Kato USA 106081 Amtrak Southwest Limited 8 Car Set Phase I Paint, N Scale

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Prototype Information:

When Amtrak took over the Santa Fes Super Chief train, it originally retained
the name of the classic silver streamlined service. In 1974, the name was
changed from Super Chief to Southwest Limited, a name it retained for 10
years before becoming the Southwest Chief.


Like the Super Chief, the Southwest Limited was made up of a mixture of ACF,
Pullman and Budd-built stainless steel cars, the same basic consist as the
original Santa Fe Train. Like the Santa Fe had done before it, Amtrak combined
the ex-Super Chief and ex-El Capitan Hi-level cars in its Southwest Limited
service, the single-level cars being used as the 1st class portion of the
consist.


Motive Power:

The then-new EMD SDP40F was a prime candidate for use on the new Amtrak trains,
replacing old Santa Fe E and F-units with newer and more recently built
equipment. The SDP40F, despite being based off the core SD40-2 chassis, was
geared for a higher maximum speed and given a passenger style full-width cab and
body. The SDP40Fs were used in multiple phases but lasted in Amtrak Service
roughly as long as the Southwest Limited name, being transferred over
primarily to freight service in 1985.


Passenger Car Features:

Brand new paint and numbering for the Santa Fe Cars to represent their post-1974
appearance.

Two newly tooled cars, never before done with the Super Chief: The Budd Pine
Series 10-6 sleeper and the Pullman 11-Double Bedroom sleeper!

Like the prototype, this 1st class train can be combined with the Amtrak Phase I
El Capitan to create a full 18 car consist with both coach and 1st class
accomodations.

Each car is equipped with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and
shock absorber construction for smooth and reliable operation.

Ideal for operating with Phase I EMD SDP40F locomotives

Interior of cars can be lighted with optional installation of #11-211/212
Version 2 Interior Light Kit with White LED.


ACF Baggage

#1171


Pullman 11-DB Sleeper- New
Tooling!

"Indian Mesa" #2216

Budd 10-6 Pine Series Sleeper-
New Tooling!

"Pine Leaf" #2724

ACF 4-4-2 Sleeper

"Regal Dome" #2350

Pullman Dome Lounge

#9350

Pullman Dining Car

#8070

Budd 10-6 Pine Series Sleeper-
New Tooling!

"Pine Dale" #2716

Budd 10-6 Sleeper

"Pacific falls" #2610

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