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1557 Rio Grande Zephyr, Coach (ex-16 Section Sleeper) #1121, Silver Pine, HO

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Image of item 1557 Rio Grande Zephyr, Coach (ex-16 Section Sleeper) #1121, Silver Pine, HO
MSRP: $74.99
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Item Number: 1557
Product Line: Rolling Stock, HO

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  • Beautifully Detailed and Accurately Modeled

  • Precision Paint, Color, and Lettering Schemes

  • Many Separately Applied Details including Hand Rails and Antennae (where applicable)

  • Detailed Interiors

  • Lighted Interiors

  • Operational Exterior Tail-Lighting on Obs Car

  • Observation Car: Lighted Drumhead

  • Composition: ABS with ABS Chassis

  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee Compatible

  • Compatible Tracks: Code 70, 83, 100 Rail

  • Minimum Operating Radius: 22 in

When the original California Zephyr ceased operations in March 1970, Amtrak endeavored to take over its operations. The original CZ route, which included the D&RGW-owned Moffat Tunnel Route, was unavailable due to a contract dispute between Amtrak and D&RGW. Thus, for the MTR leg, The Rio Grande Zephyr commenced operation, using the D&RGW cars from the California Zephyr. The Rio Grande Zephyr ran from Denver to Salt Lake City. The route was then extended to Ogden to accommodate California bound passengers connecting to the San Francisco Zephyr. Equipment and staff were sourced from the original California Zephyr and as it provided daytime service, nighttime service cars were either converted or sold off. Our models represent the Rio Grande Zephyr as it serviced the Denver and Grand Junction route until she was discontinued on April 24, 1980.

**Specifications on this page subject to change.