City of Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles
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1960s City of Los Angeles

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Traveling east or west in the 1960s was an adventure to remember on board the City of Los Angeles! Powerful lash-ups of matching A-B-A, A-B-B-A and A-B-B-B-A E9s from the UP and Milwaukee Road led the train’s signature dome cars and luxurious Pullman sleepers, and during the winter months, comfortable long-distance coach seats were available. Long recognized as the flagship of the famed Streamliner fleet, the limited edition Union Pacific 1960s City of Los Angeles is a perfect addition to your HO operations or collection.

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Union Pacific entered the 1960s with a fleet of equipment second to none, and was actually among the last railroads to order new cars, receiving its last seven sleepers in the summer of 1965. At a time when TV westerns like Bonanza, Death Valley Days and High Chaparral were must-watch shows each week, UP advertising hailed the delights of travel to and from the west aboard its magnificent “Domeliners” (a nickname coined in the 1950s when dome cars first arrived). From the fall of 1960 onward, the City of Los Angeles (#103/104), Challenger (#107/108) and City of San Francisco (#101/102) were combined during off-peak periods. During the summer and holidays, the train ran in two sections, with Pullman sleepers on the first, and coaches on the second. Further consolidations by the late 1960s would see the train swell to 27 cars on occasion, with up to five E8 and E9 diesels for power!
Passenger Equipment:
Fully assembled and ready for operation or display, these WalthersProto replicas make it easy to model a typical City of Los Angeles consist from the 1960s to 1971 and feature:
  • NEW - Available in your choice of cars with factory-lettered or decal names & numbers
  • 10 limited-edition cars assigned to the City of Los Angeles in the 1960s
  • Prototypically tinted green windows as appropriate with new black window gaskets
  • Modeler-installed extended drawbars for 22" radius curves included
  • Correct Armor Yellow, Harbor Mist Gray and red scheme
  • Factory-installed stainless steel grab irons
  • Highly detailed inside & out
  • Turned metal wheelsets and correct trucks with built-in electrical contacts
  • Proto MAX™ metal knuckle couplers
E9A & B Locomotives:
Perfect power for the Union Pacific’s 1960s City of Los Angeles and other Domeliners, these models are based on units upgraded in the mid-1960s and in service to the early 1970s with:
  • NEW - Working back up light on A & B units
  • NEW - Modified etched-metal Farr air grilles
  • Limited edition - one time run of these configurations!
  • Working Western-Cullen rotary beacon
  • Elevated horn stand with Leslie S-2M & A-200 air horns
  • Whip-style radio antenna
  • UP-style snow shields on A&B units
  • Passenger-style pilot
  • Metal UP-type cab sunshades
  • Nose-mounted grab irons on engineer’s side of cab
  • Twin sealed beam headlight w/LED
  • Steam generator details on A & B units
  • 48" dynamic brake fan
  • Available with ESU LokSound Select sound & DCC for DCC & DC layouts
  • Five-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 12:1 ratio for smooth, ultra-quiet running
  • Easy multiple-unit operation
  • Superb paint & lettering to match City of Los Angeles cars
  • Heavy die-cast metal underframe
  • Proto MAX™ metal knuckle couplers
  • Milwaukee Road and Preamble Express E9s available separately

Adding the 1960s City of Los Angeles to your layout or collection is easier than ever with your choice of two superb sets of railroad-ready models. Designed for the most demanding modeler or collector, each features factory-printed car names and/or numbers – 10 in all – as appropriate. Other features available only on these cars include 150+ Preiser passengers and crew throughout the train and factory-installed LED lighting as appropriate.

Limited to just 300 sets each and sold only as a complete 10-car set, all Deluxe Edition cars are scheduled to arrive in the same month as standard models, with deliveries beginning in February 2019. Individual Deluxe Edition cars vary in price between $85.00 and $135.00 each.

Remember, past Deluxe Edition car sets have sold out in a matter of hours – contact your participating dealer, preorder above, or call us at 1-800-487-2467 now to reserve yours!

920-820 1960s City of Los Angeles Set A $1240.00
Includes one each of these exclusive cars:
85' ACF Baggage #5651 (No lights or figures)
85' ACF Baggage-Dormitory #6006
85' ACF 44-Seat Coach #5463
85' ACF Dome-Coach #7007
85' ACF Café-Lounge #5001
85' Budd 10-6 Sleeper Pacific Cruiser
85' ACF Dome-Diner #8009
85' ACF Dome-Lounge #9013
85' P-S 11 Double-Bedroom Sleeper Placid Valley
85' P-S 5-2-2 Sleeper Ocean Sunset
920-821 1960s City of Los Angeles Set B $1240.00
Includes one each of these exclusive cars:
85' ACF Baggage #5638 (No lights or figures)
85' ACF Baggage-Dormitory #6007
85' ACF 44-Seat Coach #5471
85' ACF Dome-Coach #7000
85' ACF Café-Lounge #5005
85' Budd 10-6 Sleeper Pacific Crest
85' ACF Dome-Diner #8006
85' ACF Dome-Lounge #9004
85' P-S 11 Double-Bedroom Sleeper Placid Bay
85' P-S 5-2-2 Sleeper Ocean Mist

Model prototypical operations in conjunction with Milwaukee Road with matching E9 locomotives used in run-through service. Painted to match the standard Armour Yellow, Harbormist Gray and red of UP equipment, Milwaukee E-Units often pulled the City of Los Angeles train while on Milwaukee Road rails.

