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Union Pacific "City of Los Angeles"
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earlier Union Pacific Passenger Releases

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Third Release:
Announced: 10-06-2010
Orders Due: 11-20-2010
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Second Release:
Announced: 11-09-07
Orders Due: 11-31-07
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The next in line for Kato’s “Classic Train Series” has been revealed – the classic Union Pacific “City of Los Angeles” train, in all its glory,
with a series of Union Pacific E9 locomotives to match.  The 11 Car Set comes packaged in an elegant collector’s case with display Unitrack.


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New Release E-8/9 Locomotives to pull these are posted here

From Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia:

"The City of Los Angeles was a streamlined passenger train that ran between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California, via Omaha, Nebraska and Ogden, Utah. Between Omaha and Los Angeles, the train was operated by the Union Pacific Railroad. East of Omaha, the train was operated by the Chicago and North Western Railway until 1955, and by the Milwaukee Road thereafter.

This train was the top-of-the-line for UP, which marketed it as a direct competitor to the Super Chief, a streamlined passenger train operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, and the Golden State, a streamlined passenger train jointly operated by the Rock Island and Southern Pacific railroads. As with the City of Los Angeles, many of the train's cars bore the names of locales in and around its namkesake city.

CNW / UP used one of only two EMC E2 locomotives ever built as motive power for the train beginning in 1937. The UP scored a public relations coup in the mid-1950s when the City of Los Angeles was prominently featured in two consecutive episodes of the then popular television series I Love Lucy. In 1955 the Milwaukee Road assumed the service, replacing the Chicago and North Western between Chicago and Omaha. Actor, (later President) Ronald Reagan often traveled on this train and even did a full page print ad for it that appeared in the National Geographic magazine.

Timeline
  • May 15, 1936: The weekly City of Los Angeles makes its first run between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California.
  • 1941: The Hollywood, a lounge car built for use on the City of Los Angeles, becomes the first passenger car whose interior is built entirely out of synthetic materials, which featured the newly-invented materials formica (plastic) and naugahyde.
  • 1947: The City of Los Angeles train frequency is upgraded to daily.
  • 1955: Dome cars are added to the City of Los Angeles as regular equipment. The Milwaukee Road takes over operation of the City of Los Angeles from the Chicago and North Western Railway between Chicago and Omaha.
  • 1956: The Challenger and the City of Los Angeles are combined into a single train, operated on the City of Los Angeles schedule.
  • 1970: Dome dining cars retired and replaced with standard flat top cars.
  • May 1, 1971: UP-operated long-distance rail service ends when the City of Los Angeles arrives at Los Angeles Union Station. On the same date Amtrak takes over long-distance passenger operations in the United States."

For more info from Wikipedia on the City of Los Angeles click here

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The next in line for Kato’s “Classic Train Series” has been revealed – the classic Union Pacific “City of Los Angeles” train, in all its glory, with a series of Union Pacific E9 locomotives to match.  The 11 Car Set comes packaged in an elegant collector’s case with display Unitrack.

New Release E-8/9 Locomotives to pull these are posted here
The “City of Los Angeles” is an 11 Car Set with the following consist:
Car Type Road Number or
Car Name
Illustrative Photo Layout Artwork
  • Storage mail
5643
  • Baggage Dormitory
6008
  • 44 Seat Coach x 2
5401

5417
 
 
  • Dome Coach
7001  
  • Lounge
6203
  • 10 Roomette - 6 Double Bedroom Sleeper
Pacific Guard
  • Dome Diner
8004  
  • 5 Double Bedroom-Lounge Sleeper
Cheyenne  
  • 11 Double Bedroom Sleeper
Placid Valley  
  • Dome-Lounge Observation
9003  
 
Part #: Kat-106-080 Union Pacific "City of Los Angeles" 11-Car set
New Release E-8/9 Locomotives to pull these are posted here
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Second (2007) Release
Passenger Car Release -- 2007 Information
Model Features —
Two different car sets decorated in Union Pacific colors create a complete train.


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 may also be used with the Union Pacific F3 Locomotives released by Kato in 2004, 2006 & 2007.

Part #: Kat-106-1054 Union Pacific Smooth Side Passenger 4 Car set - A A set: Baggage, Coach, Dining Car, Dome
Earlier release of different cars shown temporarily
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Part #: Kat-106-1055 Union Pacific Smooth Side Passenger 4 Car set - B B set: RPO, Dome, Sleeper, Observation
Earlier release of different cars shown temporarily
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New Release E-8/9 Locomotives to pull these are posted here.
First (2005) Release
City Series Release -- 2005 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 in 2004, 2006 & 2007.

Part #: Kat-106-5011 Union Pacific City Series cars Set A
Union Pacific Baggage #5671
Union Pacific Baggage #5671
Union Pacific Sleeper American Eagle
City of San Francisco Sleeper American Beauty


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Part #: Kat-106-5012 Union Pacific City Series cars Set B
Wabash Coach #1431
Union Pacific Coach #5421
Union Pacific Coach #5447
Chicago & North Western Diner #6956.


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Part #: Kat-106-5013 - Union Pacific City Series cars - Set C
Chicago & North Western Railway Post Office #8225
Union Pacific Dome #7000
Union Pacific Dome #7007
Union Pacific Observation #1575.


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Light Kits
Part #: Kat-11-211 - Interior Lighting Kit w/ LED Version 2
Fits: Corrugated Cars, Smooth Side Cars, Caboose, RDC, Superliner, Daylight, Broadway, Superchief
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Fits: Budd Corrugated Cars, Smooth Side Cars, Caboose, RDC, Superliner
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: : : Specifications
* Light bulb in the conventional interior lighting set has been replaced with white LED in this newly developed lighting set with the rest of the components remaining the same.
* Set for a single car/Set for 6 Cars
::: Components for a car:
* Lens Color Filter, Reflector Unit, Unit Holder, and Contact Spring

: : :Features
* Use of newly developed White LED recreates a fluorescent lamp lighted environment.
* By attaching the Color Filter the white color can be changed into yellowish “incandescent” light. Use of this filter is particularly good with older time period cars in which incandescent light was prevalent.
* Be sure to note the value pricing of the #11-212 Kit giving you the components for six cars for the price of five single-car kits!

: : : Additional Notes
* Applicable to those (N) passenger cars which #11-204/206 New Interior Lighting sets can be fit into.

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Part #: Kat-11-212 - Interior Lighting Kit w/ LED Version 2 (6 pieces)
Fits: Can be used to illuminate any N Scale Kato Passenger car, business car, or RDC.
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Fits: Budd Corrugated Cars, Smooth Side Cars, Caboose, RDC, Superliner
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Decoders
Part #: Kat-29-352 - FL12 Tail Light Control Decoder

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DCC Decorder for tail light control in the Daylight, California Zephyr, and Super Chief observation cars.

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Part #: Kat-29-353 - FR11 Interior Light Control Decoder

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DCC Decoder for N interior lighting kits 11-209/11-211 and 11-210/11-212. Allows programmable on/off functionality on DCC.

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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

Last Update by:  GJC
Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:40 PM

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