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San Francisco Chief

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WalthersProto® brings you all the highly detailed models you need to build an authentic consist!

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From its introduction, the San Francisco Chief was one of Santa Fe's most popular trains. Offering direct service from Chicago to the city by the bay - in this case Oakland and later Richmond, where passengers boarded buses for downtown San Francisco - the train also provided convenient service to intermediate stops along 2500+-miles of the road's southern main line. With affordable coach and sleeping car spaces, a choice of casual or fine dining, and a superb view from its "Big Dome" dormitory-lounge cars, the San Francisco Chief was a favorite with business and vacation travelers alike. Its fast schedule (47-1/2 hours) made it a perfect choice for the Post Office as well, and considerable volumes of mail were handled year around. In 1964, additional High-Level coaches arrived from Budd to provide additional seats for the popular train, which remained in service until 1971.

Unveiled in 1954, Santa Fe's newest streamliner drew legions of fans from the start! With a unique blend of equipment and fast schedules between the San Francisco bay area and Chicago this unique transcontinental is back - as Walthers newest HO Scale name train!

With a real metal finish simulating the patina of stainless steel, these cars look great in operation together, or combined with matching Walthers equipment to model other Santa Fe trains.
  • 7 All-New ATSF Cars - First Time in Plastic!
  • Based on Equipment in Service 1954-71
  • Real Metal Finish Simulates Stainless Steel as Appropriate
  • Plated to Match Super Chief & El Capitan Cars
  • Mix & Match to Model Other Santa Fe Streamliners
  • Limited-Run Deluxe Edition Cars w/Factory-Installed LED Interior Lighting & Preiser Passenger Figures
  • Prototypically Accurate Window Tinting as Appropriate
  • All Grab Irons Factory Installed
  • Car Name & Number Decals
  • Proto MAX™ Metal Knuckle Couplers
  • Correct Trucks with RP-25 Metal Wheels
37-Class EMD F7 Diesels
Pride of the railroad, these gleaming engines pulled the San Francisco Chief, Super Chief, El Capitan, and other Santa Fe streamliners for decades. Several authentic details have been newly tooled for added realism, including a 48" dynamic brake fan, a brass Nathan five-chime air horn, and separately applied late-style water fillers on both A and B units. A must for any Santa Fe modeler, each engine is finished in classic Passenger Warbonnet colors highlighted by a plated metal finish, and available with with Tsunami® sound for operation on DCC or DC layouts.
  • Based on A-B-B-A engines delivered in October 1952 with:
    * New - Separately Applied Late-Style Water Fillers on A & B Units
    * New - 48" Dynamic Brake Fan
    * New - Brass Nathan 5-Chime Horn
    * Mars Light
    * Nose Door Headlight
    * Freight Style Pilot
    * Single Steam Generator on B Units
    * Available with Tsunami® Sound for DCC & DC Powered Layouts
    * Real Metal Finish - Matches Walthers Plated San Francisco Chief, Super Chief & El Capitan Cars
    * Authentic Bulldog Nose
    * 14:1 Gears for Smooth, Quiet Operation
San Francisco Chief Consists
One of Santa Fe's most popular trains, the San Francisco Chief regularly approached the maximum of 18 cars, drawing from a pool of new and older equipment. WalthersProto® brings you all the models you need to build an authentic consist, from 37-Class F7s to the signature Big Dome Lounge.
Here are some sample consists to help you get started.

Train #1 June 6, 1954 - First Day of Operation Chicago - Oakland
Baggage-Mail/Express
Storage Mail (Kansas City-Oakland)
Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach (Clovis-Oakland)
Lunch Counter Diner Dorm (Kitchen to Front)
Big Dome Lounge Dormitory
Diner (Kitchen to Front)
Hotevilla 4-4-2 Sleeper
Indian 24 Duplex Roomette Sleeper
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper (Chicago-Ash Fork)
Pine 10-6 Sleeper

Train #2 July 1956 Oakland - Chicago
Baggage-Mail-Express
Coach (Oakland-Clovis)
Coach
Coach
Coach
Lunch Counter Diner Dorm (Kitchen to Front: May-September)
Big Dome Lounge Dormitory
Diner (Kitchen to Front)
Betahtakin Sleeper-Lounge 4-1
Hotevilla 4-4-2 Sleeper (Through November 1956)
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper (Added November 1956)
Indian 24 Duplex Roomette Sleeper (Through November 1956)
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper (Chicago to Ash Fork; February-May)
Hotevilla 4-4-2 Sleeper
Pine 10-6 Sleeper (Oakland-Kansas City)
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper (Amarillo-Chicago)
Valley 6-6-4 Sleeper (Added November 1956)
Yampai 8-2-2 Sleeper (Oakland-Clovis through May 1956)
Yampai 8-2-2 Sleeper (Williams-Chicago, added November 1956)

