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HIAWATHA
















Model Features:
Fox Valley Models is proud to announce the 1935 Milwaukee
Road Hiawatha Project. This classic train will be faithfully recreated
in HO and N Scales to celebrate the Trains's 75th Anniversary.
When introduced, the train was lead by the sleek and powerful
Class A 4-4-2. Following was America's first Tap - Cafe car, three
Coaches, a Parlor car and Milwaukee's unique Beaver Tail
Observation. All will be available in State of the Art Injection
molding with numerous add on details. The locomotive will include
a smooth and powerful DCC ready drive. Cars will feature metal
wheelsets, wire grab irons, knuckle couplers and interiors. The first
set will include Locomotive #1 in it's original paint scheme, the
Tap-Cafe car, Coaches #4419, 4428, 4439, Parlor Car Minnewawa
and Observation Wenonah. Two additional coaches will also be
available. These initial sets will be limited, so order yours today.
  • Simple DCC installation
Prototype:

Drawn by the first newly built scientifically streamlined steam locomotives, designed for speed faster than steam locomotive ever attained heretofore, two Milwaukee Road speed-lined trains were placed in daily service between Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapolis on May 29, 1935. The 410 miles between Chicago and St. Paul are covered in 390 minutes.

Traversing territory rich in Indian lore, the train is named the Hiawatha for the great Mohawk Chief whose legendary endowments, as immortalized by Longfellow, includes swiftness of foot:

"He could shoot an arrow from him,
And run forward with such fleetness
That the arrow fell behind him!"

The oil-burning steam locomotives were especially designed for this particular service. They have a steam pressure of 300 lbs.: driving wheels are 7 feet in diameter.

Load weight of the engine is 280,000 lbs. Loaded weight of tender is 247,500 lbs. Length of engine and tender 85 ft. Boiler pressure 300 lbs. Water capacity of tender 13,000 gals. Fuel oil capacity of tender 4,000 gals. Maximum tractive power 30,700 lbs. The whistle is above the headlight. The bell is directly inside the grating at the extreme front end. The "smoke stack" is just back of the headlight. A smoke
elevator lifts the smoke up so that it is carried off above the cars. The housing on the extreme front of the engine may be opened exposing a standard coupler, in the event it is desirable to couple an engine or car to forward end.

All the coaches, the parlor cars and the cafe cars are speed-lined, full size, of welded steel construction, about one third lighter in weight than the cars generally in use. The cafe cars have special buffet features and the luxuriosly appointed coaches have conveniences new to coach patrons. To reduce air resistance the contour of all cars conforms to the locomotive, presenting a smooth unbroken line from head end to the rear of the "beaver tail" cars at the end. All of the cars are air conditioned.

Introduction of the first speed-lined steam train continued the Milwaukee Road's outstanding record of contributions to modern railroading. It was the first line between Chicago and the Twin Cities and is still the only double tracked route; was the first to use steam heat and electric lights on Chicago-Twin Cities trains and the first to operate all-steel trains between Chicago and the Twin Cities. It was the first line to adopt roller bearings for through passenger trains, and has pioneered in the operation of trains across mountain ranges by electric power, and it is the only railroad operating over its own rails all the way from Chicago to the North Pacific Coast.

Routed via Milwaukee and LaCrosse the new speed trains operate via the line over which the United States government has routed its mail trains between Chicago and the Twin Cities for more than a half century.

Excerpt from "The Milwaukee Road 1847-1935"

Road Name Road # Picture List Price Our Price Part #
Hiawatha Passenger Set 2 Maroon NumberAs run starting May 29, 1935. Class A Locomotive #1, Tap-Cafe Car, Coaches
4419, 4428, 4439, Parlor Car Minnewawa, Observation Wenonah.
$399.95
FVM-40001
Hiawatha A 4-4-2 Loco #2 Maroon Number
$169.95
$127.46
FVM-40011
Hiawatha A 4-4-2 Loco #3 Gold Number Indian Logo
$169.95
FVM-40012
TAP-Cafe Car ??
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40021
Hiawatha add on Coaches 4401
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40031
Hiawatha add on Coaches 4437
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40032
Hiawatha add on Coaches 4405
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40042
Hiawatha add on Coaches 4408
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40043
Hiawatha add on Coaches 4413
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40044
Hiawatha add on Coaches 4421
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40045
Hiawatha add on Coaches 4426
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40046
Parlor Car Ishoodah
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40061
Observation Car Nokomis
$49.95
FVM-40071
Milwaukee Road -1948 Bunk Coach 4442
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40105
Milwaukee Road -1948 Bunk Coach 4445
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40106
Milwaukee Road -1952 Bunk Coach 4443
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40107
Milwaukee Road -1952 Bunk Coach 4447
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40108
Pacific Great Eastern Bunk Coach 621
$44.95
FVM-40109
Pacific Great Eastern Bunk Coach 624
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40110
Pacific Great Eastern Bunk Coach 625
$44.95
FVM-40111
Next up are the coach cars from the popular Hiawatha train. The coaches wore the most paint schemes and a few new versions are offered here. Before they were painted in final Hiawatha colors, the coaches (along with most cars of the era) wore brown roofs. In the 1950's, maroon window bands were the fad and roofs went to black. A few of these cars even made it into the Yellow and Gray Scheme.
Milwaukee Road - Original Brown Roof 4404
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40033
4417
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40034
4438
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40035
Milwaukee Road - 1950’s Maroon Band/ Black Roof 4403
$44.95
Sold Out
FVM-40036
4414
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40037
4435
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40038
Milwaukee Road - UP Yellow and Gray 4409
$44.95
Sold Out
FVM-40039
4418
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40040
4432
$44.95
$35.96
FVM-40041
Milwaukee Road - 1935 Original Brown Roof 1107
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40081
1111
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40082
Milwaukee Road - 1935 Hiawatha Scheme 1109
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40083
1117
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40084
Milwaukee Road - 1935 UP "Express Messenger" 1100
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40085
1122
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40086
Milwaukee Road - 1948 1102
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40087
1118
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40088
Milwaukee Road - 1952 1006
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40089
1115
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40090
Milwaukee Road - UP "Railway Express Agency" 1101
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40091
1105
$39.95
$31.96
FVM-40092

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