Kato USA Inc
El Capitan Coach and Storage Mail Car Set with Interior Lights - Ready to Run -- Santa Fe (2019 Roadnumbers, silver)

Kato USA Inc
El Capitan Coach and Storage Mail Car Set with Interior Lights - Ready to Run -- Santa Fe (2019 Roadnumbers, silver)

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$85.00
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  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
  • Walthers Part # 381-10671171

Product Information

The Kato Santa Fe El Capitan Coach and Storage Mail Car Set with interior lighting is a set of cars made to enlarge the El Capitan 10-Car Passenger Set making it similar to a peak-season consist. Second only to the Super Chief in importance, Santa Fe's El Capitan offered equally fast travel at more affordable coach fares. During busy traveling seasons such as the summer and some holiday periods the train operated with additional cars. Also, the train carried additional parcels and storage mail such as magazines. This two-car set includes a mail storage baggage car and an additional coach. These cars make it easy to add a consist based on post-1956 consist when the El Cap was re-equipped with new Hi-Level cars to provide maximum seating. Beginning in 1958 the unique train was later combined with the Super Chief 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
  • Set includes factory-installed interior LED lighting