Train #2 June 1959 Oakland-Chicago
Storage Mail (Oakland-Clovis, Excpet Tuesdays)
Baggage-Mail-Express (Oakland-Clovis)
Baggage-Mail-Express (Clovis-Kansas City)
Express (Clovis-Kansas City)
Mail-Express (Amarillo-Kansas City)
Railway Post Office (Amarillo-Kansas City)
RPO-Baggage (Belen-Amarillo)
Baggage TBM (Richmond-Chicago)
Lunch Counter Diner Dorm (Summer Service)
Coach (Clovis-Chicago)
Coach (Winslow-Chicago)
Coach (Winslow-Chicago)
Coach (Richmond-Clovis)
Coach
Coach
Coach
Coach (Richmond-Chicago - Summer Service)
Coach (Richmond-Chicago - Summer Service)
Lunch Counter Diner Dorm (Summers & Holidays; Kitchen to Front)
Big Dome Lounge Dormitory
Diner
4-1 Lounge (Denehotso, Puye or Vista)
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper
Pine 10-6 Sleeper (Richmond-Kansas City)
Yampai 8-2-2 Sleeper (Oakland-Clovis)
Hotevilla 4-4-2 Sleeper (Ash Fork-Chicago)
Valley 6-6-4 Sleeper (Winslow-Clovis)
Valley 6-6-4 Sleeper (Amarillo-Chicago)

Train #1 1964 Chicago-Richmond
Railway Post Office (Newton to Amarillo)
RPO-Baggage (Amarillo-Belen except Sundays & Holidays)
Express Mail (Amarillo-Clovis)
Express Mail (KansasCity-Amarillo)
Express Mail TBM (Kansas City-Clovis)
Storage Mail (Kansas City-Richmond)
Container Mail (Kansas City-Richmond)
Container Mail
Storage Mail
Baggage-Mail Express
Coach (Bakersfield-Richmond)
Coach (Bakersfield-Richmond)
Lunch Counter Diner Dorm (Clovis-Richmond Summer Only; Kitchen to Front)
Coach (Clovis-Winslow)
Coach (Clovis-Winslow)
Coach (Clovis-Richmond)
Coach (Chicago-Clovis)
Coach (Chicago-Barstow; May-September 1964)
Hi-Level 68-Seat Coach
Hi-Level 72-Seat Coach
Hi-Level 72-Seat Coach (Summer Only)
Hi-Level 68-Seat Coach
Big Dome Lounge
Diner (Kitchen to Front)
4-1 Lounge (Denehotso, Puye or Vista)
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper
Valley 6-6-4 Sleeper (Chicago-Clovis)
Hotevilla 4-4-2 Sleeper (Chicago- Ash Fork; May-November Only)
Valley 6-6-4 Sleeper (Chicago-Amarillo)
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper (Chicago-Kansas City)
Pine 10-6 Sleeper (Kansas City-Richmond)
Valley 6-6-4 Sleeper (Clovis-Richmond)
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper (Clovis-Winslow)
Express Mail (Kansas City-Wellington; Rear of Train)
Express Mail (Kansas City-Wichita: Rear of Train)
Express Mail (Kansas City-Topeka; Rear of Train)

Train #2 1970 Richmond-Chicago
Steam Car
Baggage-Express TBM
Baggage-Dormitory
Hi-Level 68-Seat Coach
Hi-Level 72-Seat Coach
Hi-Level 72-Seat Coach
Hi-Level 68-Seat Coach
Big Dome Lounge
Diner (Barstow-Chicago; Kitchen to Rear)
Coach (Barstow-Chicago)
Coach (Barstow-Chicago)
Blue 10-3-2 Sleeper (Barstow-Chicago)
Pine 10-6 Sleeper
Regal 4-4-2 Sleeper (Summer Service)
Pine 10-6 Sleeper

Limited-Run Deluxe Edition San Francisco Chief

Take your Santa Fe modeling to the ultimate level of realism with this railroad-ready set of San Francisco Chief cars!

Limited to just 350 sets and sold only as a complete train, the Deluxe Edition is perfect for operation or display and includes select cars with factory-Installed LED interior lighting that operates on DCC or DC layouts, and Preiser passengers (200+ figures total) — a $59.96 retail value per car if purchased separately — ready to enjoy with no extra work!

Everything for an authentic consist is here, including a standard 74' Baggage Car (no lights or figures), one of each San Francisco Chief car, and one each of the matching Pine and Regal sleepers that served this train and the Super Chief!

Each Deluxe Edition car arrives in the same month as the standard model, with the first release expected in October 2013. Each Deluxe Edition car is priced at $120.00 each with the exception of the Big Dome Lounge Dormitory ($125.00) and Valley 6-6-4 Sleeper ($110.00).

With its unique mix of equipment — including seven all-new Santa Fe models — the Deluxe Edition San Francisco Chief sold out very quickly here at Walthers! Check with participating hobby shops to reserve yours today.