Kato USA Inc
El Capitan 10-Car Passenger Set -- Amtrak (Phase I; silver, Wide red & blue Stripes)

Kato USA Inc
El Capitan 10-Car Passenger Set -- Amtrak (Phase I; silver, Wide red & blue Stripes)

Regular Price: $285.00

On Sale Today $189.98

N
Scale
  • Amtrak
  • Walthers Part # 381-106079
    p. 477 2019 HO Scale Reference Book p. 32 2016 N&Z Scale Reference Book

Product Information

The Kato Santa Fe El Capitan 10-Car Passenger Set brings a legendary streamliner to your N Scale layout. Second only to the Super Chief in importance, Santa Fe's El Capitan offered equally fast travel at more affordable coach fares. Refitted in 1956 with new Hi-Level cars to provide maximum seating, the unique train was later combined with the Super Chief beginning in 1958 during off-peak travel seasons. This 10-car train was typically hauled behind EMD F7s
or Alco PA diesels.
Modeling the El Capitan or combined train is easy with this Kato set that features:
 
  • Tail-end coach with illuminated marker lights and light-up "El Capitan" Conquistador drumhead
  • Each car is equipped with metal wheels for use on Code 55 and larger rail, Kato magnetic knuckle couplers and shock absorber construction for smooth and reliable operation
  • Colored interior to more closely match the prototypes
  • Can be paired up with the Santa Fe Super Chief cars (sold separately) to replicate post-1958 combination train, or with other Santa Fe cars to replicate other Hi-Level consists
  • Cars used by Amtrak beginning in 1971
  • Interior can be lighted with 381-11209 or 11210 Interior Light Kit with white LED (kit with white LED is DCC friendly)

 

 
Inspired by Budd{s bi-level commuter cars, Santa Fe's Hi-Level cars were built especially for its popular coach streamliner El?Capitan and proved an instant hit with riders from 1954 to 1971 when Amtrak took over. Following the change, Amtrak continued to operate the combined Super Chief/El Capitan with the same mix of Hi-Level and standard cars. Based on the trains as they appeared after 1971 in Phase I colors, this set features Unitrak for display and special packaging, along with these cars: Baggage #1027, Baggage-Dormitory Transition Car #9991, Hi-Level Step-Down Coach #9909, Hi-Level Coach #9928, Hi-Level Coach #9931, Hi-Level Diner #9985, Hi-Level Lounge #9972, Hi-Level Coach #9940, Hi-Level Coach #9964, and Hi-Level Step-Down Coach #9907 with illuminated Amtrak tail sign. Each car features low flange wheels, Kato magnetic knuckle couplers and shock absorber construction for smooth and reliable operation. Car interiors can be illuminated with #381-11211 or #381-11212 Version 2 Interior Light kits with LED, each sold separately.