N C&NW “400” Boxed Train Set

Prototype Information:

The Chicago & North Western 400 Series Trains were named for the concept of a 400 mile trip in 400 minutes, with one of the most well-known examples being the Twin Cities 400 between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Pullman Bi-Level Passenger Cars started their operation on the Flambeau 400 and the Peninsula 400 trains in 1958. At the time, these two 400 trains were the only ones using these then-new Bi-Level cars. In addition to the Bi-level coaches, these two 400 trains also included a special Bi-Level Parlor Car and a Coach-Buffet Car to distinguish the service level from regular Chicago & North Western commuter trains and meet the riders needs on the longer distance trips.

Model Features:

  • Locomotive: Equipped with a mix of body and truck mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Locomotive: Directional Golden White LED headlights and prototypical blanked out numberboards
  • Locomotive: Drop in DCC compatible
  • Cars: Brand new tooling Bi-Level Cars, available in C&NW paint exclusively through this train set
  • Cars: Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels with all-wheel electrical pickup
  • Cars: Ability to be lit with optional installation of #11-211/212 Interior Light Kit with White LED (Light Kit with White LED is DCC friendly). Do not use older 11-206 lighting kits.
  • Cars: Prototypical directional head and tail lights on the Cab-Coach

Detail Photos; click for higher resolution images

E8A C&NW

Pullman Bi-Level Coach-Buffet

Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach/Coach-Parlor

Pullman Bi-Level Cab-Coach

Current Releases:

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N C&NW EMD E8A and Pullman Bi-Level “400” Train 6-Unit Set
Includes:

EMD E8A Chicago & North Western #5022-A

Pullman Bi-Level Coach-Buffet C&NW #903

Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach C&NW #700

Pullman Bi-Level 4-Window Coach C&NW #705

Pullman Bi-Level Coach-Parlor Car C&NW #6400

Pullman Bi-Level Cab-Coach C&NW #154

Specially designed bookcase packaging

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$260.00

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N C&NW EMD E8A and Pullman Bi-Level “400” Train 6-Unit Set w/ Pre-Installed DCC

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$365.00

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N C&NW EMD E8A and Pullman Bi-Level “400” Train 6-Unit Set w/ ESU LokSound DCC

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$485.00

Special Order Only