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CB&Q Silver Streak Zephyr Boxed Train Set

Prototype Information:

To call the “Silver Streak Zephyr” famous before its time would be to do the all-corrugated, slick stainless steel train a disservice. Named after a movie of the same name which featured the CB&Q’s distinctive corrugated equipment, the “Silver Streak Zephyr” and its specially built EMD E5A unit “Silver Bullet” was a short distance luxury train that operated between Lincoln, Nebraska and Kansas City with stops in Omaha and St. Joseph.

Like the train it pulled, the EMD E5A was a unique piece of equipment - specially built just for the CB&Q so that they could have a locomotive which matched their Budd built corrugated cars, the EMD E5A was wrapped in shining stainless steel and ribbed with corrugated fluting that gave the CB&Q’s trains an unmatched streamlined look.

Model Features:

  • Locomotive: Equipped with a mix of body and truck mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Locomotive: Directional Golden White LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards
  • Locomotive: Drop in DCC compatible with the Train Control Systems K0D8-E Decoder
  • Cars: Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels with all-wheel electrical pickup
  • Cars: Ability to be lit with optional 11-211/212 Version 2 LED Interior lighting kits
  • Cars: Illuminated marker lights on tail car

Videos and Additional Content:

Watch the CB&Q "Silver Streak Zephyr" in action in this feature video on youtube - click the image to the left to open the video in a new window!

Detail Photos; click for higher resolution images

E5A #9909 "Silver Bullet"

Budd Baggage/RPO "Silver Sheen"

Budd Baggage "Silver Light"

Budd Coach "Silver Gleam"

Budd Coach "Silver Glow"

Budd Observation "Silver Spirit"
Current Releases:
Item # Description MSRP
November 2018
N CB&Q EMD E5A & Silver Streak Zephyr 6 Unit Set
  • EMD E5A #9909 “Silver Bullet”
  • Budd Baggage/RPO #1600 “Silver Sheen”
  • Budd Baggage Car #900 “Silver Light”
  • Budd Coach #4703 “Silver Gleam”
  • Budd Coach #4704 “Silver Glow”
  • Budd Observation #300 “Silver Spirit”
  • Specially designed bookcase packaging that holds all 6 locomotives and cars with additional room for an extra 2 E5 locomotives

December 2018
N CB&Q EMD E5A & Silver Streak Zephyr 6 Unit Set w/ Pre-Installed DCC $320.00

December 2018
N CB&Q EMD E5A & Silver Streak Zephyr 6 Unit Set w/ ESU LokSound DCC and pre-installed Interior Lighting in all cars $465.00


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