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N "Streamliner" Cars





ACF Industries Photo, Ed Hawkins Collection.

Prototype Information
"Streamliners" were operated by Union Pacific, Chicago & North Western, and Southern Pacific with some equipment "pooling" with Wabash and other railroads. The most famous trains were the City of Los Angeles and the City of San Francisco, departing from Chicago, IL for the West. Additional trains were known as the City of Portland and the City of St. Louis.

The biggest partners, UP and C&NW, advertised "Route of the Streamliners" on their box cars. In essence, each of the partner railroads "owned" portions of the train; they were true partners, not simply connecting railroads.

Today, these trains remain among the best remembered of all postwar lightweight passenger trains. Even today, the Union Pacific Historic Fleet, used for company business as well as special excursions, continues the long tradition of yellow and gray passenger trains.

Model Features
Three different car sets decorated in Union Pacific colors create a complete 12-car train without duplication of cars. Some cars are lettered for railroads that "pooled" the cars with Union Pacific.

All cars have accurate detail and painting and are equipped with Kato Magnetic Knuckle Couplers. Blackened metal wheels with all-wheel electrical pickup for optional lighting kits (sold separately) provide smooth operation.

These passenger cars are ideal for use with the Union Pacific F3 Locomotives released by Kato last year.

Click here for an advisory about lighting kit installation.
New Product Arrival: July 2004
Part # Description MSRP Our $
KAT-106-5011 Streamliner Set A
Union Pacific Baggage #5671
Union Pacific Baggage #5671
Union Pacific Sleeper American Eagle
City of San Francisco Sleeper American Beauty
$105.00
KAT-106-5012 Streamliner Set B
Wabash Coach #1431
Union Pacific Coach #5421
Union Pacific Coach #5447
Chicago & North Western Diner #6956
$105.00
KAT-106-5013 Streamliner Set C
Chicago & North Western Railway Post Office #8225
Union Pacific Dome #7000
Union Pacific Dome #7007
Union Pacific Observation #1575
$105.00
Union Pacific Licensed Products.

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