted in a new
version of the two-tone gray scheme, sleepers and observations were named
for various bodies of water in salute to the "Water Level Route" slogan. Up
front, matched sets of EMD E7s provided 4000 horsepower to meet the 16-hour
westbound, 15-1/2 hour eastward schedule.
20TH CENTURY CONSIST
A typical consist in the late 1940s would include the following (the actual
number of sleepers would change daily to meet demand, and the train usually
ran in two sections):
E7 A-B Diesel Set (used for entire trip)
Five 4-4-2 sleepers
Three 10-6 sleepers
One Full Diner
Three 13 Double-bedroom sleepers
ATSF 10-6 or 4-4-2 Sleeper*
*Starting in 1946, ATSF and NYC offered run-through service so
coast-to-coast passengers wouldn't need to change trains at Chicago; Santa
Fe cars went east on the "20th Century," while New York Central 4-4-2 Bridge
and 10-6 River sleepers went west on the "Chief."
Like the prototype, Walthers 20th Century is "Completely New from Diesels
to Lookout Lounge!" And best of all, you can build a complete and
affordable Century fleet, from the Phase II EMD E7 diesels to the train's
signature "...Creek" series observation-lounge.
In addition, these First Edition models include a special certificate of
authenticity, and an in-depth history of each car and loco!
The consist includes:
932-9317 Railway Post Office - Baggage #5017-20 w/60' Postal Apartment 932-9311 "Bridge" Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
932-9315 "Bay" Series 22-Roomette Sleeper
932-9313 "River" Series 10-6 Sleeper
932-9314 "Port" Series 12 Double-Bedroom Sleeper
932-9316 68-Seat Full-Length Dining Car #400-03
932-9318 Kitchen-Dormitory #474-75
932-9310 "Shore" Series Club-Lounge
932-9312 "Creek" Series 5 Double Bedroom Buffet-Lounge-Observation
PLEASE NOTE: As these cars are the correct prototype length and feature
full underbody detail to match the prototypes, a minimum 24" radius is
recommended for operation. Photos show preproduction models with
modeler-applied grab irons installed and painted; some details may vary.
And Like the New York Central, you'll want the best motive power available
to pull your 1948 Century - the all-new PROTO 2000 EMD Phase II E7
diesels available with or without sound and DCC.
Check out the New York Central 20th Century Limited train here.
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