The NYC 20th Century Limited

Prototype Information:

Called “The Most Famous Train in the World, the New York Central 20th Century Limited is one of the classic and most recognizable named trains of the 20th Century. Headed by some of the worlds most famous locomotives and connecting the great cities of New York City and Chicago, the 20th Century Limited – along with its competitor from the Pennsylvania Rail Road the Broadway Limited – operated for more than 60 years.

Now, coming in late 2020, Kato USA will finally be paying homage to this classic train in N Scale, recreating the train as it appeared in 1948-1954 (a perfect era match with the Broadway Limited), with a sleek two-toned grey color and pair of streamlined E7A locomotives with brand new tooling for this project!


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Model Features:

  • Completely new tooling for each of the individual car bodies in this set to accurately match the prototype!
  • Specific interior and exterior details that match the 50’s era consist, including such iconic cars as the “big window” observation!
  • Shock absorber construction gives even traction and performance, fitting for these “water level route” cars!
  • Observation car with illuminated tail sign.
  • All detail parts installed – fully ready to run!
  • Interior of cars can be lighted with optional installation of #11-211/212 LED Interior Light Kits
  • Released along with a pair of newly tooled EMD E7A locomotives era appropriate to pull the train!
  • E7A locomotives are DCC friendly and compatible with Digitrax DN163K0D or Train Control Systems K0D8-G decoders.

Locomotive/Car Types; click for higher resolution images

EMD E7A Locomotive

Baggage/RPO Car

Pullman 10-6 Sleeper

Pullman 4-4-2 Sleeper

Club Lounge Car

Kitchen Dormitory Car

Dining Car

Pullman 12 Bedroom Sleeper

Observation Lounge Car

Feature videos:

Announcement Video: Published 10/15/20 – Check out this feature video from the Kato Youtube channel that compares footage of the real world Post-1948 20th Century Limited with the N scale model. This video will break down all of the features of the new Kato named train set, as well as the new E7A locomotives that are being released to pull it. It even contains a look (or more accurately, a listen) at the ESU LokSound Equipped versions of the E7A locomotives, available by special order!

Red Carpet Service:

The New York Central prided itself on its red carpet treatment of passengers of the 20th Century, who would board the train walking across an elegant maroon carpet emblazened with the 20th Century’s logo. As a special treat, the Kato 20th Century Limited train will include a “red carpet” re-railing tool, allowing you to place your cars in similar extravagent style!

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Set Information :

Stock #

Description

Road #

Msrp

Stock #

Description

N EMD E7A New York Central Two Locomotive Set

106-0440-DCC: N EMD E7A New York Central Two Locomotive Set w/Pre-Installed DCC

106-0440-LS: N EMD E7A New York Central Two Locomotive Set w/Pre-Installed DCC + ESU LokSound

Road #

#4008, #4022

Msrp

$230 for Analog/DC. $430 for Digital DCC. $630 for DCC+Sound

Stock #

Description

N New York Central 20th Century Limited 9 Car Set

106-100-1 N New York Central 20th Century Limited 9 Car Set With Preinstalled Interior Lights

Set Includes:

Baggage/RPO Car #5017

Pullman 4-4-2 Sleeper "George Washington Bridge"

Pullman 4-4-2 Sleeper "Bay Bridge"

Pullman 4-4-2 Sleeper "Queensboro Bridge"

Club-Lounge Car "Lake Shore"

Kitchen-Dormitory #474

Dining Car #401

Pullman 12 Bedroom Sleeper "Port of Buffalo"

5-Bedroom Lounge Observation "Hickory Creek"

Road #

Msrp

$315 Base 9 Car Set $450 Pre-Lit Cars

Stock #

Description

N New York Central 20th Century Limited 4 Car Add On Set

106-7130-1 N New York Central 20th Century Limited 4 Car Add On Set With Preinstalled Interior Lights

Set Includes:

Pullman 10-6 Sleeper "Chicago River"

Pullman 10-6 Sleeper "Powder River"

Pullman 12 Bedroom Sleeper "Port of Boston"

Pullman 12 Bedroom Sleeper "Port of Albany"

Road #

Msrp

$140 Base 4 Car Set $200 Pre-Lit Cars