1951 Super Chief

1951 Super Chief
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1951 Super Chief

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Unveiled in May of 1937, the Super Chief was designed and built as Santa Fe's finest train, embracing innovative new ideas including diesel power and individual lightweight cars. Racing from Chicago to Los Angeles in 39 hours and 45 minutes - the fastest schedule at the time - the extra fare, first class, all-room Super Chief quickly established a reputation for speed and luxurious style that made it Santa Fe's flagship for decades.

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Unveiled in May of 1937, the Super Chief was designed and built as Santa Fe's finest train, embracing innovative new ideas including diesel power and individual lightweight cars. Racing from Chicago to Los Angeles in 39 hours and 45 minutes - the fastest schedule at the time - the extra fare, first class, all-room Super Chief quickly established a reputation for speed and luxurious style that made it Santa Fe's flagship for decades.

In 1951, Santa Fe truly raised the bar on luxury with an all-new Super Chief consist that included cars from Budd, American Car & Foundry and Pullman-Standard. No expense was spared to serve the train's exclusive clientele, as evidenced by the Pleasure Dome lounge cars. Built to rival the finest hotels of the time, these unique cars offered revolving single seats upstairs, while the lower level boasted a lounge and the unique Turquoise Room for private dinner parties.

Historians, collectors, modelers and fans of this great train consider the years from 1951 to 1956 as the Super Chief's finest, and it's this version that serves as the prototype for our WalthersProto® HO Scale replica.

With a real metal finish to simulate stainless steel, color-matched to our El Capitan cars (sold separately), they're perfect for modeling the original train, the combined Super Chief/El Capitan, and other Santa Fe streamliners.

Santa Fe's finest comes to your layout in style with the latest HO Scale Super Chief. With a real metal finish simulating the patina of stainless steel, these cars look great in operation as a traditional consist, or combined with matching Walthers El Capitan equipment to model the post-1958 train. Features include:
  • Real Metal Finish Simulates Stainless Steel
  • Prototypical Finish Color Matches El Capitan Cars
  • Perfect for Modeling Combined Super Chief/El Capitan & other Santa Fe Trains
  • Available with Factory Installed LED Interior Lighting
  • Factory Installed Grab Irons
  • Prototypically Accurate Window Tinting
For the finishing touch, power your new Super Chief and other Santa Fe streamliners with this limited-run of F3s. In your choice of Tsunami® Sound & DCC or standard DC versions, these locomotives also feature:
  • Classic "Long Bonnet" Paint Scheme
  • Based on 1951-58 Phase 1 Units with:
    * ATSF Changed-out Body Panels
    * Dual Slit Dynamic Brake Wire Screens
    * Dual Leslie A-200 Horns
    * Freight Style Pilot
    * Full Fuel Tank Skirts
    * Knob Style Sand Hatch Covers
    * Tall Fans
    * Vertical "Farr" Stainless Steel Side Grilles
    * Roller Bearing Journals
    * Single Steam Generator on B Units
    * ATS Shoe on Engineer's Side Rear Truck
  • 14:1 Gear Ratio for Multiple-Unit Operations
Super Chief Consists
Each of the six train sets in daily Super Chief service included a storage mail, RPO, diner, lounge, dorm and observation car, plus three or more each 4-4-2 and 10-6 sleepers. With our latest WalthersProto® 16-Class F3 diesels and cars, it's easy to model a typical train from 1951 to the 1970s. Here are some sample consists to help you get started:

January 1954 #18 Super Chief
Los Angeles-Chicago

Baggage-Mail
Railway Post Office (LA to Kansas City)
10-6 Pine Sleeper
10-6 Pine Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
Dome Lounge (Dome to rear)
Diner (Kitchen to front)
Dorm-Lounge
10-6 Pine Sleeper (San Diego to Washington, D.C. via B&O, ended 10/55)
10-6 Pine Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
Observation

January 1958 - #18 Combined Super Chief/El Capitan
Los Angeles-Chicago

Baggage Mail
Railway Post Office (La Junta to Kansas City)
Baggage-Dormitory (Transition car)
Hi-Level Coach 68-Seats
Hi-Level Coach 72-Seats
Hi-Level Diner
Hi-Level Lounge
Hi-Level Coach 72-Seats
Hi-Level Coach 68-Seats
10-6 Pine Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
Dome Lounge
Diner (Kitchen to front)
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
10-6 Pine Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper (Los Angeles to New York via NYC; ended 4/58)
10-6 Palm Sleeper (Los Angeles-Kansas City)

Spring 1969 - #18 Combined Super Chief/El Capitan
Los Angeles-Chicago

Baggage Mail
Baggage-Dormitory (Transition car)
Hi-Level Coach 68-Seats
Hi-Level Coach 72-Seats
Hi-Level Diner
Hi-Level Lounge
Hi-Level Coach 72-Seats
Hi-Level Coach 68-Seats
10-6 Pine Sleeper
11 Double-Bedroom Indian Sleeper
Dome Lounge (Dome to rear)
Diner (Kitchen to rear)
11 Double-Bedroom Indian Sleeper
11 Double-Bedroom Indian Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
10-6 Palm Sleeper (Los Angeles-Kansas City)

September 1970 - #17 Combined Super Chief/El Capitan
Chicago-Los Angeles

Steam Generator (Converted baggage car)
Storage Mail
Baggage-Dormitory (Transition car)
Hi-Level Coach 68-Seats
Hi-Level Coach 72-Seats
Hi-Level Diner
Hi-Level Lounge
Hi-Level Coach 72-Seats
Hi-Level Coach 68-Seats
10-6 Pine Sleeper
11 Double-Bedroom Indian Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
Dome Lounge
Diner (Kitchen to rear)
11 Double-Bedroom Indian Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
4-4-2 Regal Sleeper
10-6 Palm Sleeper (Los Angeles-Kansas City)