N Smoothside Passenger Car Sets

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.

Passenger Car Features:


  • Available in both 6-car and 4-car packaged sets of un-numbered cars for modelers to build their own trains.
  • Designed to run with Kato EMD E8 locomotives
  • Each car is equipped with low flange wheels, KATO magnetic knuckle couplers and shock absorber construction for smooth and reliable operation
  • Interior of cars can be lighted with optional installation of #11-211/212 Version 2 Interior Light Kit with White LED

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