BLI 1522 California Zephyr CB&Q 6-Bedroom 5-Compartment Sleeper Car #451 "Silver Quail" HO

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2.00 LBS
Calculated at Checkout
The route of the California Zephyr covered 2,525 miles and took an average of two and a half days to complete. The Chicago Burlington and Quincy handled the train from Chicago to Denver, Colorado, where it was then handed over to the Denver and Rio Grande Western. The Denver and Rio Grande Western would then handle it until reaching Salt Lake City, Utah, where it would be taken over by the Western Pacific for its final leg into California. Scheduling intentionally placed the trains in the grandeur of the Feather River and Rocky mountains during daylight hours, while the Nevada deserts and plains states were crossed at night. This practice allowed passengers the most breath-taking views of the route during the day time. Each railroad contributed cars to the California Zephyr, lettered for the participating roads. Even the Pennsylvania Railroad contributed a sleeping car!  The California Zephyr was the train that became known as the "Silver Lady". The California Zephyr was the grandest (and thus the most famous) way to reach the Golden State and the West.
Plastic (ABS) Construction with Nickel Plating
Authentic design, paint, and color schemes
Complete detailed interior
Tinted windows where applicable
Operating sprung diaphragms
Many separate applied details including grab irons, antenna, etc.
Prototypical accuracy
Full electrical pick-up for consistency in lighting
Magnetic knuckle couplers
Will operate on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
Recommended minimum radius: 22"
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