WalthersProto EMD E9A-B Set with ESU LokSound Select & DCC
MSRP: $569.98
920-42380 #32A, #32B
920-42381 #33A, #33B

WalthersProto EMD E9A with ESU LokSound Select & DCC
MSRP: $299.98
920-42382 #32C
920-42383 #33C

WalthersProto EMD E9 A-B Set – Standard DC
MSRP: $369.98
920-49380 #31A, #31B
920-49381 #34A, #34B

WalthersProto EMD E9A – Standard DC
MSRP: $199.98
920-49382 #31C
920-49383 #34C

Complete your UP power collection with the colorful Preamble Express E9A #951! Visiting all 48 contiguous states throughout 1974, this beautiful and patriotic locomotive captured the spirit of the nation heading into the bicentennial.

WalthersProto EMD E9A with ESU LokSound Select & DCC
MSRP: $299.98
920-42384 #951

WalthersProto EMD E9A – Standard DC
MSRP: $199.98
920-49384 #951

A typical winter consist through the 1960s reflected consolidations begun a few years earlier. Milwaukee Road handled the train between Chicago and Omaha where UP E8s and E9s took over; these were equipped with Automatic Train Stop (ATS) by 1968 for operation over Santa Fe tracks between Victorville and Barstow, California. Head-end traffic consisted largely of storage mail (typically heavier during the fall months leading up to Christmas) through late 1967, and to eliminate stops, a baggage-dormitory accommodated the dining car crew for the entire trip. Business or budget-minded travelers could purchase lower priced seats in long-distance leg rest coaches and enjoy affordable meals served in a lunch counter diner-lounge. Various sleepers brought up the rear where the ride was quieter, including cars switched over to the SP at Ogden connecting to Oakland/San Francisco. The sleeping car section also included a dome-lounge (rebuilt for mid-train service in 1956), as well as the signature dome-diner with upstairs seating, a private dining room and lounge on the lower level. The following lists of trains running in the 1960s through 1971 show typical consists during the winter months with a mix of both coaches and sleepers, as well as summer operations when the surge of vacationers required running the train in two sections.

March 1964 #103 Westbound Omaha-Los Angeles

E8A-B, E9B, E8A
Storage Mail
Storage Mail
Railway Post Office - Storage Mail
Storage Mail
Dome-Coach
Coach
Coach
Lunch Counter Diner-Lounge
Coach
Coach
Coach
4-4-2 Sleeper (UP)
10-6 Sleeper (SP)
10-6 Sleeper (SP)
11 Double-Bedroom Placid Sleeper
Dome-Diner
Dome-Lounge
5-2-2 Ocean Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
Baggage-Dormitory Heater Car (winter service)

December 1964 #103 Westbound Omaha-Los Angeles

E9A-E9B-E8A
Storage Mail - Express
Storage Mail
Storage Mail - Express
Baggage-Dormitory
Dome-Coach
Coach
Coach
Lunch Counter Diner-Lounge
Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
Dome-Diner
Dome-Lounge
11 Double-Bedroom Placid Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
6-6-4 Sleeper (UP)

June 30, 1968 #104 Eastbound Omaha-Chicago

MILW F7
MILW E9B
MILW E9A
Storage Mail-Express
Baggage-Dormitory
Dome-Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach
Lunch Counter Diner-Lounge
5-2-2 Ocean Sleeper
Dome-Diner
Dome-Lounge
11 Double-Bedroom Placid Sleeper
11 Bedroom Sleeper (UP)
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
July 1969 First #103 Westbound (sleepers)

E9A-E8B-E8B
Storage Mail
Storage Mail
Storage Mail
Baggage-Dormitory
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
11 Double-Bedroom Sleeper (UP)
11 Double-Bedroom Sleeper (UP)
Dome-Diner
Dome-Lounge
5-2-2 Ocean Sleeper
11 Double-Bedroom Placid Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
10-6 Pacific Sleeper
10-6 Sleeper (UP)
10-6 Sleeper (UP)

Second #103 (coaches)

E9A-E8B-E9B
Baggage-Dormitory
Dome-Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach
Lunch Counter Diner-Lounge
Dining Car
Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach

March1971 #103 Westbound Omaha - Los Angeles

E9A-E9B
Baggage-Express
Coach
Dome-Coach
Coach
Dome-Lounge
Diner
6-6-4 Sleeper (UP)
10-6 Pacific Sleeper