Completely New from Diesels to Lookout Lounge!
* Based on 1948 Train * 9 Completely New Cars * Authentic Paint & Lettering * Superbly Detailed Inside & Out * PROTO-Max(TM) Die Cast Metal Knuckle Couplers * Matching PROTO 2000(R) E7 Diesels
No other train fired the imagination of the American public like New York Central's 20th Century Limited. Its exclusive clientele and blistering schedule between New York and Chicago made it the stuff of legends for 65 years. A favorite with business and industry leaders, its luxurious accommodations - including a red carpet on the platform at New York - also attracted stars of stage and screen, further fueling the train's celebrity status and romantic image.
New equipment finally arrived from Pullman in 1948, supplemented by refurbished 4-4-2 sleepers and RPOs from the 1938 trains. Painted in a new version of the two-tone gray scheme, sleepers and observations were named for various bodies of water in salute to the "Water Level Route" slogan. Up front, matched sets of EMD E7s provided 4000 horsepower to meet the 16-hour westbound, 15-1/2 hour eastward schedule.
Like the prototype, Walthers 20th Century is "Completely New from Diesels to Lookout Lounge!" And best of all, you can build a complete and affordable Century fleet, from the Phase II EMD E7 diesels to the train's signature "...Creek" series observation-lounge.
In addition, these First Edition models include a special certificate of authenticity, and an in-depth history of each car and loco! Plus, we'll also be offering a one-of-a-kind figure and accessory set, based on the classic publicity photo that defined Century elegance at its finest, complete with eight hand-painted figures and accessories, plus a 12" long reproduction of the famed red carpet rolled out for passengers as they boarded this flagship train!
The consist includes:
0932-9317 60' Full Railway Post Office #5017-20
0932-9311 "Bridge" Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
0932-9315 "Bay" Series 22-Roomette Sleeper
0932-9313 "River" Series 10-6 Sleeper
0932-9314 "Port" Series 12 Double-Bedroom Sleeper
0932-9316 68-Seat Full-Length Dining Car #400-03
0932-9318 Kitchen-Dormitory #474-75
0932-9310 "Shore" Series Club-Lounge
0932-9312 "Creek" Series 5 Double Bedroom Buffet-Lounge-Observation
PLEASE NOTE: As these cars are the correct prototype length and feature full underbody detail to match the prototypes, a minimum 24" radius is recommended for operation.
And Like the New York Central, you'll want the best motive power available to pull your 1948 Century - the all-new PROTO 2000(R) EMD Phase II E7 Diesels:
Sound & DCC A-B Set 0920-40993 #4024 & #4108 0920-40995 #4025 & #4109
A Unit Only 0920-40994 #4028 920-40996 #4029
Standard DC A-B Set 0920-47993 #4026 & #4110 920-47995 #4027 & #4111
A Unit Only 0920-47994 #4030 920-47996 #4031
All product here is available for seperate purchase and is not inclueded in this SKU item